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Mt. Nokogiri, saw-shaped mountain, in Chiba


Chiba
8 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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.

Itinerary

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  • 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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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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Departure & Return

Depart From Chiba, Tokyo, Makuhari
Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At Chiba station, Kaihin-makuhari staion, or Tokyo station
Ending Point At Hamakanaya station, Chiba station, or Kaihin-makuhari station

Inclusions & Exclusions

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)

Important

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

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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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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Chun Hoong Chun Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Very good and interesting tour with Eddy ”

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Eddy who not only showed us what was described on the itinerary like the Castle Museum , the Shinto Shrine and the shopping centre (where we bought excellent sashimi at ridiculous low price) but also enlightened us on Japanese culture. He showed us the correct ways to pray at the Shinto Shrine for example which was interesting. As it was our first time navigating the public train and bus system his patience and guidance was invaluable especially if we plan to travel further in Japan. Travelling with a local really broadens the experience.

Eddy:

Dear Chun and Gwen, Thank you so much for the warm review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. I hope you will come back to Japan again soon. Best regards, Eddy

LISA LISA United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ The best tour guide we have ever had! Look no further. ”

We have been privileged to travel the world and have had many guides. Eddy will forever stand out as the best tour guide. He was so informative, kind, and it felt like you were spending the day with a relative. We learned so much about the Japanese culture. He packed in a FULL day so that we could see everything we had asked to see. He was extremely organized, and all we had to do was just enjoy the tours. His English is excellent. I would highly recommend Eddy.

Eddy:

Dear Lisa and Steve, Thank you so much for the kind review. I am very happy to hear your words. Although the weather was not very good, we visited many popular spots in Tokyo and saw unique culture. It was good that you got good luck with a sacred lot at Sensoji temple in Asakusa. I also felt lucky to talk with a lovely couple and to learn how to enjoy life. Thank you again and please enjoy your tour in Hakone and Kyoto soon. Eddy.

Gaby Gaby Germany ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Wounderful tour ”

Excellent guide, very informative tour with historical background.

Eddy:

Dear Gaby, Thank you very much for your good review. I think that you came to Tokyo at the best time to see cherry blossoms. I hope that you and your mother made good memories in Japan. And I hope that I will visit Stuttgart, Benz und Porsche Town, in the future. Auf Wiedersehen Eddy

Jacqui Jacqui United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months 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
11 months 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.

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