Tateyama Castle 館山城
Founder Satomi Yoshiyasu
Year 1590
Type Hilltop
Condition Reconstructed
Reconstructed 1982 (concrete)
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Location Tateyama City, Chiba Pref.
Map Google Map
Access Tateyama Station (Uchibo Line), bus or 15 minute walk
Website Tateyama Museum
Visited 2005-05-28
Notes Nice view from the top of the castle and the honmaru. Poor signage and information about the castle and grounds.

The castle was built by Satomi Yoshiyasu ruling the rich lands around Tateyama. He was, however, not a fortunate ruler. Because he was late joining Hideyoshi's forces at Odawara, he lost a large portion of his lands. His son Satomi Tadayoshi also fell out of favor with the Tokugawa and eventually had to surrended his lands and the castle was disassembled in 1614.

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  • Kris on My Page    January 13, 2013 at 12:34 AM
    Went here in the midst of a miserable downpour when everything was closed. Even in the rain the autumn leaves in the small garden and the gingko trees lining the road were still pretty. My camera got water in it and fogged up so by chance I ended up with some neat photos that made it look like the castle was shrouded in a thick fog. The field at the base of the castle turned into a pond in the rain, but the restaurant/souvenir shop was still open; they seemed to be experiencing a bit of a Hakkenden boom if their souvenirs were anything to go by.
  • Usagi on My Page    January 08, 2011 at 06:33 PM
    A great day trip drive from Tokyo, with spectacular views. Stop off at the local caves on the way down via the Aqualine.
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Tateyama City, Chiba Pref.
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View from the honmaru