Discover Inuyama

Inuyama is a great place for those seeking Japanese culture. Near Lake Iruka you can find Francis Xavier's Cathedral, along the river Kiso is the Inuyama Castle and Daishoji Temple. Looking for some fun, then visit the Japan Monkey Park! 

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities

FAQs

Getting around in Inuyama

The easiest way to get around in Inuyama is by car, but most major sights and attractions are accessible by a combination of trains and busses. 

Getting to Inuyama

Public transportation:

Travelers who come by train should get off at Inuyamayuen station. 

 

Valid rail passes:

 

Nearest airport:

The nearest and most convenient airport is Chubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya. 

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes

 

Rental cars:

How long to stay in Inuyama

We recommend staying in Inuyama for about one day. 
 

Hotels in Inuyama

Flights to Inuyama

The nearest and most convenient airport is Chubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya. 

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes

Seasonal information

Hiking:

The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.

Festivals in Inuyama

There is one famous festival in this area. Please be advised that the following info is based upon previous entries of the festival and that the dates might have changed for the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
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For the exact location of the festival, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.

 

  • Ishigakijima Awamori Festival

    • Date: July 5th - 7th

    • Time: 11:00-18:00

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