Tateyama is one of the most popular places in the southern part of Boso Peninsula and also a base for traveling around in southern Boso. Its shallow beachs with white sand makes it a popular bathing resort. The Satomi clan, who were made famous in “Nanso Satomi Hakkenden” (“The Biographies of Eight Dogs”), a popular novel written by Takizawa Bakin (1767-1848), contributed to the establishment and development of this area. Tateyama Castle was built by the ninth generation family head, Satomi Yoshiyasu (1573-1603). Tateyama has boasted a prosperous fishing industry from a long time ago, especially bonito fishing.?
From Tateyama to the “Flower Line”: Seasonal flowers such as tulips, rape blossoms, roses, carnations, stocks, irises, camellias, Chinese milk vetches, hydrangeas, and rosemaries can be seen throughout the year.