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


96.80 USD

total price up to 6

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person. 8.80 USD
Extra hour. 18.48 USD
Extra child. 4.40 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. 8.80 USD
Extra hour. 18.48 USD
Extra child. 4.40 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.

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