Nokogiriyama or Mt. Nokogiri literally means “saw mountain”, because its shape looks like the teeth on the blade of a saw. It is located at the southern part of the Boso Peninsula in Chiba prefecture. It offers a spectacular cliff view overlooking the Tokyo Bay and beautiful green countryside. In the mountain, huge Buddhist statues live in harmony with sacred forests. After coming down to the foot of Mt. Nokogiri, you can enjoy fresh and local seafood at a restaurant by the sea.
< 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 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 330 m 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. Secred Nohon-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 (31m tall) and the healing Buddha called Yakushi Nyorai (30m 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.
Meeting point: At Chiba station, Kaihin-makuhari staion, or Tokyo station (flexible)
Finishing point: At Hamakanaya station, Chiba station, or Kaihin-makuhari station (flexible)
Stating time: 9 am (recommended, flexible)
Duration : 8 hours
Language : English
Tour type : Private tour (only for you) with a guide
Number of guests : 1~5
Others: Comfortable shoes are recommended.
(1~2 persons) 40,000 JPY
(3~5 persons) plus 1,000 JPY/person
< Including >
guiding fee, transportation fare of the guide
< Not including >
transportation fare (you):
train round-trip fare from Chiba to Hamakanaya(80 min): 2280 JPY
train round-trip fare from Kaihin-makuhari to Hamakanaya(100 min) : 2640 JPY
bus and train round-trip fare from Tokyo to Hamakanaya (2 hours): 4200 JPY
rope way fare (round-trip) : 930 JPY (you and guide)
entrance fee of Nihonji temple: 600 JPY (you and guide)
< Others >
Some shops do not accept a credit card, so please bring Japanese yen for souvenirs and so on.