Type: Hilltop castle
Built in: 14th century by Ida clan.
Sakata Castle was built by Ida clan who was one of Samurai of Chiba clan. It was a large hilltop castle in Chiba. This castle remains a great conditions. Also, unlike other castles, this castle has many records and pictures that tell the structure of the castle.
Ida clan was later became the ally of Odawara Hojo clan and in 1590, they are abandoned by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
Today, because of 1,200 plum trees, it is very popular Ume spot in Chiba.