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Inuyama
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Inuyama Castle

Inuyama (犬山), literally meaning "dog mountain", is a city in Aichi Prefecture, not far from Nagoya. It is most famous for its small but beautiful castle, which is one of Japan's oldest wooden castles in its original state, having survived the turmoils of wars and disasters over the years.

The picturesque Kiso River runs along the northern border of the city, where cormorant fishing takes place from June through mid October every year. Southeast of the city center is Meiji Mura, a popular open air historical theme park based on the Meiji Period (1868-1912).

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Attractions
 1  Inuyama Castle
Claimed to be Japan's oldest surviving castle.
User rating: 80/100 (153 votes)
Visited by: 321 users
 2  Meiji Mura
Open air museum about the Meiji Period.
User rating: 78/100 (81 votes)
Visited by: 204 users
 3  Urakuen Garden
Garden with a celebrated teahouse.
User rating: 72/100 (26 votes)
Visited by: 60 users

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English Links
The Inuyama Newsletter
Multilingual information provided by a local volunteer group for foreign residents to enjoy their daily life in this region.

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Inuyama City
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