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Address: 481 Otaki, Isumi-gun, Otaki-machi 298-0216, Chiba Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+81 470-82-3007
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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3-story Castle with a Museum

Chiba is a big prefecture, and I would say this place is located in the middle of it, sort of. The story goes back to the 16th Century. The Hojo family was defeated by Hideyoshi... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chiba is a big prefecture, and I would say this place is located in the middle of it, sort of. The story goes back to the 16th Century. The Hojo family was defeated by Hideyoshi Toyotomi at Odawara, then the first shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa entered Edo (currently Tokyo), starting Edo Era. Ieayasu appointed Tadakatsu Honda at this castle, Otaki-jo, so... More 

Thank danscope
Los Angeles
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

At 4 levels, Otaki Castle is the smallest Japanese castle I've seen. It has great views of the surrounding countryside from the top floor. Artifacts from the castle's history are displayed throughout the castle and it's very interesting to see the various relics. Since it's small, you can finish the tour in about an hour. I don't know if it's... More 

Thank AkiNoRyu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

easy to access by car, some bus tour available from Nishi-Funabashi station but it's necessary to book in advance (only in Japanese). Nice walking around and chance to eat deep fried deer meat, very soft and delicious!

Thank Chic-backpacker
Tokyo, Japan
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

The current Otaki castle is a replica (not an accurate one, since there were no blueprints to follow) of the original stronghold of the Satomi clan, who ruled the whole Boso peninsula in the 16th Century. It has been destroyed many times during war times and finally rebuilt in 1975 to help boost the tourism in the area. Interestingly, we... More 

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