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Inuyama Castle

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Closed Open from 1/1-12/28,9:00am-5:00pm;Closed from 12/29-12/31
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Kitakoken-65-2 Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture 484-0082
Official website: https://inuyama-castle.jp/
Phone: +81-568-611711

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As more and more cities have passed, I gradually understand the history of Japan. The Japanese castle is the symbol of authority of each country in ancient times. The leader of the country is in the city, and the castle tower is used to observe the city at any time. Case. The construction of each city has similarities, but it is unique in small places. There is a gate in Honmaru of Himeji Castle, which is hidden in the stone wall. Foreign enemies will never notice when they invade. People in the city can use this to attack or escape. Facing the love of Dahe drama and the understanding of the history of Japan's Warring States period, every time I go to a city, if there is a castle, I will definitely check in. Depart from Jinshan in Nagoya City and arrive at Inuyama Station in 40 minutes. Inuyama Castle has a long history, and Himeji Castle, Hikone Castle, and Matsumoto Castle have become Japan's four national treasures. In the 6th year of astronomy (1537), Oda Nobunaga's uncle Oda Nobunya moved the Harakishita Castle to the current Inuyama Castle. After decades of changes in the castle lord, as Oda Nobunaga unified the world before he died, Toyotomi Hideyoshi nominated Sekishiro, and then Tokugawa Ieyasu opened the Tokugawa shogunate, Inuyama Castle ushered in the 3rd year of Naruse Yumotoka (1617). ) Until the end of the Shogunate, he served as the lord. There are also two shrines at the foot of Inuyama Castle, Shizuna Shrine and Sanko Inari Shrine. Inari Shrine has the familiar Inari God, who is in charge of harvest and food. There is a heart-shaped wishing place on the road, full of pink hearts, entrusting the good wishes of countless people. There are amulets for sale next to it, also to commemorate it, but also to seek a trace of prayer. Inuyama Castle is backed by the Kiso River, and the scenery is pleasant, and the view is even more pleasing to the eye. You need to take off your shoes after entering the castle tower. Moreover, the stairs on each floor were high and steep. Although the skirt was very thin, I was surprised to climb all the stairs to the top with the skirt. The entire castle tower has four floors. You can see the scenery outside the window on each floor, and the highest point is the hope platform, and you can stand on the platform to observe the scenery. When the weather is good, you can see Nagoya Station, Gifu Station, and even Gifu Castle and Komaki Castle. Maybe this is not a popular attraction, there are few Chinese people, and there is no tour group, everything is very quiet. On the way back down the mountain, there are many snack bars and bought Wuping Bing, which is a specialty. Although it is not very tasty, it is necessary to check in.

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  • PandaHouston
    PandaHouston
    Houston
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    Buy the Meitetsu Inuyama Train and Entrance Combo Ticket

    We were staying in Nagoya for 5 nights and went for a visit to Inuyama Castle. We bought a combo ticket from the Meitetsu company which, for 1380 yen per person, included round trip on the train from...

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    One of the Original Castles

    Inuyama castle is much nearer in Inuyamayuan station but taking a stroll from Inuyama station would also be nice. Starting from the station, the historic street lined with old structures, it would tak...

    Reviewed on /Date(1578353288000+0800)/
  • ルイス マ
    ルイス マ
    Japan
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    If you have some free time during your trip in Japan

    Small city, small castle, but... still you can get somethings more.. It is one of only 12 original Japanese castles in Japan. Less Tourist especially foreigner... So, it is pretty quiet. There are ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1578238325000+0800)/
  • lyho01
    lyho01
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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    A national treasure

    It was under restoration when we went in October 2019. One of the oldest fortress in Japan is still beautiful and accessible despite the restoration. The views from the castle is beautiful especially ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1571462610000+0800)/
  • Vince T
    Vince T
    Makati, Philippines
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    Stepping into History

    We visited Inuyama Castle last year. While it is currently undergoing renovations (for the next few months it seems), I decided to share our experiences for readers thinking about adding it to their f...

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