Inuyama Course

"National Treasure Inuyama Castle" overlooking the Kiso river is beautifully on a small mountain , and walk around a charming castle town in kimono.
After enjoying creative French cuisine with a registered tangible cultural property, appreciate Japanese traditional fishing "Ukai" and gracefully come to the end of trip.

Inuyama Course

Time required: approximately 11 hours
Approximate cost: 12,000 yen
Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel

10:00AM START

From Meitetsu Nagoya station, take Meitetsu Inuyama Line Express 25 minutes, get off at Inuyama station and head for the castle town.

Electric train

About 30 minutes to Inuyama station by train (Meitetsu)

Walking

About 3 minutes on foot from Inuyama station

ExperienceKimono & Yukata Rental Inuyama Weather

11:00AM Experience Kimono & Yukata Rental Inuyama Weather

Rent kimonos or yukata in the castle town and walk around it where the historical townscape spreads, "National Treasure Inuyama Castle". Feel the historical atmosphere in your bones. The photos of your memories will also be gorgeous. Recommend for those who like to experience a bit unusual trip.

taxi

About 15 minutes by taxi

YR CAFE

YR CAFE

It is a cafe that attracts attention with "Yukiyama", ice cream, in the castle town. Dry ice blows out the cold air from the cup and it continues to chill the soft ice cream, so you can enjoy it without melting even if you eat while walking around.

Walking

Approximately 10 minutes on foot

Historical AttractionsCastle Town

01:45PM Historical Attractions Castle Town

Since the Sengoku era, the castle town has been flourished as the center of transportation, logistics, and politics. As Naruse family became the castellan of the Inuyama castle, the castle town developed like now. The townscape still has the old town atmosphere, and cafes and grocery stores which renovated old Japanese-style houses, are lined up.

Iseya Suna Oroshi

Iseya Suna Oroshi

Have a lunch at an old Japanese-style house which was built 200 years ago. Enjoy the "Ise shop temari sushi" which use salmon, tuna, salmon roe, avocado. For rice, use konnyaku rice which is made by konnyaku potatoes, so it is healthy.

Honmachi Saryo

Honmachi Saryo

It is a cafe that has renovated an old Japanese-style house which was built 100 years ago. You can taste Japanese and Western sweets such as "fluffy shaved ice", and "colorful cream Zenzai".

taxi

About 15 minutes by taxi

Historical AttractionsInuyama Castle

03:15PM Historical Attractions Inuyama Castle

In 1537 (Muromachi era), the Inuyama castle was founded by Nobuyasu Oda who is Nobunaga Oda 's uncle. It has been designated as a national treasure of the oldest existing castle tower in Japan. It is also an unusual castle owned by the Naruse family individually from the Edo era to 2004.

Around the top of the castle tower floor

Around the top of the castle tower floor

From the top of the castle tower, you can enjoy the 360-degree panorama views such as the beautiful Kiso river, Mt. Ontake, Gifu castle and Nagoya station buildings if the weather is fine. In the season of cherry blossoms and autumn leaves, you can also see the beautifully colored Inuyama.

Around the top of the castle tower floor

Around the top of the castle tower floor

In the castle, you can feel atmosphere of the wooden architecture such as corridors that make a squeak when walking on floors, and steep staircases. Enjoy the scenery of the Kiso river and the castle town spreading under the windows with "castellan feeling" or "princess feeling" by climbing up to the top of the castle tower!

Walking

Approximately 15 minutes on foot

ExperienceKimono & Yukata Rental Inuyama Weather

04:45PM Experience Kimono & Yukata Rental Inuyama Weather

After finishing to walk around the castle town, back to the store and return the kimono and yukata and so on.

taxi

About 15 minutes by taxi

DinnerFrench dishes OKUMURATEI

05:30PM Dinner French dishes OKUMURATEI

A Restaurant, which renovated "Okumuratei", a registered tangible cultural property, was built over 170 years ago. While caring about the umami (taste) of the seasonal ingredients, numerous creative French cuisine have appeared on the course menu and you can relish them to the fullest.

Inside view

Inside view

In a retro modern space based on Japanese-style, you can spend an elegant moment while feeling historical atmosphere. After meals, explore the Japanese garden where the Christian lamp baskets are lined.

taxi

About 15 minutes by taxi

ExperienceKiso River Ukai (Ukai excursion ship plan at night)

07:00PM Experience Kiso River Ukai (Ukai excursion ship plan at night)

"Ukai", which domesticate cormorants and make them catch river fish such as sweetfish, is a traditional fishing method that carry on the history of 1300 years. In the "Ukai at night", appreciate master’s skillful technique with cormorants from the ship.​ ​

Kiso River Ukai (Ukai excursion ship plan at noon)

Kiso River Ukai (Ukai excursion ship plan at noon)

In Inuyama, held the demonstration of "Ukai at noon" which is unusual in Japan. It is the best point that you can see well master’s hands because surroundings are bright. Enjoy the master’s technique while savoring the meals of local restaurants with comfortable breeze on the ship.

Lantern

Lantern

"Ukai at night" is about 75 minutes. In addition to the Ukai, Kiso river with the beautiful sunset, slightly illuminated Inuyama castle, and boats decorated with lanterns, you can face moments many times that you want to take pictures of them.

Electric train

About 30 minutes by train (Meitetsu)

Arrive at Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel

09:00PM GOAL

It is about 2 minutes on foot from Meitetsu 's central ticket gate to Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel . You can rest a tired body as soon as possible.