Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Chubu  /  Tokai  /  Aichi Prefecture  /  Inuyama  /  Inuyama Castle

Inuyama Castle, Inuyama

4.4
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. To visit Inuyama Castle on your trip to Inuyama, use our Inuyama route app .
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Inuyama Castle
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Inuyama Castle Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
945 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • Gannbarimashita Sankoh Inari road gradient too tightly, until there is written "approach in place, so wheelchair go far below the Castle", but often uneven cobblestone, to lift the wheelchair, but feel the risk of overturning and sliding, Were gone. I just admire from afar and is better.
    View original
  • It was very impressive and Castle can be seen from the old, but a luxury. The Castle exhibits include article on the Castle. I thought it was worth a go with a steep staircase, is scared, I walk out together with antiquity.
    View original
  • Qss Station after the car about a walk, the old Street has no wind, the dog Mountain Castle on the wind is also very good, but the castle inside the ladder is narrow and steep, if the knee is not good people to suggest not to keep the cabinet.
    View original
Google
  • Beautifully constructed castle that is one of the last standing wooden castles in Japan in its original form. From the top there are wonderful views of the surrounding area. Not a crowded place and surrounding parks are also nice to walk through. Wear comfy shoes that are easy to take off and put on as there is a no shoe policy inside the castle. Small fee to enter but worthwhile. Toilet and canteen area available.
  • Such a beautiful castle!! Worth the visit and admission cost is reasonable. Our English tour guide was so friendly and informative ^_^
  • Beautiful place, with amazing scenery view from the top floor. Explanation pamphlets available in many languages. Kind and helpful staff. Totally worth it!
  • Beautiful Japanese traditional castle. It is still original, with wood structures dating back to XVII sec. We had an English speaking volunteer guide who told us so many information that we enjoyed the fantastic castle even more! It definitely worth a visit if you are in the Nagoya area. Also the surrounding garden and temple area are very nice.
  • The castle has one of the best views of the city! Made up mainly with wood is a must to visit in Japan, since its a very different one from those found in other cities - which are made of rock. The place is well maintained. The attention is great! I mean, Japanese people know how to treat you well wherever you go!!
Places to stay near Inuyama Castle

Plan your trip to Inuyama

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Inuyama

View all >
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 30​min
3.3
Duration: 1​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Inuyama

4.2
Duration: 3​h
4.0
Duration: 4​h
3.8
Duration: 1​h

Historic Sites in Inuyama

View all >
3.5
Duration: 1​h
3.9
Duration: 1​h
3.8
Duration: 1​h
4.1
Duration: 1​h

Nearby attractions in Inuyama

3.6
Duration: 2​h
3.2
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.6
Duration: 1​h

Museums in Inuyama

2.9
Duration: 1​h
2.4
Duration: 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Inuyama

3.7
Duration: 4​h
4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Plans to Inuyama Castle by other users

31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Japan & Seoul BY A USER FROM BULGARIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Nagoya BY A USER FROM HONG KONG April, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Inuyama BY A USER FROM JAPAN March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in East Asia BY A USER FROM FINLAND September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Nagoya BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Nagoya BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Nagoya BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Tokyo, Takayama & Nagoya BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Inuyama & Kakamigahara BY A USER FROM JAPAN March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Kakamigahara & Inuyama BY A USER FROM JAPAN March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans