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[Inuyama Castle, a national treasure]

The castle tower is a national treasure that survived the rough times of the Sengoku period

Inuyama Castle was built by Nobuyasu Oda, uncle of Nobunaga Oda, in 1537. The lord of Inuyama Castle changed frequently owing to the castle's key location in the competition for more territory. The castle tower has been designated a national treasure as the oldest such structure in Japan. The steep staircases and musha-gakushi (hidden rooms where warriors could lie in wait) remain unchanged from the past, and tell us their own stories of olden times. From the corridors on the top floor you can enjoy views of the Kiso River, and on a clear day Mt. Ontake, Gifu Castle and the towers of Nagoya Station can been seen in the far distance.
Address 65-2 Kitakoken, Inuyama, Inuyama-shi, Aichi
Phone +81-568-61-1711 (Inuyama Castle Management Office) (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last admission at 4:30 p.m.)
Holidays December 29th to 31st
Admission fee Adults 550 yen, children (elementary school students and junior high school students) 110 yen
Access Take the Meitetsu limited express from "Meitetsu Nagoya Station" close to "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 25 minutes, alight at "Inuyama Station" and walk for approx. 20 minutes.
URL http://inuyama-castle.jp/

updated on Mar 11, 2015

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