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Inuyama Castle, Inuyama
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Originally built in 1440 and strengthened in 1537, Inuyama Castle boasts the status of one of Japan's oldest castles, and one of only twelve surviving from before the Edo period. Situated on a hilltop, the castle overlooks Inuyama and the Kiso River. Explore the wooden castle floors and see the armory and storage room, or visit the main keep to admire the relics and artifacts from the castle's turbulent past. Climb to the top floor of the castle and enjoy the panoramic city views from the balcony. Work out when and for how long to visit Inuyama Castle and other Inuyama attractions using our handy Inuyama vacation planner.
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  • Inuyama Castle had often seen from a distance. I visited a chance. It was privately owned until recently was a surprise. You could spend a day beaming, good views from the top floor.
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  • Went first thing in the morning so no congestion got. Until the castle was hard in the steep climb up stairs. Was the view from the tower is the fear of heights so I couldn't on the outside. Low parapets so wind is strong and quite scare it. Seeing the exhibit down, it was interesting.
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  • Scenic unexpectedly did not expect information, closed for all public facilities in Nagoya Monday, but came here because the inside was landscape. Only really Japan landmark, a national treasure.
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  • Every lover of japanese castles need to visit this place. It is one of only 12 remaining original castle towers, and even the oldest one. Not overrun by visitors allowed to really enjoy the place. Entry was ¥500 Outside the castle, I maybe should have had time for the museum. Other than that, the town didn't offer much else to see. The street leading to the castle has some nice old buildings, but it has a lot of traffic, and small side boards, so I couldn't enjoy it much.
  • One of Japans few remaining original castles. Particularly nice in spring when the cherry trees in the castle grounds are in bloom
  • The oldest standing castle in Japan from 1537 AD. A small border garrison but worth the trip to the top for views into Gifu and modern Aichi.
  • so beautiful! you see the castle by the river and reflection is amazing !
  • Amazing place they still has old things and the view from the castle is beutiful