How to get to Inuyama from Nagoya

Inuyama is located about half an hour north of Nagoya. Meitetsu Railways, also known in English as Nagoya Railways, provides the easiest access. An alternative approach by JR trains only makes sense if you have a Japan Rail Pass, as the pass is not valid on Meitetsu trains.

By Meitetsu

There are several direct trains per hour to Inuyama, departing from Meitetsu Nagoya Station, just next to JR Nagoya Station. Express trains (kyuko) take about half an hour and cost 570 yen, while limited express trains (tokkyu) are five minutes faster, but cost 930 yen.


The closest JR station to Inuyama is Unuma Station on the Takayama Line, where you have to transfer to a Meitetsu train to Inuyama. The Meitetsu Station is called Shin-Unuma Station, and trains take three minutes and 170 yen to Inuyama. From Nagoya, Unuma Station can be reached by JR trains in about 50 minutes with a transfer at Gifu.

Above fees and schedules are subject to change. For the current yen exchange rate, click here.


Urakuen stands in the grounds of the Meitetsu Inuyama Hotel at the foot of Inuyama Castle. Both are about a 15 minute walk west of Inuyama-Yuen Station or a 20 minute walk west of Inuyama Station. Meiji Mura is a 20 minute bus ride east of Inuyama Station.