Ōtaki, Chiba

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Ōtaki
大多喜町
Town
Ōtaki Castle
Flag of Ōtaki
Flag
Official seal of Ōtaki
Seal
Location of Ōtaki in  Chiba Prefecture
Location of Ōtaki in Chiba Prefecture
Ōtaki is located in Japan
Ōtaki
 
Coordinates: 35°17′N 140°15′E / 35.283°N 140.25°E / 35.283; 140.25Coordinates: 35°17′N 140°15′E / 35.283°N 140.25°E / 35.283; 140.25
Country Japan
Region Kanto
Prefecture Chiba Prefecture
District Isumi District
Area
 • Total 129.84 km2 (50.13 sq mi)
Population (April 2012)
 • Total 10,412
 • Density 80.2/km2 (208/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cherry blossom tree
Phone number 0470-82-2111
Address 93 Ōtaki, Ōtaki-machi, Chiba-ken
298-0292
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.[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)". Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika). (2012). Tokyo: Shogakukan. Retrieved on 7 August 2012. 
  2. "小田喜城跡・大多喜城跡". Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei. (2012). Tokyo: Shogakukan. Retrieved on 7 August 2012. 

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