Trip with a Rent a Car in Aichi pref: Let's go back in time to the old Inuyama City
What we'll do
Deeply investigate the charms of Inuyama as one of the satellite cities around Nagoya!
Inuyamajo Castle Town is a perfect area for walking around. You can enjoy the local food by going around on an eating tour of the well known restaurants in the area.
Once you're full, head over to the Inuyama Artifacts Museum/Castle & Town Museum. At this museum that presents exhibits about Inuyama's history and culture, you can also get information about where to go in Inuyama when sight-seeing.
At Sankoinari Jinja Shrine that is a must if you're sight-seeing in Inuyama, it is famous for offering services for marriage and easy childbirth.
Additionally, there is the national treasure of Inuyamajo Castle that has the oldest castle tower in Japan, and you can gain a mastery over Inuyama's famous spots by going to the Meiji Mura Museum where it feels like you've gone back in time to the Meiji period.
We can meet here, at the TOYOTA Rent a Car Chubu Centrair International Airport Shop.
Multi Access Terminal Building 1F inside Chubu Centrair International Airport. Underneath elevated railway tracks.
The type of car we rent and the rental fee will depend on the number of people participating in the tour.
*One-way: Available inside / outside the prefecture
- Price per person
- 6,325 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 4 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
Things you'll need:
-Money to buy lunch
-Transportation fees to get you to the meeting place
1Inuyamajo Castle Town
Inuyamajo Castle Town was developed by the merchants and artisans who lived in the area when Inuyamajo Castle was built. The town has hardly changed since the Edo period, its perimeter surrounded by wicket gates and a moat, and visitors will be able to enjoy the atmosphere of the beautifully preserved historical buildings. There are also signboards located in various spots around town with information about the history and origin of the castle and town. During the sightseeing season, young performers take tourists on rickshaw guides through the town streets, which is a particularly interesting experience. There are also cafes and restaurants scattered all over town, and local specialties gengaku and gohei-mochi are a must-try.
2Inuyama Artifacts Museum/Castle & Town Museum
The Inuyama Artifacts Museum/Castle & Town Museum is located in the Inuyama area in Aichi. It is dedicated to both the preservation of historical Edo period artifacts in the Inuyama area and teaching people the culture and way of life of Inuyama castle and surrounding towns in the area. The castle and town's street layout have stayed the same since the Edo period, making it a very valuable historical site. It allows for visitors to have a peek into the way of life for merchants, as well as the samurai culture which had thrived during this time.
3Sankoinari Jinja Shrine
Sanko Inari Jinja Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture. The shrine houses the protective deity of Inuyama Castle. Located at the foot of the castle, it is a popular stop for visitors to Inuyama. The shrine is most famous for its heart-shaped ema or wishing plaques. Hundreds of visitors have written their wishes on the back of these wooden plaques and hung them up at various locations throughout the shrine. The impressive sight of hundreds of hearts that contain the wishes of hundreds of people makes for beautiful photographs. If you like, you can also purchase a plaque yourself and write down your own wishes for good fortune.
Inuyamajo Castle, a national treasure in Japan, is located on top of a small wooded hill overlooking the Kiso river in the city of Inuyama, Aichi prefecture. One of twelve original castles that still exist in Japan, Inuyamajo Castle also has one of the oldest surviving wooden towers of any castle in Japan, located at the top of the castle. Believe it or not, the panoramic views from the top of the castle from the tiny viewing deck can be quite a thrilling experience!
5Meiji Mura Museum
Meiji Mura Museum is an open-air museum in Inuyama, Aichi prefecture that creates the architecture and atmosphere of the Meiji period (1868-1912). The Meiji period is famous as a period of rapid modernization in which Japanese and Western culture were combined to produce modern Japanese culture. Beautiful Japanese-style houses and Christian churches from the period were rebuilt on this site in Inuyama to form a theme park. Located in a scenic area, the museum's grounds change with the seasons and there are various seasonal events held on site.