Stroll Inuyama city, explore history! View from Tenshu is a must see!
In the past there were over 25,000 castles in Japan. Today there are 12 castles, 5 which are national treasures. In this plan visit National Treasure Inuyama Castle and its castle town, 30 minutes from Nagoya. A river flows behind the castle, and it appearance over a small hill attracts fans from across Japan. The castle's presence today remians from the fiere battlefield during the Warring State period, and attacks by generals.
The highlight is not only Inuyama Castle. The highway that prospered as a castle town still remains. You can discover houses and festival atmospheres at the museum and see many other things. Let's discover the Warring State Period and Inuyama Castle.
・Enter National Treasure Inuyama Castle, explore the wooden architecture of the period
・Eat the Inuyama specialty, dengaku and skewers
・Visit museums to discover the history of Inuyama
・Stroll around the old castle town and feel its remains
・Atago Jinja: Before Inuyama Castle was built there was a castle called Kinoshita Castle nearby. A shrine is built where the castle was located. There is also a well where the ruins of the castle remain. It is a must see if visiting Inuyama Castle.
・Wakamatsu Aoi: A Japanese style confectionery store founded 80 years ago. There are products such as seasonal confectionery and dried confectionery with a long history. On the second floor there are displays on the history of Japanese confectionary in relation to Japanese life.
・Matsunoya: A specialty not to be missed in Inuyama, skewers! Now a days you can eat various types of skewers but the origination is dengaku. Let's have lunch in a traditional dengaku store.
・Dondenkan: A museum on Inuyama Festival registered as a UNESCO heritage. See 8m high floats, and learn more about the history of Inuyama.
・Showa Yokocho: The ambiance of the old Japanese town is spreading within this hall. It is almost like a festival where you can eat delicious food and enjoy yourself! Take a break and experience what life was like in the Showa period or admire posters from the past, there is so much excitement for you to see.
Kyu Horibe Jutaku (Old Horibes House): This building is an important part of the history of Inuyama. There are 5 buildings on this site. Take pictures inside the building, it is almost like photos taken in a nice studio. Take a look at the buildings made with fine detail.
・Karakuri Tenjikan (Karakuri Exhibition Hall): A feature of Inuyama Festival. The Karakuri Doll is a large manipulated with strings expressing fine details of movement. This is a culture unique to Japan and a rare exhibition hall where many puppets are displayed!
・Shiro to Machi Museum (Inuyama City Cultural Assets Museum): Learn about the history of Inuyama before visiting Inuyama Castle! See the castle town of the Warring State Period, samurai culture, local culture etc. See the diomara of the city at the time, amour used during the war etc.
・National Treasure Inuyama Castle: Japan's oldest wooden castle that remains from the Warring State period. It is popular to many across Japan. The battle armour and views from the top of the castle are a must see! Although the castle was attacked three times during the Warring State Period, there is a reason why the castle remains as it is today. The surprising history will also be displayed.
・Please wear comfortable clothing as you will be walking a lot
・Tour finishing spot is different to meeting spot. Please let your guide know if you would like to change the tour finishing spot
・Lunch (dinner) is included
・"Matsunoya" is closed on Thursdays. If other spots are temporarily closed plans will be adjusted accordingly.
The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 1000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.
Inuyama Station Exit (Meitetsu Inuyama Line)
＜How to get to Inuyama Station＞
Meitetsu Nagoya Station (Meitetsu Inuyama Line) → Inuyama Station (35 mins/550 JPY)"