Inuyama Castle (National Treasure)4.0
Inuyama Castle is one of four National Treasure castles in Japan, which is located on the top of a hill on the south side of the Kiso River. The castle was built at its present location in 1537.
Its location was very important in the Warring States Period, so that its owner was changed many times. In the Edo era(early 17th-late 19th) the Naruse clan owned the castle as rulers of the Inuyama area.
In the Meiji Restoration in 1868 the new local government confiscated the castle from the Naruse family. But in the great earthquake in 1891 the castle was damaged and the Naruse family regained it on the condition that they would restore it.
☆If you want to see an original castle, this is a must to see! The castle itself is not big but very beautiful and inside the castle you can see the old timbers. When you climb(it's actually "climb"!) the castle, you can get a grand view of Kiso River, towns, and mountains! It's very impressive!
☆There is a castle town between Inuyama Station and Inuyama Castle and the main street in the old-fashioned atmosphere has shops and stalls. You can enjoy strolling and finding something interesting there!
☆You can walk to National Treasure tea-ceremony house Joan in Urakuen Japanese Garden, which is located at the east of Inuyama Castle. Joan is one of the only three National Treasure teahouses in Japan!
PurposeFestivals,should go,cherry blossom viewing,sightseeing,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Chubu Centrair International Airport (about 60km) Google Transit
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Spot Reviews (1)
The view from the river, the castle looked the most beautiful and understood why the castle was built on the top of the hill. cormorant fishing was also exciting activity there.
The view from the river, the castle looked the most beautiful and understood why the castle was built on the top of the hill. cormorant fishing was also exciting activity there.Read moreClose