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UpdateMarch 27, 2018
ReleaseMarch 27, 2018

A 25-minute ride from Nagoya Station on a limited express train on the Meitetsu Inuyama Line brings you to Inuyama Station. Inuyama Castle, built in 1537, is on the hill overlooking the Kiso River. Inuyama is one of the four national treasure castles along with Matsumoto (Nagano Prefecture), Hikone (Shiga Prefecture), and Himeji (Hyogo Prefecture) Castles. The tower of Inuyama Castle is the oldest in Japan. Walking around the old castle town is like going back in time. In summer, ukai (traditional cormorant fishing) can be seen in the Kiso River. The Museum Meiji-mura is an outdoor museum of buildings mainly built during the Meiji period (1868-1912) that have been moved to this site for preservation. The buildings include the house where, at different times, lived authors Mori Ogai and Natsume Soseki, the main entrance hall and lobby of Imperial Hotel designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and more of historical interest.