Two National Treasures of Inuyama and Castle Town

Naomi T.

English, Japanese (Native)
4.5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 10 people

You might know that there are many castles in Japan. But did you know there had been about 200 castles in Japan in the late 19th century, but there ...


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Meeting Point

At Inuyama Yuen station or Nagoya station

Inuyama castle (passing through Sanko Inari shrine)

Urakuen tea garden (containing historical tea house)

Castle Town (containing several shops, eating places and museums related to this town)

Ending Point

At Inuyama Yuen station

What to Expect

You might know that there are many castles in Japan. But did you know there had been about 200 castles in Japan in the late 19th century, but there are only 12 castles keeping their original style. Inuyama castle designated as National Treasure is one of them and the oldest castle in the country. I am sure you will enjoy the inside the castle where you can feel the atmosphere of the samurai warriors at the time. We visit the castle after passing through nice red gates of a Shinto shrine.

After looking around the historical castle, I would show you around the castle town. There are several museums associated with the castle and the famous festival held once a year which features 13 gorgeously decorated high wheel floats. Visiting them with me will help you build the familiarity with Japan. When it comes to lunch, you can choose your favorite out of my recommendation such as tofu dishes, Japanese style of set meal.

After strolling around the castle town, we visit Urakuen. It is a Japanese style garden including several tea houses, one of which is historical tea house called "Joan (national treasure)". You can enjoy the beautiful garden depending on the season, cherry blossom in spring, fresh green in summer, changing beautiful colors of leaves in autumn and snowy view in winter. This place will make you feel calm and relax because the spirit of the Japanese tea ceremony exists inside the garden. I would recommend that you have Japanese tea called matcha and Japanese confectionery. I will show you how to drink it based on the certain way of having tea.

I love this area and I hope you know the charm of this place as well.

I am looking forward to seeing you.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide if you choose our meeting place at Nagoya station),

entrance fee for you and guide (an unit price of Inuyama castle and Urakuen tea garden:1300 yen per person, other small museums:100yen per person),

lunch and tea for you and guide

Important Information

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation fee from Nagoya station to Inuyama Yuen station?

It is 600 yen per person. Inuyama Yuen station is on the Meitetsu Inuyama line.

$135/ per group