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Inuyama Castle

Inuyama CastleInuyama Castle is a castle in Inuyama city located about 25 km north of Nagoya city.
The castle is on a hill 88 meters high, and Kiso River flows near this hill.

In 1469, a fort was built. And the castle was constructed there in 1537.
From the 16th century to the early 17th century, the lord of the castle changed sometimes, but Naruse Family had been the lord for over 250 years since 1617. After the end of feudal Edo Period (1603-1868), this castle was abandoned. But fortunately, the castle tower remained.

So this castle has been designated as a national treasure.

The castle has four stories, and they have wood floors.
The highest floor has an observatory. Of course, we must take the steep stairs to there.

How to get to here

By railroad

By express train on Meitetsu Inuyama Line, get off at Inuyama or Inuyama-yuuen station. About 27-35 minutes from Meitetsu-Nagoya station.
About 15 minutes walk from there.

By car

From Nagoya station, about 29 km on Route 41.

Inuyama Castle
Inuyama Castle in spring
Kiso River and Inuyama Castle
Photo by Railstation.net
Gate to the castle
Inside of the castle
A view of Kiso River from the highest floor

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