Mt. Nokogiri Nihonji Temple

Sightseeing information about Mt. Nokogiri Nihonji Temple in Japan.

Mt. Nokogiri Nihonji Temple (Nokogiri-yama Nihon-ji)4.3

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Nihon-ji is a Soto sect Buddhist temple in Kyonan-machi Town, Chiba Prefecture. Its precinct covers the entire southern slope of Mt. Nokogiri-yama (altitude 329.4m / 1080.7ft). It is said that it was opened in AD 725 by Gyoki, a famous Buddhist priest of the Nara Period, by order of Emperor Shomu. The temple is dedicated to Yakushi Ruriko Nyorai (Healing Buddha) and is known for its 31m/102ft-high Big Buddha figure, Nihon-ji Daibutsu, carved on a rock face. (Japanese)
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PurposeSeasonal Flowers,mountain climbing,History,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 43.9km) Google Transit


5.02 months ago

An awesome day trip from Tokyo/Yokohama. I highly suggest taking the ferry across the bay from the Miura Peninsula south of Yokohama. It’s cheap and fun way to travel.

5.010 months ago

A wonderful day trip for the body, mind and soul. So many things to see and do, like a Buddhist Disneyland. You won’t be disappointed.

5.07 months ago

Sky photos of this amazing statue.

4.04 months ago

nice and historical place in japan

5.012 months ago

This place is a truly japanese cultural experience and serves many purposes, you can do a very nice hike with no so many people as most people chose to go up by cable car. Once you reach up, the carvings of the buddhas all along the way and the big buddha are truly a gem.

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