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Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai

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Address: Awa-gun, Kyonan-machi 299-2111, Chiba Prefecture
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Great mix of hiking and Temple

the main attraction if that overhanging rock. We went on a weekend and the queue was too long for how hot a day it was. This place is probably best on a weekday, and of course... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It's a sort of hidden gem of Chiba Prefecture. After the impressive Ropeway (Gondola) climb from near Hamakanaya Station to the top, the path leads to endless steps across the Saw Mountain (Nokogiriyama) inside the Nihonji Temple complex. The very hilly stone-paved path is dotted with interesting two gigantic carvings and several miniature Buddhist figures. Nokogiriyama was used as a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

the main attraction if that overhanging rock. We went on a weekend and the queue was too long for how hot a day it was. This place is probably best on a weekday, and of course clear weather with good visibility. We went by car and the drive up the mountain to the parking place was quite fun.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

There are two parking lots. One will give you a very steep climb up tons of stairs and the other a less steep climb to the same place. Or, you can park at one and walk, go back to your car, and drive to the other and skip the super steep stairs. But, the super steep stairs are worth it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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Tokyo, Japan
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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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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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Address: Awa-gun, Kyonan-machi 299-2111, Chiba Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Chiba Prefecture  >  Awa-gun  >  Kyonan-machi

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