Tateyama Castle 館山城
A castle in a park, with a museum that re-creates traditional houses of the Awa region
Tateyama Castle is in Chiba , perched atop the 66-meter hilltop of Shiroyama Park. This historical site offers wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
The current castle is based on Maruoka Castle, as no records of its original design exist
The surrounding park is a popular place for cherry blossoms and bird-watching
How to Get There
Access Tateyama Castle by rail and bus.
From JR Tateyama Station east entrance, take the JR Bus or Nitto Bus bound for JMSDF Tateyama Air Base (Tateyama Kokutai). Get off at the Shiroyama Koen-mae bus stop and walk about five minutes.
The castle's history
Tateyama Castle was originally built in the 16th century by the daimyo Satomi Yoshiyasu. It was demolished at the beginning of the Edo period (1603-1867), during the reign of Yoshiyori. Now, a keep-style building stands on the ruins of the castle and is part of a museum where you can learn about the history of the area.
Attached to the castle is the main building of Tateyama Municipal Museum, which focuses on the history of the Awa region. The permanent collection, which encompasses two floors, has swords, armor, earthenware, tools, and a re-creation of a typical house of the region and time.
The observatory of Tateyama Castle offers excellent views of the ocean, Tokyo Bay, and the Boso Peninsula .
The surrounding park
Shiroyama Park, which surrounds the castle and museum, offers natural beauty, excellent cherry blossoms, and bird-watching, with many rare plants and small shrines around the castle grounds.
There are azaleas, camellias, and flowering plum trees all around the park grounds that present dazzling colors in season.
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