Mt. Nokogiri literally means “saw mountain” located at the southern part of Chiba prefecture. It offers a spectacular cliff view overlooking the Tokyo Bay and green countryside. In the mountain, there is a large Buddhist temple called Nihonji having huge stone statues in sacred forests. So, you will be relaxed in the beautiful nature and sacred atmosphere.
(1) Mt. Nokogiri (spectacular views of blue Tokyo Bay and green forests)
(2) Nihonji temple (huge stone Buddhist statues in sacred forests)
(3) Seaside rest-house (variety of local seafood, souvenirs, and coffee)
What You Can Expect in this Tour
(1) How to get there
Mt. Nokogiri is located at the east side of Tokyo Bay, or at the southern part of the Boso Peninsula in Chiba prefecture. The nearest station is Hamakanaya station of JR Uchibo line. It takes about 1.5 hours from Chiba and Makuhari, and 2 hours from Tokyo station by train. Along the way from Chiba to Hamakanaya, you can see local sceneries including residential areas, rice fields, and the Tokyo bay.
(2) Spectacle views from the summit of Mt. Nokogiri
After a short walk from Hamakanaya station, we will ride a rope-way that takes us to the top of the mountain which is 330m high and used to be a stone cutting site. It offers an amazing cliff view overlooking the Tokyo Bay and the Miura Peninsula. There is the vantage point called Jigoku-Nozoki, which means “a glimpse into hell”.
(3) Nihon-ji temple
A few stairs down from the rope-way station, there is an entrance of the Nihon-ji temple, a beautiful Buddhist complex in the mountain. There are huge Buddhist stone statues in harmony with sacred forests. They are the goddess of mercy called Hyakushaku Kannon (30m tall) and the healing Buddha called Yakushi Nyorai (31m tall) which is regarded as the largest seated Buddhist statue in Japan. They were originally curved in 18th century. There are also 1,500 small stone statues called Sengohyaku Rakan in the precinct.
(4) A seaside rest-house called “The FISH”
At the foot of the mountain, there is a seaside rest-house called “The FISH” having a seafood restaurant, a bakery and souvenir shops. You can rest and have a meal with seeing the beautiful ocean. It is interesting to see local specialties including fresh fish and shells, processed seafood, and Baumkuchen being baked.Asakusa has been an entertainment district. A landmark of it is Sensoji temple which is the largest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. We will pray for something at the beautiful main hall. Nakamise shopping street is an ideal place to see local snacks and souvenirs
Number of guests: up to 4
Meeting Time: at 7:00 am (recommended, flexible)
Meeting Place: at your hotel in central Tokyo, Makuhari or Chiba
Dismissing Place: at the nearest station of your hotel
Serving hours by the guide: 10 hours per day
(1~2 persons) 40,000 JPY per day
(3~4 persons) 42,000 JPY per day
guiding fee (tax included)
transportation expenses (the guide)
(Not including )
transportation expenses (you)
meal (you and the guide)
Estimated local cost:
transportation expenses of round-trip to Hamakanaya
(1) from Chiba by train (80 min): 2280 JPY
(2) from Kaihin-makuhari by train (100 min) : 2640 JPY
(3) from Tokyo by bus and train (2 hours): 4200 JPY
rope way fare (round-trip) : 930 JPY
entrance fee of Nihonji temple: 600 JPY
lunch : 1000 JPY ~
Before you apply for this guide tour, you need to read the following explanation.
(1) We walk a few km. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
(2) Some shops do not accept a credit card, so please bring Japanese yen for lunch and so on.
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