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Updated:April 6, 2021

Hiking Mt. Nokogiri

The amazing ocean views and historic sites at Mt. Nokogiri make it one of the most beloved sightseeing spots in Chiba Prefecture. Mt. Nokogiri is easily accessed from Hama-Kanaya Station on the JR Uchibo Line, or the Tokyo Bay Ferry, making it a convenient day trip from the Tokyo area. For this trip we took the hiking course up the mountain, but there is also a “ropeway” cable car visitor can take, which is just a ten-minute walk from Hama-Kanaya Station.
You can learn more about the ropeway here: Nokogiriyama Ropeway
For information about what to do around Kanaya, click here: Kanaya Day Plan

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Picture Gallery & Guide

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We started at Hama-Kanaya Station on the JR Uchibo Line.

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The trailheads for the Shariki Trail and the Kanto-Fureai Trail are about a 20-minute walk from the station.

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We took the Shariki Trail up the mountain. This was the route workers once used to carry stones down the mountain.

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Nokogiri means "a saw" in Japanese. Mt. Nokogiri’s exposed cliff faces, the remnants of a rock quarry that dates back to Japan’s Edo period, add even more rigidity to its original saw-like profile.

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 The 30-meter tall Hyaku-Shaku Kannon, a depiction of the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy.

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Jigoku Nozoki, or "A Peek into Hell”

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Rakan, stone statues of Buddhist saints, are found along the hillside trail.

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The Daibutsu (Great Buddha) of the 1300-year-old Nihon-ji Temple.

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The observation deck at the Ropeway Station.

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A view of Tokyo Bay.

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  Looking south toward Hota Beach and the Pacific Ocean beyond.

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One last view of Hama-Kanaya Port while hiking back down the mountain along the Kanto-Fureai Trail.

Google Maps Plus Codes

JR Hama-Kanaya Station: 8Q7X5R9C+7W

Tokyo Bay Ferry, Hama-Kanaya Port: 8Q7X 5R99+J3

Shariki & Kanto-Fureai trailheads: 8Q7X 5R7J+WQ

Mt. Nokogiri Ropeway Station: 8Q7X 5R6F+V8

Mt. Nokogiri Ropeway Station (mountaintop) Observation Deck: 8Q7X 5R5H+8G

Kanto Fureai Trail Observation Deck: 8Q7X 5R5P+R9

Hyaku-Shaku Kannon: 8Q7X 5R5M+J5

The Daibutsu (Great Buddha) of Nihon-ji Temple: 8Q7X 5R5M+3V