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Experiencing Inuyama’s traditional culture

Experiencing Inuyama’s traditional culture

Inuyama Station

About 20-minutes 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-minutes walk

No.2

Inuyamabiyori nibankan

Kimono and Yukata rental Shop “Inuyama Biyori” a sister shop.

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“Inuyama Biyori” is a Kimono and Yukata rental shop. You can choose your favorite one from over 100 kimonos! Do not worry about wearing, skilled professional dresser may help to wear Kimono and Yukata.We highly recommend to book on the web site in advance.

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About 6-minutes walk

No.3

Yamada Goheimochiten

What’s that on the roof...!? A hugely popular shop in Inuyama

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A goheimochi shop on the castle town’s main street, “Hommachi-dori”. The shop’s goheimochi, grilled with home-made soy sauce paste containing sesame, walnuts and peanuts, creates a mouth-watering aroma.
It is so popular that it attracts long queues of people waiting to get it fresh from the grill. The shop has a wonderful atmosphere, and is registered as a National Tangible Cultural Property. Is that the shop’s cute mascot up there on the roof? No, it’s a Daikoku-sama holding a golden dango.

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About 3-minutes walk

No.4

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-minutes walk

No.5

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-minutes walk

Inuyama Station

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