Mount Nokogiri is a mountain
located southwest part of Chiba Prefecture.
It is about 329 meters high, and towers near Tokyo Bay.
"Nokogiri" means "saw". Surely the shape of the peaks looks like the
tooth of a saw.
Here had been a quarry, then that formed the shape for a long time.
We can go up to one of the peaks by ropeway from the northern foot, and we can see Tokyo Bay, Miura peninsula and Yokohama city.
If it is fine, we can find Izu peninsula and Mount Fuji in the distance.
There is Nihonji temple on the southern mountainside of Mount Nokogiri.
It is said that the temple was founded in 725. But it was scraped by the Meiji government in the late 19th century.
Now a Giant Buddha, many stone Buddhist images and some remains are in the wide precincts. Whole area of Mount Nokogiri is its precincts.
The Giant Buddha is about 31 meters high, and it is the hightest Buddha in Japan.