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Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai

Kyonan-machi, Awa-gun, Chiba Prefecture 299-2111, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Well worth the trip, a lot of stairs to climb. The first part of the trail from the ropeway is very rocky and uneven. Then the stairs to the Daibutsu is nice and easy to walk to. There is a road that leads up to the Daibutsu and we saw small tour group mostly elderly ladies. At the train station... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We came here after seeing a part of the site in Too Gear when they race a car v public transport. We were not disappointed. We caught a direct train on the Keiyo line (limited stop Bosa express) 1030 from Tokyo and alighted at Hamakanaya just under 90 minutes later. We then walked to the cable car station and purchased... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The "rope bridge" is basically a gondola climbing the mountain and overlooking the bay. The views from up top were worth the price of admission to see out across the "saw-tooth" mountains and the water, but taking the extended hike was worth it. The Daibutsu is billed as the largest in Japan, and is absolutely breath-taking. The stairs were a... More 

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Yokosuka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This was a truly amazing place to visit. Definitely bring your hiking boots if you plan on seeing everything. We hiked from the ocean all the way to the top in about 2 hours and then caught the cable car down... Lots of very cool statues, the Buddha is incredible and we even ran across wild monkeys on the hike... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Nokogiriyama and the Daibutsu are an absolutely amazing sight. I highly recommend taking a day trip out of Tokyo to Chiba to see this. Be prepared for a lot of walking, but there are many beautiful Buddhist statues and ruins along all of the trails down to the Daibutsu. From Tokyo, we took the train to the ferry and took... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

You can drive to various parking lots, walk from a ferry from Hota station. We walked from Hota station and it is not an easy walk. It is a few kilometers up a gradually increasingly steep road, but is through remote and tranquil Japanese country side. We saw plenty of dragon flies, lizards and a giant preying mantis. Once you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We went to Nokogiri-yama as part of an organised visit arranged by a conference my husband was attending. We were staying in eastern Tokyo and it was still a good hour and a half by coach to arrive there. The visit had been described as a short two hour hike. We expected something quite easy so were shocked that on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is a nice escape from the urban areas of Tokyo, and isn't as crowded as other escapes such as Takao-san in Hachioji. It does take longer to get to, though, with probably half of my time spent on the train and ferry. I left from Shin-Yokohama Station, transferred in Higashi-Kanagawa, and took the Yokosuka Line to the end at... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Fantastic views. Awesome statues. Be prepared to climb lots of stairs. The top gear team went there as part of their Japan challenge. The place is an easy 1hr 40 minutes drive from Narita Airport. You can combine this with Kannon view in Chiba and a trip to Enoshima Island on the other side of the bay by going on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Nokogiriyama is one of my favorite places in Japan. It's not well known among tourists because it's on the end of the Chiba Peninsula and not so easy to get to. But it's well worth the trip out. My husband and I, like most people, started by taking the Tokyo Wan Ferry to cross the Tokyo Bay. Once on the... More 

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