Enjoy Breathtaking Mountain Scenery and Buddhist Holy Sites on Mt. Nokogiri!
Mt. Nokogiri, literally “Saw Mountain”, is located on the Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture. It's only about a 1.5-hour drive, or a 2-hour train ride from Tokyo, so it's perfect if you're looking for a relaxing and worthwhile day trip. The best way to start your visit is to take the ropeway cable car up to the peak of the mountain. Mt. Nokogiri is best known for its lookout spot perched on top of an overhanging cliff called “Jigoku Nozoki”, literally meaning “a view of Hell.” Along the way you'll see why it got the name “Saw Mountain”, the jagged sawtooth-like bluff is actually the result of large-scale mining, as Nokogiriyama was historically used as a stone quarry during the Edo period. Enjoy the thrills and the magnificent view of Tokyo Bay, and on clear days you can catch a view of Mt. Fuji too.
After basking in the awe of nature, head to see Mt. Nokogiri's prodigious Buddhist statues. As the whole area of Mt. Nokogiri is located within the grounds of Nihonji Temple, you can find many Buddhist statues such as the Nihonji Temple Daibutsu, a Great Buddha statue; Hyaku-Shaku Kannon, a giant statue carved into a cliff face; and stone statues of “Rakan” (Buddhist saints). History and culture enthusiasts will certainly be captivated by the tranquil and majestic atmosphere of Mt. Nokogiri.
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