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Address: 65-2 Inuyama Kitakoken, Inuyama 484-0082, Aichi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 568-61-1711
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Cozy little castle of Inuyama

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Kassel, Germany
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised to be offered a free tour - in English! - when we arrived at the castle entrance. The guide was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of insights to the castle's construction and history. The tour took about 45 minutes or so and really made the trip. Since most of the displays were only in Japanese,... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Inuyama Castle is, thus far, the most interesting historic site I have visited in Japan. Not only is there the historic significance, but it is also remarkable how one family maintained the castle for centuries. This is one sight worth visiting, and it's only a short train ride from Nagoya. For those who have difficulty with steep stairs, you may... More 

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Roma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The lord of the castle still lives in a house next to the castle. This experience is very different from all the other castles in Japan. It's really real; it's a special hillside type of castle (most castles are "town Castles" like Himeji, Osaka, Nagoya, Matsumoto, etc.) Next to the castle is a shinto shrine, a sumo ring and a... More 

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Address: 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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