Chiba Castle 千葉城
|Admin's Rating||★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆|
|Historical Site||Local Historic Site|
|Location||Chiba, Chiba Pref.|
|Access||Honchiba Sta (Sotobo Line)|
|Website||Chiba Folk Museum|
|Visited||June 20, 2009|
|Notes||This reconstruction is very misleading. This castle never had such a magnificent main keep. The castle is from well before such large keeps were even built. I avoided posting this castle on my site for a long time because of this, but it is an actual castle site and many people ask me about it so I finally visited it on my way back from Otaki Castle.|
|History||Chiba Tsuneshige built a large scale castle around this site in the 1100's. His descendents ruled over the area from this castle until the 1400's. In 1455, Makuwari Yasutane, a relative of the Chiba, attacked the castle and defeated the Chiba. Makuwari took the name of Chiba and built a new castle (Motosakura Castle) in nearby Sakura abandoning Chiba Castle.|
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Chiba, Chiba Pref.