Recreational area with culture at the center
Inuyama is concentrated with unique recreational spots.
Watch, listen, experience and your curiosity will be satisfied.
National Treasure Inuyama Castle
The symbol of Inuyama, built by Nobunaga Oda, also known as "Hakutei Castle". The main keep (tower) of the castle is said to be the oldest in Japan and is designated as a national treasure of Japan.
15 minute walk from Inuyama-yuen station
Inuyama Castle Town
Take a 20 minute walk from Inuyama station and you will reach a scenic castle town that has machiya (traditional Japanese wooden houses) and yamagura (storage facility for vehicles used in the mountains) which are recognized as cultural properties of Japan.
15 minute walk from Inuyama station
Branch temple in Nagoya of Naritasan, known for blessings related to traffic safety, family well-being and business success. Temple fairs are held on the 28th day of each month which attracts a large number of visitors.
10 minute walk from Inuyama-yuen station
Fresh steam gushing from the side of the Kiso River. A simple alkaline hot spring. It is said to have various therapeutic benefits, for example in alleviating aches in joints/muscles, blood circulation, and chronic digestive diseases.
Sit back and relax to end a busy day of fun...
7 minute walk from Inuyama-yuen station
Held to ensure good harvesting, prosperity and fertility. The fertility festival held every year on March 15 is famous for its eccentric nature. A phallus symbol is carried on a mikoshi to be presented and moved.
5 minute walk from Tagata-jinja-mae station
Referred to as the Ninomiya temple in the Owari region since ancient times, visitors come to pray for business prosperity, better luck and protect against danger. Inside the shrine, the female guardian "Himenomiya" is enshrined.
20 minute walk from Gakuden station
Japan Monkey Park
Popular characters "Monpa" and "Monpy" can be found along with attractions that kids and families can enjoy together.
5 minute bus ride from Inuyama station to "Monkey Park"
The Museum Meiji-mura
Occupying a large site spanning 1,000,000 square meters, over sixty Meiji era buildings including 10 recognized as important cultural properties are preserved and on display. Inside, you can experience the Meiji era including having fun trying food/dishes served back then.
20 minute bus ride from Inuyama station to "Meiji-mura"
Kiso River Ukai
Ukai (Cormorant fishing) with 1,300 years of history. Relive memories seeing traditional Japanese scrolls. Ukai performances are held from June to October every year to spice up summer nights. Casual "afternoon ukai" performances are also popular.
3 minute walk from Inuyama-yuen station
Little World Museum of Man
Little World contains 32 well known buildings around the world (23 countries in Asia and Europe) which are built according to the native style. Simply visiting the museum provides a feeling of taking a trip around the world. Visitors can wear traditional ethnic costumes from different countries while enjoying dishes and shopping.
20 minute bus ride from Inuyama station to "Little World"