Mt. Nokogiri Nihonji Temple (Nokogiri-yama Nihon-ji)4.3
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.
Map http://www.nihonji.jp/keidai/index.html (Japanese)
PurposeSeasonal Flowers,mountain climbing,History,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 43.9km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.04 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.
5.0a year 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.
5.09 months ago
Sky photos of this amazing statue.
4.06 months ago
nice and historical place in japan
4.02 years ago
I wasn't able to walk the trail due to in proper footwear and being accompanied by a 3 year old. However, the brief tour of the daibutsu was a nice stop dueing our drive back to Tokyo.
The walk to the gondola looks pretty intense. I saw many people huffing and puffing and it wasn't even hot by Japanese standards.