TOUR
CHUBU

Half-day National Treasure Inuyama Castle & Town Tour with National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter (Round Trip from Nagoya)

Tour Code :

GU0002C7S

Departs from :

Nagoya

Tour Brand :

Chubu (Nagoya, Kanazawa, Takayama, etc.) Walking Tour

change(s) from the previous year :

Price(Lowest) :

¥16,000 ~

Overview :

1. Take a trip to the outskirts of Nagoya and see Inuyama Castle, one of Japan's five castles with National Treasure structures, along with a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter.
2. Customers on this tour will use public transportation and learn more about the history, culture, and way of life of the local people. As this is a half-day tour, it is recommended for those staying in Nagoya for sightseeing or business trips, and those who plan on going to Takayama, Kyoto, Tokyo, or other places after the tour.
3. National Treasure Inuyama Castle is the oldest existing castle with a wooden main keep in Japan, and also has exhibits of relics such as armor and folding screens inside. The view from the castle keep is breathtaking. Cherry blossoms bloom in early April, and autumn leaves are best seen in mid-November.
4. Sanko Inari Shrine features a line of red torii gates and has been worshipped as the guardian deity protecting the lord of Inuyama Castle throughout the generations. This is also a popular photo spot. It's thought that worshipping here will bring household harmony and prosperity in business, and money washed in the pool of water is said to come back many fold over.
5. In the castle town which features many historical structures, experience Inuyama Festival which is registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, or grab a snack at a goheimochi (rice cake) shop.

Itinerary

day1

08:45-08:45 Meet at Tourist Information Center inside Nagoya Station The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter will be waiting for participants holding a placard at the Tourist Information Center inside Nagoya Station.
*This is not the JR Information Desk; it is the Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center. Please take care to go to the correct meeting location.
http://www.nagoya-info.jp/en/icenter/
09:08-09:08 Depart from Meitetsu Nagoya Station Head to Inuyama-yuen Station via Meitetsu train.
09:49-09:49 Arrive at Inuyama-yuen Station Walk 15 minutes to Inuyama Castle.
10:10-11:35 85(min) Inuyama Castle Sanko Inari Shrine This castle was constructed in 1537 and survived throughout wartime to become one of the country's five castles designated as a National Treasure.
The castle keep is built in the borogata, or lookout tower, style and has four-story-keep three-roof construction with two underground levels. It is the oldest castle of this style in Japan.
Sanko Inari Shrine is a historical shrine located at the base of the castle hill. There are many popular photo spots here. Taking some pictures at the tunnel of red torii gates, the symbol of the shrine, is recommended.
11:45-13:45 120(min) Walk through the Castle Town Enjoy strolling around the town freely.
The layout of this historical town was determined during the building of Inuyama Castle and these districts remain unchanged even today. With the samurai district surrounding the townspeople district, this layout was designed to protect the castle as well.
There are rows of shops selling dango dumplings, tofu dengaku (grilled tofu dressed with sweet miso paste), goheimochi (rice cake), and more, as well as art galleries and miscellaneous goods shops. On weekends, an area where visitors can experience throwing ninja shuriken (throwing stars) is opened.
Those who wish may visit the Karakuri Exhibition Room or the Donden-Kan where Inuyama Festival can be experienced year-round.
14:07-14:07 Depart from Inuyama Station Head to Nagoya Station via Meitetsu train
14:32-14:32 Arrive at Meitetsu Nagoya Station Tour ends upon arrival.

GU0002C7S

Remarks:Planning Company: Tourism Designers Co., Ltd.
Address: 1-6-13 Nagono, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi Prefecture
Registered Travel Agency No. 3-1358 approved by the governor of Aichi Prefecture
Terms & Conditions: http://tourismdesigners.com/dl/yakkan.pdf
[Reception Method] Meet at Tourist Information Center inside Nagoya Station at 8:40.
At reception, please show your reservation confirmation sheet, a printout of the reservation confirmation e-mail, or show the e-mail on your mobile device screen to staff.
[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]
- If the minimum number of participants (2) is not met by 7 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be canceled.
- Bookings for groups comprising only 2 child customers are not allowed.
- Participants using wheelchairs and those who have trouble walking must participate with a companion. As the tour will spend the entire day visiting sightseeing spots that are not completely accessible, customers may need to take a detour or there may be areas that customers cannot visit. Please note that the National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter cannot provide assistance or help.
[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]
- Restrictions may be placed on admission to Inuyama Castle or other facilities without prior notice. In such cases the tour may visit a different facility. Please be aware that refunds will not be issued for this reason, and in case the customer was not able to use the facilities due to their own circumstances.
- Refunds will not be provided even if a customer does not enter a facility for their own reason, if boarding tickets are not used, etc.
- The times noted in the itinerary are estimates only, and the trains used may vary depending on circumstances on the day of the tour. As this tour uses trains with non-reserved seating, participants may be unable to sit down.
- The order of the itinerary and arrival times may differ depending on public transportation, road conditions, and congestion at destinations.
- If making plans for before or after the tour, please leave enough time in your schedule. Please note that even if the arrival time is delayed, no compensation will be given for flights, accommodation, meals, taxi fares, etc.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location]
Customers on this plan must meet at the meeting location on their own. The meeting location is the Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center. Please be careful; it is not the JR Information desk. (Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center website: http://www.nagoya-info.jp/en/icenter/)
[Important Notes/Supplements: Guide/Tour Conductor]
A National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter accompanies this tour.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Children/Infants]
Children 0 to 5 years of age may not join this tour. Ages are determined based on how old the participant will be on the day of the tour.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals]
Meals are not included. Please have it on your own during the stroll at the castle town. Please ask the guide if you have any questions. However, the guide cannot give restaurant recommendations to those with dietary restrictions, allergies, etc. Please choose what to eat at your own discretion.
[Important Notes/Supplements: What to Wear/Bring]
This tour is conducted on foot. Please participate in shoes and clothes which are easy to walk in.