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Address: 65-2 Inuyama Kitakoken, Inuyama 484-0082, Aichi Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 568-61-1711
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Great castle in great location

The castle is in a great place above the river and is easily accessible by public transport or car. The grounds are small but well kept. There are places for a picnic at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Richard B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The castle is in a great place above the river and is easily accessible by public transport or car. The grounds are small but well kept. There are places for a picnic at the front. Inside the castle the original stairs are very steep and more like ladders. If there a lot of people it could get very claustrophobic. My... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I went here one year ago. It was such a great Castle. Since it is a private one, it is different from the other government owned castle such as the one in Osaka. It looks really traditional and the place nearby is quite old school. We have to take off our shoes when we get in, I was really impressed... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Here is the opportunity to visit the oldest original castle in Japan, and one of four which have been designated as national treasures. The entrance is a pleasant riverside walk from Inuyamayuen station (15 minutes). The climb to the castle is quite steep, and the wooden steps within the building itself are at about 60 degrees, so a reasonable level... More 

Thank Allan L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The Castle itself (what remains of it) is very small, but the view from the top is fantastic - it makes one marvel at the engineering skills of people before the industrial era. After all, Japanese castles are traditionally constructed without the use of metal nails, staples, etc! The climb up to the top involves some very very steep steps;... More 

Thank Yuta T
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I am spending some time in Japan for my work. Having the weekend to do as I please, I convinced my coworkers to go up to Inayuma Castle for some sightseeing. Traveling to Inayuma Station is very easy from anywhere in Japan. They have the best public transportation system in the world, I think. From the station, we walked about... More 

Thank ElleKitty13
Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

It is the oldest wooden castle in Japan and obviously it is quit popular among tourists. It can get crowded inside on the narrow steep stairs, watch your head! The view from the upper terrace is nice, there is not much to see on the other floors. If you are planning to visit Tea house, then it is worth buying... More 

Thank Anna F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Inuyama Castle is out of the way, not visited by many foreign tourists, but worth the train ride and hike if you love genuinely old castles. It is said this is one of the oldest in Japan. It is small and is a fortress, not residential castle. The steps are VERY steep and require athleticism to climb up and down.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

My wife and I traveled throughout Japan this past April and were able to secure the services of Hiroaki Kato of Tour Station Co, Ltd to visit Inuyama during their annual festival. Kato and his associate, Nanae took us to the Castle as well as many points of interest in the surrounding areas. Kato is extremely knowledgeable of all cultural... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Inuyama-jou dates to 1440 and is Japan's oldest castle, still in great condition. This is pretty much the furthest you can travel back in time in a castle. This album contains pictures of the castle's exterior and interior, as well as views from the top of the keep, pictures from the town, and pictures of the shrine (which predates the... More 

Thank ART196
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

The castle is next to the river. During cherry blossom season, there are boat rides which people can take to see cherry blossom from the river. The boat ride takes about 10 mins. The walk to the castle is an easy walk. There are two shrines on the way up with great outlook to the prefecture. The view on the... More 

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