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  •   inuyama Castle
  •   Joan tea ceremony house (in Uraku-en)
  •   Castle town
  •   Meiji-mura ( Meiji Village)


City Aichi
Depart From Aichi , Nagoya
Meeting Point At Inuyama Yuen Station or your hotel in Inuyama or Nagoya station.
Ending Point At Inuyama Yuen Station or your hotel in Inuyama or Nagoya station.
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 5


160.20 USD

total price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour. 18.69 USD
Extra person. 8.90 USD
Extra child. 4.45 USD

What to Expect

You will travel two different periods-the Warring States period and the Meiji period. You will be like a time traveler visiting these places.
Inuyama Castle was built in the 16th century (Warring States period).
Inuyama Castle is the oldest and original castle in Japan. It stands on a cliff beside the Kiso river. It is designated as a national treasure.
You will walk where samurai walked about 450 years ago and feel what they thought at that time. The view from the top of the castle tower is magnificent.
You also visit Joan . It is a tea ceremony house and designated as a national treasure as well. It is located in Uraku-en, a beautiful Japanese garden. If you want to drink Japanese powdered tea, you can enjoy it here. Your guide will show you how to drink it.
You will stroll around Inuyama castle town .There are many souvenir shops, tea shops and restaurants. It is here for you to have lunch.

In the afternoon, you will go to Meiji-mura (Meiji Village). It is an open -air museum for preserving and exhibiting works of Japanese architecture of the Meiji period (19th century). It is beautifully located on a hillside facing Lake Iruka. There are over sixty Meiji buildings and other structures brought and rebuilt here. Ten of them are designated as National Culture Properties.
As the village is so big, your guide will choose important and interesting buildings and show you around the village efficiently, using the village buses.
There are souvenir shops and restaurants. Your guide will tell you its popular snack of the Meiji period. (don't worry , it is freshly cooked)
Please feel free to ask your guide any questions.

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), your lunch , your entrance fee.
・When the meeting point is at Nagoya station, the total transportation fee will be about $22 USD ,including the bus Inside of Meiji Village per person.
 ・When the meeting point is at Inuyama Yuen, the total transportation fee will be about $13 USD, including the bus inside of Meiji Village per person.
Entrance fee for Inuyama castle, Urakuen and Meiji Village will be about $30 USD.

Extras (optional)

Extra hour. 18.69 USD
Extra person. 8.90 USD
Extra child. 4.45 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

What to wear ?

Please wear proper clothes for walking. Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat will be appropriate as we stroll around the castle and it's town,and Meiji-mura (Meiji Village) which is a wide open air museum. Summer is usually very hot. There are no escalators or elevators in In the castle, as Inuyama Castle is an old and original castle. We will be walking up the steep and narrow stairs to the top of the castle tower.

Are we going to see all Meiji building?

No. There are more than 60 Meiji buildings and other structures. It is difficult to see all of them in a short time. The guide will choose some important and interesting buildings for you .Your guide will show you around the village effectively. There are 10 buildings designated as National important properties.
Some of the buildings require their own guide to see inside. As the guiding is conducted in Japanese, your guide will translate it into English.

Is the tour covered by travel insurance?

No. If you feel you need it , please buy it by yourself.

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