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Chiba Castle

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Chiba Castle(千葉城) is reconstructed castle located in Chiba city, Chiba. It is also known as Inohana Castle because it faces the direction of Inu. The original castle was built in 1126 by Tsuneshige Chiba. Chiba family helped Yoritomo Minamoto, who is the first Shogun opened Samurai Government, for his war against Heishi Family. However, Chiba family couldn’t survive at Sengoku period and Chiba family had to escaped to Sakura. After that, the castle was fallen.

Current Castle was re-built in 1967, and it is now a museum.

Tourist Info.
Admission fee: 60 yen for adult, 30 yen for kids.
Open: 9:00 to 16:30 (Close on Monday)

Access
0. at Chiba Station
1. walk south (15 min.)

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Map around Chiba Castle

Detailed Travel Guide

Type: Hilltop
Built by: Tsuneshige Chiba.
Built in: 1126

The ruin is one of the oldest castle but the design of current Tenshu-kaku is taken from late 16th. So, it is very different from the real Chiba Castle. Original Chiba castle was much more simple structure. However, there are still many ruins and figures left in the original place and the current castle is placed on the exactly same location.

This place was also known as the hunted spots because people believed that the heads of Masakado Taira’s decoys were buried in here.