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Nokogiri Mountain Nihon Temple

Nokogiriyama, Kyonan-machi, Awa-gun 299-2100, Chiba Prefecture
+81 470-55-1103
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great hike and big Buddha

The hike takes you pass the 1500 Arhat figurines. Once at the temple, the largest stone Buddha in... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Kasia Z
Great views and walk on a day trip

If you are feeling energetic walk from Hama-Kanaya station maps available at the station and walk... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Hong Kong, China
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Nokogiriyama, Kyonan-machi, Awa-gun 299-2100, Chiba Prefecture
+81 470-55-1103
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

The hike takes you pass the 1500 Arhat figurines. Once at the temple, the largest stone Buddha in Japan awaits - The Daibutsu of Nihon-ji. Beautiful and breath-taking.

Thank Kasia Z
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

If you are feeling energetic walk from Hama-Kanaya station maps available at the station and walk up. The scenery is fabulous although make sure you wear comfy shoes. The whole thing will take a couple of hours to enjoy all the attractions. A fun day...More

Thank althebackpacker
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Kyonan Awa District, Chiba Prefecture Japan, its easy to travel to by bus, car, or train. Its the Largest Statues of the Buddha Daibutsu in Japan. Entrance Fee Adults 600 yen Children 400 yen. Visiting this temple is not for the faint of heart that...More

Thank odeo
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This is a true "day trip" from Tokyo to Chiba Prefecture. I have made this trip at least 4 times in my many visits to Tokyo. My preferred itinerary is to: 1) Depart Tokyo Station on the Sazanami Train to Hamakanaya Station 2) From Hamakanaya...More

Thank Rainmanjp
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I suggest that you wore comfy shoes if you want to go see Japan's largest Buddha every sweat,and every step you will take just to see it,is totally worth it. you will literally feel and capture the holiness of the place.What it represents and how...More

1  Thank AnnMielle P
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This a great monument and a place of quiet reflection away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Unfortunately, it is difficult to get there without a car. The best way is to go by train from Chiba Station to Hama-Kanaya Station. The station...More

Thank CMtraveller1
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Impressive carved stone. We walked few km until arrive there, the trail was very pleasant and nice so arriving in front of this big Buddha was a super plus in an already nice walk in the surrounds.

Thank Chic-backpacker
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Lovely day trip you can do from Tokyo. You can go by train. (from Tokyo to Chiba and then take the train to Hama-Kanaya station (cost around 2000 yen one way per person from Tokyo and 2,5 hours) and about 15 min walk from the...More

2  Thank m-town2185
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

I made it here via Tokyowon ferry from Kurihama to Kanaya. Challenging amount of steps but very beautiful views. A larger Buddha/Daibutsu than in Kamakura without the crowds. A nice day trip.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 16 April 2016

It is a 2.5 hour trip from downtown Tokyo via Chiba Station. I'd recommend spending 4 hours at Nokogiri including a break for lunch - pack your own or pick one up at a convenience store on the way as there aren't any food places...More

1  Thank wanderlust_rambler
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