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Nokogiri Mountain Nihon Temple

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Address: Nokogiriyama, Awa-gun, Kyonan-machi 299-2100 , Chiba Prefecture
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Good day trip from Tokyo

Lovely day trip you can do from Tokyo. You can go by train. (from Tokyo to Chiba and then take the train to Hama-Kanaya station (cost around 2000 yen one way per person from Tokyo... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 19 February 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 don't like to climb up and down a lot of steps. It's a beautiful view... More 

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 27 January 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 Station it is a short walk to the ropeway terminal 3) Take the ropeway to... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 7 January 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 astonishing it is to witness. all those walking,hiking,and climbing will give you enough time to... More 

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Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 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 master can provide a map that shows how to reach the Sanroku Tram Station. That... More 

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Reviewed 27 November 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.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Lovely day trip you can do from Tokyo. You can go by train. (from Tokyo to Chiba and then take the train to Hama-Kanaya station (cost around 2000 yen one way per person from Tokyo and 2,5 hours) and about 15 min walk from the station to the cable cart. Signs in English. Or you can go by ferry (same... More 

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Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

I made it here via Tokyowon ferry from Kurihama to Kanaya. Challenging amount of steps but very beautiful views. A larger Buddha/Daibutsu than in Kamakura without the crowds. A nice day trip.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 16 April 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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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This is a great daytrip to get outside of Tokyo. Depending on how you get there (by train going around Tokyo Bay or by train/ferry going to Kurihama and then across the bay) it takes about 2.5-3 hours each way. After a short gondola ride to get to the top of the mountains you get into a hiking paradise in... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 7 March 2016

Giant massive Buddha. 80 feet or meters whatever tall. Lots of steps to get there so you better be in shape.

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