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.
Nice view from the top of the castle and the honmaru. Poor signage and information about the castle and grounds.
|English Name||Tateyama Castle|
|Castle Condition||Reconstructed main keep|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Year Reconstructed||1982 (concrete)|
|Access||Tateyama Station (Uchibo Line), bus or 15 minute walk|
|Location||Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture|
|Coordinates||34° 58' 54", 139° 51' 21"|