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Address: 65-2 Inuyama Kitakoken, Inuyama 484-0082, Aichi Prefecture
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One of the five national tresure castles in Japan

There are 12 main castles to visit in Japan and this is one of the best in terms of authenticity. This has the oldest "tenshukaku" which is the top part of castle and has a long... read more

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Sydney
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are 12 main castles to visit in Japan and this is one of the best in terms of authenticity. This has the oldest "tenshukaku" which is the top part of castle and has a long and interesting history. Located at the top of hill and right next to the beautiful Kiso river, this castle is very beautiful. There is... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the oldest original castles and one of only 12 castles still remaining from Japan's warring period. The main castle tower is the oldest in existence in Japan with authentic wood structure as opposed to concrete form of most modern reconstructed castles in Japan, such as Nagoya castle. The inside of the castle though cramped and sparse, is well... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The view, the castle, the history, the shrines, the onsen hotel next to it, and the direct connections to / from Nagoya, Gifu and the airport -- definitely a must-go.

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Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 722 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

A pleasant walk along the river (under blossoming sakura as a bonus!), a short visit to Haritsuna Shrine, a long visit to the castle, a short visit to Sanko Inari Shrine equals a very full day. Inyama castle is a tidy little place. There were red benches set out for hanami, and occupied by people eating ice cream cones. There... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Beautiful and well maintained, loved the location on the river. Definitely go see if you are nearby with an hour or two to spare.

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We came straight from our very early arrival at Centrair. At Nagoya station, we were able to leave our hand carried luggage in one of the larger coin lockers. Anyway, September 28 was a quiet day passing through the old castle town as there were very few tourists. The view from Inuyama Castle was grand. You could see the city... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Inuyama Castle was initially constructed in 1537. It is one of only twelve original castles left in Japan (i.e. castles that have survived intact the natural disasters and wars since the end of the feudal age in 1867). Inuyama Castle is also one of only five castles whose main keeps have been designated as national treasures. The other four are... More 

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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is a well-preserved small wooden castle atop of a hill looking down the Kiso River. A conserved feature are the steep stairs, which visitors can scale up four stories to get to the top level and be rewarded with panoramic views over the castle grounds and Kiso River.

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Porto, Portugal
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663 reviews
193 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Located near to Nagoya, this castle is often claimed as the oldest castle in Japan. Built in 1440 before the Edo period, is still the original building, the same doesn't happen with several other famous castles in Japan. Also, this castle is considered a national treasure of Japan. With all this, of course, this castle worth a visit, is a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Pondering if we should pay 550 per person to visit the castle, built in 15th century. The main gate was built in modern days up the hill above few temples. But inside the gate, the 500+year old castle is standing there like a giant. After taking off your shoes, taking some steep steps, you can visit each of the four... More 

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