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Sawtooth Mountain 

鋸山

  • Located in Chiba/Honshu

  • 2 hours from Tokyo by train

The mountain is 329.4 m tall. You can enjoy not only hiking on the mountain but seeing lots of historical locations on the mountain. This mountain used to be a stone quarry from Edo period which is more than 300 years ago until 1982. 

The mountain is also known for being the site of Japan’s largest Buddha, although this fact seems to be little known even among Japanese.

 

We will see around with a local guide so that we can learn about the history of the mountain and can avoid missing nice spots to visit on the mountain. Don't forget to bring your camera ready for lots of photo shooting opportunities!

Tour activities

*These activities are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control, including weather and road conditions.

Great View from the summit

If you are lucky with the weather, you'll be able to see Mt. Fuji from the port town or from the summit of Nokogiri mountain. Despite the mountain being only 300 meters high, some parts of the trail are quite steep. It is not an easy hike!

The oldest temple Nihon-ji

In the mountain, there is one of the oldest temple called Nihon-ji Temple. The stone carved Buddha is one of the biggest in Japan.

Historical spots on the hiking trails

You can find lots of historical spots where they used to be stone quarry from more than 300 years ago till recently.
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Tour details

Date

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Meeting place

Hamakanaya Station (浜金谷駅)
*If you don't know how to get to the station, ask us!

Itinerary

10:15      Meet at Hamakanaya station and start hiking
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12:30      Arrive at the summit and have lunch
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13:30      Walk around Nihon-ji
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14:00      Start walking down to the beach
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15:00      Have a rest in cafe
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16:00      Leave Hamakanaya

Price

¥3,800 per person
 *  Onsite payment.
 *  This covers the below.
       - Local guide
       - Entrance fee for the temple

Others

Up to 20 people.
Tour will be held in English and Japanese.
We will help you customize your own tour. You will be able to select the activities that interest you.

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