CHUBU

Inuyama
犬山

Castle of national treasure and castle town:

Inuyama is in the north of Nagoya, the symbolic castle town of Inuyama Castle. The Kiso River, a big river in Chubu region, flows through the town and the atmosphere of an old town harmonious with the scene of the river attract tourists.

Access and Getting Around

It is a good way to get from Nagoya by private railway train.

The traffic road is narrow, which makes you park your car nearby and walk around the town.

By train

25 minutes from Meitetsu Nagoya Station to Inuyama Station by the Meitetsu Line with 1 train per hour.

By car

50 minutes from Nagoya Station.

Inuyama

Features

Inuyama Castle

-Historic Sites 

Inuyamao Castle is one of the Japanese four major national treasure castles built in 1537.The Castle Tower built on the hill along the bank of the Kiso River is small,but wood used in the construction of the castle at the time remain unchanged,which helps to realize a Japanese castle truly.View of the Kiso River and scenes of the mountains seen from the Castle Tower are completely magnificent....

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Inuyama Castle Town

-Historic Sites 

The castle and the outside of the castle surrounded by the moat is really beautiful.The atmosphere of the mall along the road from Inuyama Station to Inuyama Castleseems to be the one in the Middle Aged in Japan.You may have a tour leisurely around the town because there are not many tourists....

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Urakuen

-Historic Sites 

Urakuen is a Japanese garden in the east of Inuyama Castle.There are a tea-ceremony room of more than 400 years and some small tea-ceremony rooms, bamboo grows thick and the garden with moss is spread all over, all of which is very tasteful.It is the national treasure here, too. ...

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Isobe Residence

-Historic Sites 

Isobe residence is a traditional deep building of an old merchant's family.There are a storehouse and the exhibition room in the deepest part and is a very interesting building.It is just beside the Dondenkan....

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Dondenkan

-Historic Sites 

Four festival cars of 8 meters high used at the festival are shown.It is an attraction that a day of the festival is shown by light and a soundto always feel the Inuyama festival throughout the year....

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Meiji-mura

-Recreational Facilities 

Meiji -mura is the big outdoor museum which collected 60 genuine buildingsof the Meiji period on the very large site.The site has a train, a steam locomotive and a bus, and it is a theme park.It is nice to master the state of the Meiji period in Japan in a certain degree. ...

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Little World

-Recreational Facilities 

The little world is an outdoor Museum of Ethnology which features the theme of a world house and living.It is mainly divided into two parts, one is the main building where 6000 items of life tools, ritualistic implementsand masks from 70 countries in the world are introduced using a video and an acoustic device,the other one is a very large outdoor exhibit space.In the outdoor exhibit space, Farme...

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Kiso River Ukai fishing

-Seasonal Attractions 

Ukai or cormorant fishing is a traditional fishery to have continued 1300 years in Japanthat a person in a boat handles a cormorant, and fishes.Tourists can watch the event on a sightseeing boat from bank of the Kiso River during June 1 and October 15.Particularly, night Ukai is emotional the summer of Japan can be experienced.Because meals are included, a reservation is necessary three days in ad...

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Inuyama Festival

-Festivals 

It is a festival which began in 1635.Local people moving together on flutes, drums take 13 festival cars with dolls on the cars around the town.The scene of many lanterns moving in rows cherry trees in full blossom is attractive with gorgeousness.It is an ideal festival to experience a Japanese old castle town.It holds on the first Saturday and Sunday in April every year....

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Accommodation around Inuyama

Links

Inuyama City Tourist Association

Prefectural Tourisum Association

 

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