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Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai

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Address: Awa-gun, Kyonan-machi 299-2111, Chiba Prefecture

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nice views of the bay

pleasent views of the bay on a clear day - also a very enjoyable hike up the small mountain after you have seen the largest buddha in japan.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a great place for a day trip out of Tokyo. The park is beautiful with lots to see and do. And you can either trek to the top or get a cable car. There are a fair few buddha's knocking about so leave plenty of time - you certainly want to be in the park before noon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

pleasent views of the bay on a clear day - also a very enjoyable hike up the small mountain after you have seen the largest buddha in japan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The view from the top really does make the hike up the mountain worth it. There is however a cable car that goes up for those less excited by the idea of walking up ~300m.

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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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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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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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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