Inuyama (犬山), lit. “Dog mountain” is one of the big cities of Aichi prefecture. Located just at the border with Gifu prefecture, marked by the picturesque Kiso River, it is at just 30 minutes by train from Nagoya Station.
Through Japan, Inuyama is well known for the traditional cormorant fishing in the Kiso River, unique to the region, and it’s open air museum, allowing you to go back in time, to the Meiji Period (1868-1912). The highlight of the city remains his castle, and his UNESCO world heritage festival.
The castle of Inuyama (1440), located in the north of the Aichi prefecture was considered as the oldest castle in Japan for a long time. It was not destroyed by the war and is so one of the few castles unreconstructed since Edo period (1603-1868). It is also one of the five castles designated as national treasures, with it’s donjon being one of the oldest ones of Japan. Inuyama’s world heritage float festival is hold every year at it feets, usually at the begining of April.
Discover our tours going to Inuyama
Back To The Past : 3-Days Tour To Takayama, Higashi-Shirakawa And Inuyama
Visit some of the most fascinating places in the heart of Gifu Prefecture, by alternating between going to touristic monuments, staying in a remote village and trying local traditional activities.
Or discover other wonderful places in Gifu prefecture
Takayama One-Day Tour : Old Town, Shodo, Tea And Much More!
Get to understand the Japanese culture by trying out the most traditional arts and visiting one of the rare cities that has kept the spirit of ancient Japan.
Shirakawa GO And Satoyama Culture One-Day Tour : UNESCO World Heritage, Shodo, Tea And Much More!
Spend one day discovering the tradition of the japanese “Satoyama (里山)“, or mountain village. On the program : UNESCO Site of Shirakawa GO, calligraphy and tea in the beautiful village of Takayama.
Higashi-Shirakawa One-Day Tour : Rice, Tea, Shintoism, And Local Legends
Experience the life of a small mountain village, untouched by any foreign influence. This unique tour will allow you to spend one day as a local, between work in the fields, relaxing around a good cup of tea and visit to a temple.