Ōtaki, Chiba

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Ōtaki

大多喜町
Town
Ōtaki Castle
Flag of Ōtaki
Flag
Official logo of Ōtaki
Emblem
Location of Ōtaki in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Ōtaki in Chiba Prefecture
Ōtaki is located in Japan
Ōtaki
Ōtaki
 
Coordinates: 35°17′6.6″N 140°14′43.5″E / 35.285167°N 140.245417°E / 35.285167; 140.245417Coordinates: 35°17′6.6″N 140°14′43.5″E / 35.285167°N 140.245417°E / 35.285167; 140.245417
Country Japan
RegionKanto
PrefectureChiba Prefecture
DistrictIsumi District
Area
 • Total129.87 km2 (50.14 sq mi)
Population
 (December 1, 2015)
 • Total9,676
 • Density74.5/km2 (193/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeSakura
Phone number0470-82-2111
Address93 Ōtaki, Ōtaki-machi, Chiba-ken 298-0292
WebsiteOfficial website

Ōtaki (大多喜町, Ōtaki-machi) is a town in Isumi District, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Ōtaki is at the middle of the Bōsō Peninsula. The town was the home of general Honda Tadakatsu during the Edo period (1603 – 1868). He built a large castle, Ōtaki Castle. The town had a population of about 10,412 (April 2012). The total area the town is 129.83 km².[1]

Geography[change | change source]

Ōtaki is at the center of the Bōsō Peninsula. Ōtaki has many hills, small mountains, and forestss. 70% of Ōtaki is covered by forest. Two rivers flow through the town: the Isumi River and the Yōrō River.[1]

Neighboring towns[change | change source]

Ōtaki Castle[change | change source]

Honda Tadakatsu built Ōtaki Castle on a hill in 1590. His samurai and many citizens built houses below the castle. The castle burned in 1842. A replica (copy) of the castle was built in 1975. A small museum is inside the castle.[2]

Transportation[change | change source]

Railways[change | change source]

  • Isumi Railway
  • Kominato Railway

Roads[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "大多喜(町)" [Ōtaki]. Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 153301537. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  2. "小田喜城跡・大多喜城跡" [Ōtaki Castle remains]. Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 173191044. dlc 2009238904. Retrieved 2012-08-07.

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