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  • "Shiro-to-Machi Museum" Inuyama Cultural Assets Museum (Inuyama-shi Bunka Shiryokan)

The Museum Dedicated to Inuyama Castle and its Old Town

To really appreciate the ancient castle town of Inuyama, it may be best to start your visit at the Shiro-to-Machi Museum located in the center of the castle town itself. The museum introduces the history and culture of Inuyama, particularly that of the Edo period at the height of the samurai culture, when merchants and craftsman flourished, in a visually exciting, easy to comprehend manner.

A large scale model of the castle and the samurai town below it circa 1840 gives you something to compare the modern town with, and provides a much better idea of the scale and grandeur of the castle in its heyday. Wall presentations of antique scrolls display the elegance of castle town life and of those of the lords of the castle.
Items from samurai life passed down from the Lords of Inuyama Castle, including art works, samurai arms and armor, also local crafts and special temporary exhibitions keep the museum fresh and fascinating. See earthenware and Inuyama pottery, old maps and manuscripts. There are rooms displaying the local Karakuri Dolls, mechanical puppets that performed atop the huge festival floats, also on display.

Once you've gained some knowledge of the castle town of Inuyama, and its important place in Japanese history, you'll be fully armed to tackle the town!

During your visit, make sure to save some time to visit also the Inuyama Cultural Assets Museum Annex (Inuyama-shi Bunka Shiryokan Bekkan), located 50 meters further north on the opposite side of the street. Besides featuring supplementary historic assets, the facility also houses the Karakuri Exhibition Museum (Karakuri Tenjikan), boasting everything there is to know about those fascinating mechanized puppet dolls!


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Location : 〒484-0082
8 Kitakoken, Inuyama, Inuyama-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : 100 yen (Junior High School students and younger, free of charge)

•4 Inuyama Facilities Common Pass:
Sold as set for 600 yen (150 yen off the regular fee)
Allows for admission at
1. National Treasure Inuyama Castle +
2. "Shiro-to-Machi Museum" Inuyama Cultural Assets Museum +
3. Karakuri Exhibition Museum and Inuyama Cultural Assets Museum Annex +
4. "Dondenkan" Inuyama Festival Museum
*: No refunds accepted for common pass.
*: Common pass valid for 3 months after purchase date.
days / hours
: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Last Admission 4:30 PM)
Parking : Available, free of charge (cap. 25 cars)
Restrooms : Available
Holidays : December 29 to 31
Phone number : 0568-62-4802

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    15 min. westwards walk from either Inuyama-Yuen Station or Inuyama Station, both of the Meitetsu Inuyama Line (board the train bound for Inuyama from Meitetsu Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    -Approx. 30 min. (10.5km) northwards from either Komaki I.C. of the Meishin Expressway / Tomei Expressway, or Komaki Kita I.C. of the Nagoya Expressway R11 Komaki Route, via Route 41, or;
    -Approx. 20 min. (13.9km) northwestwards from Komaki-Higashi I.C. of the Chuo Expressway via routes 49, and 461.

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