Home Japan Aichi Stroll around Inuyam...


  •   Urakuen(Japanese style garden)
  •   Joan tea ceremony house(in Urakuen) : national treasure
  •   Inuyama Castle : national treasure
  •   Sanko Inari Shrine
  •   Karakuri or mechanical puppets Exhibition Room


City Aichi
Depart From Aichi , Nagoya
Meeting Point At Inuyama Yuen Station or your hotel in Inuyama or Nagoya .
Ending Point At Inuyama Yuen Station or your hotel in Inuyama or Nagoya.
Departure 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 4h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 6


99.00 USD

total price for up to 6 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person. 9.00 USD
Extra hour. 18.90 USD
Extra child. 4.50 USD

What to Expect

If you have only a short time to spend in the Nagoya area, why don't you explore Inuyama Castle and its castle town? (If you have more time , there is another tour , Cormorant Fishiing on the Kiso River after strolling around Inuyama Castle and its town). Inuyama city is about 30 minutes away from Nagoya city by train. Inuyama Castle is the oldest castle in Japan(built in 1537) and designated as a national treasure. It stands on a cliff beside the Kiso River and the view from the castle stronhold is magnificent.
Joan is one of the most famous tea houses of the Edo period( built around 1618) and designated as a national treasure. It stands in the Uraku-en, a tranquil Japanese garden. If you want to have Maccha(Japanese powdered tea), your guide will show you how to drink tea here.
The town around Inuyama Castle retains the atmosphere of the Edo period and is still dotted with old tradesmen's houses which have been transformed into coffee shops, restaurants and souvenir shops.
There are a variety of restaurants here and you'll be able to have a relaxing time at one of the restaurants for lunch.You could also enjoy tea or coffee at an old but elegant tea house.
Inuyama Festival dedicated to the god enshrined in the Haritsuna Shrine is held on the first Satuaday and Sunday of Aplil each year. On the day, you will see 13 festival floats, with mechanical puppets on the top stage, marching on the street of Inuyama castle town .
It is designated as a national important intangible folk-culture asset .
On the last Saturday and Sunday of October , there is another festival to see the festival floats on the street as we'll.
In this tour, you can see some of the festival floats in the museum.
Please feel free to ask any questions to the guide .

What‘s included

Tour guide fee ,
If you are staying at a hotel in Inuyama , your guide will pick you up from there.

What‘s not included

You and your guide's transportation fee if the guide pick you up in Nagoya.
Lunch . Entrance fees for the castle, Urakuen and museums.

Extras (optional)

Extra person. 9.00 USD
Extra hour. 18.90 USD
Extra child. 4.50 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

What to wear ?

Please wear proper clothes for walking . Sunscreen, sun glasses and a hat will be appropriate as we stroll around the castle town.
There are no escalators or elevators inside as Inuyama Castle is an old and original building.

How to get to Inuyama

You can take Meitetsu train from Nagoya . Choose the train bound for Shin Unuma. It will take about 40 minutes from Nagoya to Inuyama Yuen Station (The nearest station to the castle). The Exit is west gate. The single train fare is about $6 USD/an adult.

How much is the entrance fee for Inuyama Castle and Urakuen and other museums?

The total entrance fee is about $15 USD/an adult.

Frequently Asked Questions

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No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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2 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: Hong Kong

“ Sites in Nagoya, Inuyama Castle & festival, Gifu ”

Very professional with all sorts of detailed knowledge on the subject areas, historical and cultural, some of which are from her own studies and research. We have greatly enjoyed the three days of tour with Rumiko.

Hello Benson. I really appreciate your great and swift review. You are very active and energetic ,which I truly admire. The tour went very smoothly thanks to you, even though it was a bit early to see cherry blossoms. As it was quite cold and cherry trees came into bloom later than usual in Nagoya this year. I hope you could enjoy seeing the cherry blossoms in full bloom in Ueno Park, as you mentioned. Please come and visit here again someday . With best regards . Rumiko

Alan Alan
3 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Dedicated, meticulous and conscientious tour guide ”

Rumiko is extremely helpful! She provided recommendations on hotels prior to the trip and even help make reservations for bus tickets for our trip to Nagoya! She put in lots of effort to plan for our itinerary as we were towing a 5 year old boy for the trip. She ensured that our two days with her were fun enough for adults and kid - she prepared quizzes and stories about the places of interest to keep our little one engaged throughout the two days. She is very knowledgeable about the history of Gifu and Nagano and Japan in general. Wonderful guide and strongly recommend her for anyone who wishes to have a good guide.

Arigato Gozaimasu, Alan. Thank you very much for your great review. I am happy you and your family enjoyed my tours around Nagoya , one tour to visit Inuyama Castle ( National treasure , the oldest castle in Japan ) and Gifu Castle with a panoramic view, on top of the mountain. The other tour to visit Magome and Tsumago (old post-towns in Kiso valley). it was very pleasant to walk with you and your wonderful family. I hope each scene will remain in your heart as a memory of Japan. Please have a good and safe fly back to your country . Hoping to see you someday again . Arigato Gozaimashita . With best regards. Rumiko

5 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Beautiful Nagoya ”

We had a wonderful experience in Nagoya with Rumiko as our guide. She came in very prepared and made sure my kids will enjoy and learn a lot of things about the places we visited. She surely knows how to entertain kids, elderly and us. Overall, she made our tour worthwhile and fun. I will definitely recommend her to my friends and relatives visiting Nagoya.

Dear Alicia and your wonderful family. Thank you very much for choosing Nagoya and my tour. As the tour was held at the end of the year, there were few sightseeing spots to visit. Most of the places were closed on the day. We went to Gifu Castle, which is open all through the year. I am very happy to hear you and your family enjoyed the tour. Hoping to guide you in and around Nagoya again someday. With best wishes, Rumiko.

6 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Nagoya with Rumiko ”

As I have to work, my wife and 2 boys have Rumiko for 2 days in Nagoya. It was the most wonderful experience to have Rumiko to take you around Nagoya. The boys truely enjoyed themselves and keep talking about it when they are back at the hotel. Rumiko has made a wonderful day for my wife and 2 boys. Deeply appreciate for all arrangement . Thank you for the wonderful experience.

Dear Eng. Thank you very much for choosing me as your wonderful family's tour guide. I also had happy time with your family. On the first day we went to Nagoya Castle, Sakae (Oasis 21) and Toyota Automobile museum. On the second day we went to Inuyama city to visit Inuyama Castle (National treasure) and its castle town, then we went to Gifu city to visit Gifu Castle. Gifu Castle is on the top of a mountain. We got on a ropeway and enjoyed panoramic view from the top of the castle. we conquered three castles just in two days! Thank you very much. Sincerely yours, Rumiko.

8 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Kiso Valley and the Nakasendo with Rumiko ”

Excellent, knowledgeable guide. Our hike was one of our highlights of our trip. Pace was just right, stories intriguing.

Dear Dean. Thank you very much for your kind message. I was very happy to be your guide for the Kiso valley walking tour. How was Sake which you bought in Nakatsugawa? Hope to serve you next time. Sincerely yours. Rumiko

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