Inuyama Halal Travel Guide for Muslims! Small city with the most valuable castle.

Small castle town between Aichi and Gifu.

Inuyama is a small town located between Aichi and Gifu, but the name of the town is relatively known to people. This is because of Inuyama Castle, one of the five National Treasures of Japanese castles.

As Inuyama is located at the very convenient place to access to both Aichi and Gifu, many tourists pay a visit to this place. Let’s take a look at what are the things available for Muslims in the town.

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Why is the castle that famous?

Inuyama Castle definitely makes the town famous, because it is one of the 5 castles that are protected as National Treasures by Japanese government.

Although many castles were built in the age of provincial wars in Japan, currently there are only 12 castles with its original roof in Japan. Inuyama Castle is one of them, which makes all of us convinced that it is a very precious, historical monument.

The castle was built in 1537 by Oda Nobuyasu (織田信康), who is a part of famous Oda family. When you go up the castle, you may see the reason why the castle was built here; there is a river close by, which actually was the natural border of two countries. To monitor the enemy country, the castle was built.

This is the reason why the access to two prefectures is very convenient even in modern days. It takes only about 1 hour from Nagoya or Gifu station by train. Leaving Nagoya and making a short trip in Inuyama, then you can continue to touristic places in Gifu.

What’s available around Inuyama for Muslim travelers?

Wherever there is a castle, there is a lively street full of souvenir shops and restaurants. Let’s see the recommendation for Muslims.

Chadokoro Kuraya (茶処くらや)

It is a small shop, but their colorful and cute Dango is quite famous and Insta worthy! They are also introduced as a Muslim-friendly shop. There might be a new recipe which cannot be really Halal, so please check well before consuming.

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Name: Chadokoro Kuraya
Genre: Dango snack
Address: Showa Yokocho, 60 Nishi Koken, Inuyama, Aichi 愛知県犬山市西古券60昭和横丁内
Tel: 0568-65-6839

Beppinya (べっぴん屋)

Beppinya is also a cafe with some light snacks available. Unfortunately, the only Muslim-friendly product in this cafe is Shaved Ice, but it has a very unique looking and attracting many people.


Name: Beppinya
Genre: Sweets
Address: Forest Marche, 2-21 Aza Nishi Koken, Oaza Inuyama, Inuyama, Aichi 愛知県犬山市大字犬山字西古券21-2 森のマルシェ
Tel: 090-8133-2001

What are Halal souvenirs available from Inuyama?

Kuri Habutae (栗羽二重)

This Mochi is made by a company called Mochitake and it is what represents Inuyama. Kuri Kinton is a mashed sweet potato and chestnut, and it is a local specialty of Gifu. As introduced, it may contain some Mirin, alcoholic sweetener in Japan, but the one sold from Mochitake does not.

It is coated with soft and sweet Mochi called Habutae Mochi. Everything is handmade and requires works in detail.


Chestnut, Sugar, Glutinous rice powder, White bean paste, Trehalose


1300 yen

Expiry date

About a week


Name: Mochitake (もちたけ)
Genre: Japanese Sweet
Tel: 0568-61-1658
Address: 1-10 Inuyama Kita Kasaya, Inuyama Aichi 愛知県 犬山市犬山北笠屋10-1
Opening hours: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Fujisawa Genkotsu (藤澤げんこつ)

This is a old, traditional candy which was given to Samurais. Genkotsu in Japanese means a fist, and as the term indicates the candy is very hard when put in the mouth. However, as time goes by, it gets softer and melts on your tounge.

They are made from simple ingredients and can last for a long time, which can be a perfect Inuyama souvenir for Muslims.


Soybean powder, White sugar, Brown sugar, Sesame, Vinegar, Cinnamon powder, Plant oil


260 yen

Expiry date

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Name: Fujisawa (藤澤)
Address: 161 Higashi Koken, Inuyama, Aichi 愛知県犬山市犬山東古券161
Tel: 0568-61-0336
Opening hours: 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: Irregularly

Enjoy your day in Inuyama!

Though it is a small town, Inuyama is full of touristic attractions! As the location is very convenient to go to both Nagoya and Gifu, it will be an ideal option if you are thinking of going somewhere touristic around Nagoya region.

As foods introduced here are not Halal certified, please consume at your own responsibility.

We wish you can enjoy your day in Inuyama!