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

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.

5.0a month 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.

5.0a year ago

This is a fantastic place to visit and the view is quite nice to. But to get to the top, I recommend to be in good shape, I'll put it this way in good shape you should get to the top in 30 minutes.. its quite nice to hike up.

5.0a year ago

Breath taking area with many places to visit.
We took the rope car for Yen 1000 .. to get the top and for return because we want to save energy for going around.

Amazing view from the top.
Largest sitting Buddha of Japan is there
View of hell is also fantastic
Worth going and spend a weekend day .
But need to wear light clothes and comfortable shoes.

Really love the place ❤❤❤

5.02 years ago

We (two middle-aged pilots on a layover) made it here from Narita. We walked up the north side of Mt. Nokogiri to the summit, then to Nihon Temple which requires a descent-ascent. The Temple was a great way to cap off a nice walk up the mountain. The walkway on the south side of the mountain is easier and better maintained, which also makes for an easy descent.

As an aside, the folks at the temple were very accommodating.

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