Location of Ōtaki in Chiba Prefecture
|• Total||129.87 km2 (50.14 sq mi)|
|Population (December 1, 2015)|
|• Density||74.5/km2 (193/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||93 Ōtaki, Ōtaki-machi, Chiba-ken 298-0292|
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.
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.
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.
Transportation[change | change source]
Railways[change | change source]
- Isumi Railway
- Kominato Railway
Roads[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "大多喜（町）" [Ōtaki]. Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 153301537. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
- "小田喜城跡・大多喜城跡" [Ōtaki Castle remains]. Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 173191044. Retrieved 2012-08-07. Unknown parameter
Other websites[change | change source]
- Ōtaki website(Japanese)