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Nokogiri Mountain Nihon Temple

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Address: Nokogiriyama, Awa-gun, Kyonan-machi 299-2100 , Chiba Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 470-55-1103

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Good day trip from Tokyo

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 station to the cable cart. Signs in English. Or you can go by ferry (same... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 in the Mountain except at the Ropeway Station. Also, as you'd expect, vending machines charge... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

This is a great daytrip to get outside of Tokyo. Depending on how you get there (by train going around Tokyo Bay or by train/ferry going to Kurihama and then across the bay) it takes about 2.5-3 hours each way. After a short gondola ride to get to the top of the mountains you get into a hiking paradise in... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Giant massive Buddha. 80 feet or meters whatever tall. Lots of steps to get there so you better be in shape.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We visited on the weekend which also happened to be extremely wet and windy. We drove our car from Tokyo, stayed overnight at a local Ryokan and visited early the next morning. We drove our car to the Free parking station and walked up the mountain to the summit as the ropeway was closed. There are lots and lots and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

I would recommend this place for short hiking. It's a mountain but not higher than 400m and has ropeway service so it's very easy to reach the summit. Mountain is famous for being a land of Nihon-dera temple and for magnificent stone pits. You should not miss the pits since it would be difficult to see such a place other... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

Four of us went to Nokogiriyama and it was the best trip we had in Japan. The temple on mountain top is really great and serene. We started from Yokohama by train, then took the rope way to reach the top and then walked around. Spent a lot of time enjoying the beauty of the place and finally realized that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

On a hot summer day this was a great place to visit, to see it all there is a lot of walking and hundreds of steps up and down but most of it is in the shade of the lovely mountain trees and shrubs.Here you will see the biggest statue of Buddha in Japan. This huge stone carving was completed... More 

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