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Address: 65-2 Inuyama Kitakoken, Inuyama 484-0082, Aichi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 568-61-1711
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Authentically historic

A little off the beaten track for most tourists, near Nagoya. A small shopping precinct with small "quaint" stores and restaurants approaching the castle complex. We were able to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A little off the beaten track for most tourists, near Nagoya. A small shopping precinct with small "quaint" stores and restaurants approaching the castle complex. We were able to get an English speaking guide who made the visit all the more interesting. One of only a handful of original castles (most others are reconstructions after fire) left in Japan making... More 

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Daegu, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was such a beautiful castle with steep staircases and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This small castle still has all of its features from the past. You enter the castle by climbing a semi-vertical ladder. Then you reach a floor where you can see things such as paintings of previous castle owners, the model of the castle and other interesting things. Then, you climbs up to a new floor and now there are other... More 

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Kassel, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I especially love this castle with its architecture, setting and the great view which you get from the top over the Kiso-river and the city of Inuyama. It is quite dark inside and not as big as other castles you might come across, but this one is still one of my favourites! I also got the chance to visit a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

In addition to being the home of Toyota Motors, Aichi is known for traditional manufacturing and thus attracts many business travelers. Midway between Tokyo and Osaka, is Nagoya, a major location for business conferences that also attracts visitors with its castle, museum and gardens.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

If you weren't impressed by Nagoya Castle with it's elevator and air conditioning, Inuyama Castle is less than an hour by train. This smaller castle has a more authentic feel to it, and is located in a quaint historic town. The steps to the viewing deck can be quite steep so wear decent footwear. From the top, you have a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Lovely walk through a short stretch of old wooden houses in Inuyama old town leading up to the entrance to the castle. Take care when you go into the castle as there are no shoes allowed and the ancient wooden stairs are shiny and steep. There are beautiful views from the top storey but the wind can howl around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is one of original castle built in 1537, and can climb up to the top! Compared to Nagoya castle (rebuilt) this Inuyama Castle is small but can feel ancient life. Approx 30min by train from Meitetsu (not JR) station, ask for discount ticket it comes together with coupon. Very worth to visit!

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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Yes you can definitely see that this wooden building is 300 years old. There are places where you might wonder how a building like this could ever survive an attack. What you can't escape is the feeling of the time period. The outer buildings and houses that would have surrounded a castle are all gone, but the main castle part... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This castle is overlooking a beautiful small old town at the river Kiso. Inuyama castle is one of 12 castles which still keep the original buildings. The Inuyama castle was built in 1537 and survived various battles and political struggles in the history of Japan. In 1935 this castle became one of the national treasures of Japan. It is worth... More 

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Address: 65-2 Inuyama Kitakoken, Inuyama 484-0082, Aichi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 568-61-1711
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Aichi Prefecture  >  Inuyama
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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