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Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai

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

It's one of the most popular mountains in Chiba prefecture. Especially, the cliff called "地獄覗き Zigoku Nozoki (Look over the hell)" is pretty famous among Japanese tourists. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

It's one of the most popular mountains in Chiba prefecture. Especially, the cliff called "地獄覗き Zigoku Nozoki (Look over the hell)" is pretty famous among Japanese tourists. I visited here on weekday, but there was a long line to the cliff. You can find many types of Buddha statue. "磨崖仏 Magaibutsu (Big Buddha statue carved on a rock face)" is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 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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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Lots and lots of stairs!! If you cannot walk don't go. Beautiful views, amazing experience. You can have access by train and ferry. Snacks and drinks available but not all over.

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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Now this place was amazing. There's lots of very pretty trails, amazing sights, and many other attractions. This is a MUST if you're doing a tour around Chiba or if you want to find just something that's kind of a hidden gem near Tokyo. I visited in December and it was pretty cold but it was actually quite refreshing because... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

This place is a sort of Must-go-place. I like to visit this place using Tokyo gulf ferry service departing from Kurihama port. It's nice for family hiking. The mountain has rope way service so it's really easy to reach the top of the mountain. But I'd recommend you to climb up on foot. The mountain is well known as a... More 

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Penang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I did not expect the hike to be tiring but it was indeed a challenge to hike up to the peak and of course be rewarded with a splendid view of the bay area of Japan. The scenery atop Mount Nokogiri is just wonderful beyond words. I have also managed to capture the sun setting from Nokogiri and it's such... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Been to Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai along with friends and the spectacular view from top is unmatchable. The sight of Mt. Fuji from here is amazing. It is worth reserving a day to visit Nokogiriyama, the historic wonder in Chiba.

Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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

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.

1 Thank T0ky0Foodie
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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