After leaving Hamamatsu, I caught my next train to Kanayama, where I changed trains to Inuyama. The Seishun 18 Kippu is good for JR trains, but not the Meitetsu train that goes from Kanayama to Inuyama, so I paid 600 yen for this ticket. I took these photos from the train.
I visited the Sanko Inari Shrine on the way up to the castle, but will write a separate post about that. Inuyama Castle was established in 1537 and is one of the original 12 castles in Japan. It is only about a 15 minute walk from the train station.
You must take off your shoes inside the castle. The stairs are very steep and the original old wood. There are many levels in this castle, so many steep stairs.
There is a photo display of the 12 original castles.
You can walk outside from the top level.
(If you are interested in Japanese Castles, check out my Castle Page to see the castles I've visited.)