Chiba Tsuneshige built a large scale castle around this site in the 1100's. His descendents ruled over the area from this castle until the 1400's. In 1455, Makuwari Yasutane, a relative of the Chiba, attacked the castle and defeated the Chiba. Makuwari took the name of Chiba and built a new castle (Motosakura Castle) in nearby Sakura abandoning Chiba Castle.
This reconstruction is very misleading. This castle never had such a magnificent main keep. The castle is from well before such large keeps were even built. I avoided posting this castle on my site for a long time because of this, but it is an actual castle site and many people ask me about it so I finally visited it on my way back from Otaki Castle.
|English Name||Chiba Castle|
|Castle Condition||Reconstructed main keep|
|Designations||Local Historic Site|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Features||main keep, stone walls|
|Access||Honchiba Sta (Sotobo Line)|
|Location||Chiba, Chiba Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 36' 17", 140° 7' 36"|
|Visits||June 20, 2009|