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The view from the top of the keep itself is worth the admission fee of two hundred yen.

Ootaki is an old castle town that was ruled by Katsuie Honda, a prominent subordinate of Ieyasu... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2017
tomizuta1953
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Funabashi, Japan
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... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2017
danscope
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Tokyo, Japan
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481 Otaki, Otaki-machi, Isumi-gun 298-0216, Chiba Prefecture
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Ootaki is an old castle town that was ruled by Katsuie Honda, a prominent subordinate of Ieyasu Tokugawa in the late 16th century. The township has preserved many of its Edo period merchant houses. The current castle building was reconstructed in 1975 based on an...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank danscope
Reviewed April 1, 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...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank AkiNoRyu
Reviewed November 23, 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!

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed May 4, 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...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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