Tateyama Castle (Tateyama-jo) was built by the daimyo Satomi Yoshiyasu in the latter half of the 16th century. It stands at the top of a small hill. Many castles which symbolized the samurai were destroyed throughout the country in the latter half of the 19th century when the government dominated by the samurai came to a close, and this castle met the same fate. The existing three-tiered, four-storied donjon was built in 1982 as an annex to the Tateyama City Museum. Many materials relating to the lengthy historical novel Nanso Satomi Hakkenden, written by the great 19th-century novelist Takizawa Bakin and set in this region, are exhibited here.
Address: 351-2 Tateyama, Tateyama-shi, Chiba
Admission Fee: 300 yen
Closed: Mondays(Opened if monday is a holiday)
Dec. 29-Jan. 3
[Bus]JR Tateyama Station/Bus/10 min./Shiroyama-koen-mae Bus Stop/On foot/5 min.