Inuyama Castle

The view that even Nobunaga saw! Japan’s oldest castle tower

Located on the border between Owari and Mino provinces, this flat mountain castle was built on a hill about 88 meters high on the south bank of the Kiso River. It is also known as “Hakutei Castle.

Only the castle tower is extant. It is one of the “12 existing castle towers” built before the Edo period,
It is one of the five castles whose keep was designated a National Treasure (the others are Himeji Castle, Matsumoto Castle, Hikone Castle, and Matsue Castle).

It is said that Oda Hirochika, the younger brother of Oda Toshihiro, the head of the Iwakura Oda clan, built a fort here in 1469 during the Onin War.

Oda Nobuyasu, uncle of Oda Nobunaga, renovated the fort and built a castle.
Later, Ikeda Tsuneoki and Oda Katsunaga entered the castle, and during the Toyotomi administration, Ishikawa Sadakiyo (Mitsuyoshi) renovated it to its present form.

Information

Name
Inuyama Castle
犬山城
Link
Official Site
Address
65-2, Aza Kitafuken, Oaza Inuyama, Inuyama City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Telephone number
0568-61-1711
Hours of operation

9:00-17:00 (enter the castle by 16:30)

Closed

December 29 - December 31

Admission fee

General admission: 550 yen
Elementary and junior high school students 110 yen

Access

15 min. walk from Inuyama-Yuen Station
20 min. walk from Inuyama Station

Area
Aichi Inuyama, Seto, Ichinomiya Tokai
Category
Castles Historic sites, Cultural properties, Buildings History, Culture, Artculture

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Inuyama, Seto, Ichinomiya

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