Nihonji Temple, Mt. Nokogiri
After riding the ropeway cable car up the mountain from the fishing port of Kanaya, and taking in the view of Tokyo Bay, a short hike up the forested mountainside leads to this five-story Kannon (aka Avalokitesvara and Guanyin) carved into the rock. Nokogiri-yama also provides great views ("jigoku nozoki" or "peek into hell") from the top, and further stairways snake down to the largest seated stone Buddha in Japan.
By Derk Richardson, AFAR Staff
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Japan, 〒299-1901 千葉県安房郡鋸南町鋸山
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