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Nokogiri Mountain Nihon Temple

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Rugged hike with amazing views

Getting to this temple complex by car from Tokyo will run about 13000 yen in tolls for the round... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2018
Fussa, Japan
After ascending slope and steps...

“Nihon-Ji” is a sacred area with a ruin of old Buddhism temples, entitled as “Japanese Temple... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2018
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Nokogiriyama, Kyonan-machi, Awa-gun 299-2100, Chiba Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got lost trying to find the start of the hike. Eventually we found the start of the hike. It was a lot of fun! Nothing difficult. At the top we made it to the large Buddha with many other mini Buddhas. The view was...More

Thank Ashley Y
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Getting to this temple complex by car from Tokyo will run about 13000 yen in tolls for the round trip and it is a three hour drive without hitting any traffic snags. The ride will take you over and through a huge bridge and tunnel...More

1  Thank Prepcook
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

“Nihon-Ji” is a sacred area with a ruin of old Buddhism temples, entitled as “Japanese Temple”. This area is located at a cliff beside Tokyo bay. You can see two big (really big) stone statues of Buddhism build at on-site and numerous small stone figures....More

Thank Dreamer809413
Reviewed July 6, 2017

The hike takes you pass the 1500 Arhat figurines. Once at the temple, the largest stone Buddha in Japan awaits - The Daibutsu of Nihon-ji. Beautiful and breath-taking.

Thank Kasia Z
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

If you are feeling energetic walk from Hama-Kanaya station maps available at the station and walk up. The scenery is fabulous although make sure you wear comfy shoes. The whole thing will take a couple of hours to enjoy all the attractions. A fun day...More

Thank althebackpacker
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Kyonan Awa District, Chiba Prefecture Japan, its easy to travel to by bus, car, or train. Its the Largest Statues of the Buddha Daibutsu in Japan. Entrance Fee Adults 600 yen Children 400 yen. Visiting this temple is not for the faint of heart that...More

Thank odeo
Reviewed January 27, 2017

This is a true "day trip" from Tokyo to Chiba Prefecture. I have made this trip at least 4 times in my many visits to Tokyo. My preferred itinerary is to: 1) Depart Tokyo Station on the Sazanami Train to Hamakanaya Station 2) From Hamakanaya...More

Thank Rainmanjp
Reviewed January 7, 2017

I suggest that you wore comfy shoes if you want to go see Japan's largest Buddha every sweat,and every step you will take just to see it,is totally worth it. you will literally feel and capture the holiness of the place.What it represents and how...More

1  Thank AnnMielle P
Reviewed January 3, 2017

This a great monument and a place of quiet reflection away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Unfortunately, it is difficult to get there without a car. The best way is to go by train from Chiba Station to Hama-Kanaya Station. The station...More

Thank CMtraveller1
Reviewed November 26, 2016

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.

Thank Chic-backpacker
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