Depending on which part of Tokyo you are, a trip to Nokogiriyama may take us 2-3h by train as it’s situated in the Bōsō Peninsula so it’s kind of a long way for a day trip. However, because of that, we will not suffer a crowd of people like in most of the famous destination around the capital.
The easiest way to walk around the mountain is to get the cable car which will take us to a building where we can take an early lunch before starting the walk and enjoy of a nice panoramic view. If the day is clear you will be able to see the Mt. Fuji
As we start walking, soon we will reach the Hyakushaku Kannon: a stunning statue carved in the mountain. As we keep advancing we will find hundreds of small statues scattered all around the mountain.
At this point we wanted to get lost between the several paths so we got rid of most of the other people. Finally we reach the Nihon-Ji, a Buddhist temple famous by the Nihon-ji Daibutsu, which is Japan’s largest pre-modern (and largest stone-carved) daibutsu.
It was a good idea to leave this temple by the end of the day so we were alone, we just got time enough to walk back to the small town, take one last look of Fuji and go back to Tokyo.
All pics here