Half-Day Inuyama Castle and Town Tour with Guide

Take a trip to the outskirts of Nagoya and see Inuyama Castle, one of Japan’s five castles with National Treasure structures, along with a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter.

Customers on this tour will use public transportation and learn more about the history, culture, and way of life of the local people. As this is a half-day tour, it is recommended for those staying in Nagoya for sightseeing or business trips, and those who plan on going to Takayama, Kyoto, Tokyo, or other places after the tour.
* Duration: 6 hours
* Starts: Nagoya, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Take a trip to the outskirts of Nagoya and see Inuyama Castle, one of Japan’s five castles with National Treasure structures, along with a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter.

Customers on this tour will use public transportation and learn more about the history, culture, and way of life of the local people. As this is a half-day tour, it is recommended for those staying in Nagoya for sightseeing or business trips, and those who plan on going to Takayama, Kyoto, Tokyo, or other places after the tour.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Inuyama Castle, 65-2 Inuyama Kitakoken, Inuyama 484-0082 Aichi Prefecture

This castle was constructed in 1537 and survived throughout wartime to become one of the country’s five castles designated as a National Treasure. The castle keep is built in the borogata, or lookout tower, style and has four-story-keep three-roof construction with two underground levels. It is the oldest castle of this style in Japan. Sanko Inari Shrine is a historical shrine located at the base of the castle hill. There are many popular photo spots here. Taking some pictures at the tunnel of red torii gates, the symbol of the shrine, is recommended.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Inuyama Jokamachi, Inuyama, Inuyama 484-0081 Aichi Prefecture

Enjoy strolling around the town freely. The layout of this historical town was determined during the building of Inuyama Castle and these districts remain unchanged even today. With the samurai district surrounding the townspeople district, this layout was designed to protect the castle as well. There are rows of shops selling dango dumplings, tofu dengaku (grilled tofu dressed with sweet miso paste), and goheimochi (rice cake), as well as art galleries and miscellaneous goods shops. On weekends, an area where visitors can experience throwing ninja shuriken (throwing stars) is opened. Those who wish may visit the Karakuri Exhibition Room or the Donden-Kan where Inuyama Festival can be experienced year-round.

Duration: 2 hours