Visit Nihon-ji Temple on Mt. Nokogiri which is famous for the huge statue of Buddha carved into the rock face. Then have some fresh seafood for lunch in the serene seaside community of Tateyama before taking a leisurely tour of the area by bicycle. ＊Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for mountain hiking and cycling.
|Mt. Nokogiri ( 09:30 AM ~ 09:40 AM )|
|Nihon-ji Temple ( 09:50 AM ~ 11:30 AM )|
|Tateyama ( 12:30 PM ~ 12:30 PM )|
|Tateyama Aburi Kaisen Don (Broiled Seafood Bowl) ( 12:30 PM ~ 01:30 PM )|
|Tateyama Yuhi Sanbashi (Tateyama Sunset Pier) ( 01:30 PM ~ 01:50 PM )|
|Okinoshima ( 02:10 PM ~ 03:00 PM )|
|Tateyama Castle/Shiroyama Park ( 03:30 PM ~ 04:30 PM )|
This mountain has had a history of high-quality Boshu stone mined from the Edo Era to modern times. Head for the peak via ropeway and tour Nihon-ji Temple which is known for the great Buddha carved into the rock face.
＊Take the train for Tateyama. Since there is only about 1 train per hour, decide on your train time beforehand and then get off at either Hamakanaya or Hota Stations.
|Business Hours|| Mt. Nokogiri Ropeway
February 16th-November 15th 9am～5pm
November 16th-February 15th 9am～4pm
New Year’s Day 5:30am～
Closing days for Mt. Nokogiri Ropeway：
The ropeway will be closed for about 1 week due to inspections held annually in mid-January
|Price|| Mt. Nokogiri Ropeway
Adults 930 yen（round-trip）
Children 450 yen（round-trip）
＊one-way tickets are also available
|Address||4052-1 Kanaya, Futtsu, Chiba See map|
Visit the temple at the top of Mt. Nokogiri. Then take a stroll on the temple grounds while admiring nature and the wonderful view of the sea from the top. You can observe sights such as the Hyaku-shaku Kannon carved in a quarry as well as the “Glimpse Into Hell” lookout which looks out over the cliff 100m down into the quarry. In addition, you can see 1500 Buddha statues in caves along the trail and the enormous 31m-high Yakushi Ruriko Nyorai Buddha statue.
Head for Tateyama, the onsen resort area known for its beautiful landscape of sea and flowers. It is a treasure house of nature and historic sites. Renting a bicycle to tour the area is recommended. Because there are so many places to see including the beach and those historic sites, please consult with the tourist information center in front of the station to decide on where to go. Rental cycles are available at the west exit of JR Tateyama Station.See more details
Enjoy lunch with the famous Tateyama dish. In addition to Tateyama Aburi Kaisen Don, you can try other examples of fresh seafood such as seafood bowls and sushi. Recommended restaurants are Umi-no-Hana by the west exit of Tateyama Station and Nagisa Shokudo, which is the 2nd-floor café/restaurant at Nagisa-no-Eki Tateyama near the station.See more details
With a total length of 500m, this is Japan’s longest pier. Walk along the pier and visit the adjacent Nagisa-no-Eki Tateyama to purchase any local souvenirs.See more details
|Price|| Adults: FREE
|Address||Nagisanoeki Tateyama, Chiba See map|
Visit Okinoshima, a small island joined to the mainland along the coastline. Take a walk around the 1km shore which has places such as the beach and rock cliffs which are lively with beachgoers in the summer and a small forest.See more details
|Address||Okinoshima Beach, Tateyama, Chiba See map|
Tour the relics of the castle once managed by the feudal era Satomi clan who governed Tateyama. The restored castle towers over the large park.See more details
|Business Hours|| Tateyama Castle
However, if the Monday is a national holiday or a substitute holiday, then it will be open with the following Tuesday being closed. The Monday before a holiday Tuesday will also be open with the following Wednesday being closed.
New Year’s Holidays（December 29th-January 3rd）
＊Opening and closing days may change according to various reasons
|Price|| Adults: 400 YEN
Child: 200 YEN
|Address||Shiroyama Park, Tateyama , Chiba See map|