Location of Ōtaki in Chiba Prefecture
|• Total||129.84 km2 (50.13 sq mi)|
|Population (April 2012)|
|• Density||80.2/km2 (208/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Cherry blossom tree|
|Address||93 Ōtaki, Ōtaki-machi, Chiba-ken
|Website||Town of Ōtaki|
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]
Other websites[change | change source]
- Ōtaki website(Japanese)