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Mt. Nokogiri, saw-shaped mountain, in Chiba

by Eddy
(11) Reviews
8h $ 246 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Mt. Nokogiri (spectacular views of blue Tokyo Bay and green forests)
  • Nihonji temple (huge stone Buddhist statues in sacred forests)
  • Seaside rest-house (variety of local seafood, souvenirs, and coffee)

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Overview

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.

What to Expect

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 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. Sacred 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 (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.

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Highlights

  • Mt. Nokogiri (spectacular views of blue Tokyo Bay and green forests)
  • Nihonji temple (huge stone Buddhist statues in sacred forests)
  • Seaside rest-house (variety of local seafood, souvenirs, and coffee)

Important

Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Some shops do not accept a credit card, so please bring Japanese yen for souvenirs and so on.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fare of round-trip to Hamakanaya (you and guide):
(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
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rope way fare (round-trip) : 930 JPY (you and guide)
entrance fee of Nihonji temple: 600 JPY (you and guide)
lunch (you)
Depart From
Chiba, Tokyo, Makuhari
Meeting Point
At Chiba station, Kaihin-makuhari staion, or Tokyo station
Ending Point
At Hamakanaya station, Chiba station, or Kaihin-makuhari station
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people

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Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

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Can I add more people to my booking?

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Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 11 )
Jacqui Jacqui United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Thank You Eddy ”

It was a pleasure to meet Eddy and learn more about Japanese culture and the area of Chiba. I appreciated his local knowledge and he paced my morning tour well as I had only just arrived in Chiba the previous day.

Eddy:

Dear Jacqui, Thank you for writing such a nice review of my tour so soon. I am very glad you enjoyed the tour. I hope you will come back to Japan again. Best regards, Eddy

Brian Brian United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Temple tour ”

Eddy, is a very knowledgeable and patient guide. He takes the time to teach and make sure you understand the culture. I would definitely recommend him for your guide.

Eddy:

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I am pleased that you got some knowledge about Japanese culture. You ate “Unajuu”, grilled eel, at a restaurant near the temple. I think that it was a good experience for you. See you again.

Mona Mona United States
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Amazing day with an amazing guide ”

We had a great day touring the Western part of Tokyo with Eddy. It was our first full day in Tokyo and he was absolutely fantastic. Creating the itinerary with him was easy--he will give you his input and take yours as well to cater a great and feasible experience. We didn't feel rushed through the sights, which was our initial hesitation in booking a guide. He gave some great history of Japan and offered us some clutch phrases in Japanese. He is very kind, professional, and I would highly recommend him to anyone. We wish he could be with us the rest of our trip! Such a great first day largely due to him. Thank you, Eddy!

Eddy:

Thank you very much for your kind review. It is my great pleasure if you were satisfied. I was very happy to go around Tokyo with a nice and smart couple, because you looked happy during the tour. I felt that your positive thinking and good planning make your life good and happy. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your Japan tour. Congratulations on the second anniversary of your marriage.

Keshav Keshav United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Genuine care, service , entertaining and informative ”

Eiichi was a fantastic person to be with. My family and I spent 5 days with him touring Tokyo and the neighboring city of Hakone. He was very patient, caring and informative. He would explain all the sights in great detail and would answer all our questions very patiently. He is a good planner and taught us origami, basic greetings and a lot about the Japanese culture in the times when we were commuting or having meals. He went out of the way to help us, especially with our dietary needs. As an example, he gave us detailed instructions on how to get from the Tokyo train station to our hotel which was very easy to follow. He was very methodical and detailed in the itinerary and cost and was flexible when I wanted to make adjustments a day before. My kids aged 14 and 12 thought he was grea... read more

Eddy:

Dear Keshav and family, Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging review! I was very happy to guide a lovely and ideal family around Tokyo and Hakone. It was such a pleasant experience for me, too. Although it was very hot every day, all of you followed me to see various places with curiosity. Thank you for your cooperation. I was happy to hear that you made many pleasant memories. Please come back to Tokyo someday soon. I am waiting for you. Thank you again and take care! Eddy(Eiichi)

Michelle Michelle Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Enjoyable day ”

It was an enjoyable experienced and he is very patient with us.

Eddy:

Dear Michelle, Thank you very much for the good review and your cooperation during the tour. I am pleased that you and your family enjoyed the Kamakura tour. It was fun for me to learn about your family and Philippines during the tour. I hope that you will enjoy the rest of your tour in Japan and you will go back to your home safely. Best regards, Eddy

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