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Experiencing Inuyama’s traditional culture

Experiencing Inuyama’s traditional culture

Inuyama Station

About 20-minute walk

No.1

Goto Toitsu Toen

Try your hand at making traditional Inuyama-yaki pottery!

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It is said that Inuyama-yaki pottery dates from the beginning of the Edo period, when kilns were first developed in Imai, eastern Inuyama. “Unkinde”, in which a single piece of pottery is decorated with cherry blossoms and autumn leaves, and “Akae”, in which pieces are decorated with red phoenixes and flowers, are characteristic of Inuyama-yaki.
Even beginners can have fun challenging themselves to make a small bowl or a tea cup on a potter’s wheel or by hand. There are also tea cups and dishes produced in the workshop’s kiln on sale.

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About 20-minute walk

No.2

Japanese Restaurant Uraku(Meitetsu Inuyama Hotel)

Savor Japanese cuisine prepared by a hotel chef

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A Japanese restaurant in Meitetsu Inuyama Hotel. This restaurant offers seasonal cuisine in elegant surroundings, and the view of the magnificent Kiso River and the gardens from the large window give a real feeling of openness. For lunch, a hot spring plan is available, as well as a Kaiseki prepared with seasonal ingredients. It all adds up to a great day out.

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About 5-minute walk

No.3

URAKUEN Japanese Garden

Tea time in a garden that a tea room built by a great master of the tea
ceremony has been relocated to

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A garden located to the east of Inuyama Castle. The garden is wrapped in a serene ambience and has a whole array of gems to see: National Treasure teahouse JOAN, Kyu Shodenin Shoin Important Cultural Property, teahouse Gen-an, which has restored using the old plans, and newly built teahouse Ko-an. Jo-an is a teahouse that was built by Oda Urakusai, a great master of the tea ceremony. It was designated a National Treasure in 1936. It is one of three existing National Treasure teahouses.
Green tea is served on the veranda of Kyu Shodenin Shoin Important Cultural Property.

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About 10-minute walk

No.4

Tsukedokoro Juhyoya Inuyamaan

How about trying a dessert made with Moriguchi-zuke? It’s a taste you
won’t find anywhere else.

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Tsukedokoro Juhyoya Inuyamaan, a shop which sells Moriguchi-zuke / Nara-zuke traditional Japanese pickles, presents a new Inuyama dessert that you can only get here! “Soft de Moriguchi” is a slightly salty soft ice cream containing an Owari specialty: Miroguchi-zuke pickles. “Soft de Genkotsu” is a soft ice cream whose flavor resembles that of genkotsu-ame, a specialty of Inuyama. You should definitely try these Inuyama sweets that are creating such a stir.

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About 3-minute walk

No.5

Donden-kan

An exhibition of spectacular, gorgeous floats which liven up the
Inuyama Festival

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A museum which offers the chance to experience Inuyama Festival Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property all year round. See up close the intensity and sophistication of the lacquer and gold leaf decorations on 8-meter high floats that are actually used in the festival. There is lots to see, including footage of Inuyama Festival and the karakuri puppets, which is shown on the second floor.

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About 10-minute walk

No.6

Genkotsuan

Why not try “genkotsu-ame” soft candy, a tradition that has been
passed down since the Edo period?

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“Inuyama Genkotsu” is soft candy made using a traditional method that has been passed down since the Edo period. Its simple taste is achieved by simmering carefully selected brown sugar and kneading it with home-made roasted soy flour. Additive-free traditional genkotsu-ame, with its simple, old-fashioned flavor, makes a great Inuyama souvenir.

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About 5-minute walk

Inuyama Station

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