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  1. Mount Nokogiri

    Mount Nokogiri

  2. Mount Nokogiri

    Mount Nokogiri

  3. Mount Nokogiri

    Mount Nokogiri

    Hundred-shaku Kannon (百尺観音 Hyaku-shaku Kannon)
  4. Mount Nokogiri

    Mount Nokogiri

    Hundred-shaku Kannon (百尺観音 Hyaku-shaku Kannon)
  5. Mount Nokogiri

    Mount Nokogiri

    The path leading to the Hundred-shaku Kannon (百尺観音 Hyaku-shaku Kannon)
  6. Mount Nokogiri (Nihonji Temple)

    Travel Mount Nokogiri (Nihonji Temple)

    Mount Nokogiri (鋸山 Nokogiriyama, lit. "sawtooth mountain") is located in the Bōsō Hills in southern Chiba Prefecture and faces the Uraga Channel, the waterway connecting Tokyo Bay and the Gulf of Sagami. Composed of sandy tuff, Mount Nokogiri's distinctive features are its sawtooth-shaped ridges...
  7. Hyaku-shaku Kannon

    Hyaku-shaku Kannon

    Hyakku-shaku Kannon (百尺観音) on Mount Nokogiri in Chiba Prefecture
  8. OoTmaster

    Japanese Trip in April

    I took my first trip to Japan this April. I went to Japan in April of course for the sakura mostly and to visit a ton of my friends. I had a JR pass so I was able to visit a lot of places. I started in Nagoya, went to Hida-Takayama for a day, then to Osaka, while I was in Osaka I visited Nara...
  9. Sakura Castle

    Castle Sakura Castle

    Sakura Castle (佐倉城 Sakura-jō) is located in the city of Sakura in Chiba Prefecture and was constructed on the 30-meter-high Kashima plateau. Due to its elaborate use of the natural topography, it was an impregnable location surrounded by marshes and rivers. The map is based on Google Earth...
  10. Usui Castle

    Castle Usui Castle

    Usui Castle (臼井城) is a hilltop castle near present-day Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture. Its ruins are now part of Usui Castle Park. The castle is located on a plateau overlooking Lake Imbanuma to the north-east. According to legend Usui Tsuneyasu (臼井常安, 1106-1168) founded the castle. The...
  11. Konodai Castle

    Castle Konodai Castle

    When you cross Edo River on Keisei Line toward Chiba, you see a vast plateau on the opposite bank. This is the Kōnodai (国府台) plateau with its long history that not only encompasses a Sengoku-era castle but reaches back to Paleolithic settlements. This map is based on Tokyo Terrain Map by...
  12. Inohana Castle

    Castle Inohana Castle

    Inohana Castle (亥鼻城 ), also known as Chiba Castle, is located in Chiba City and was constructed on the Inohana Plateau, close to the present-day Chiba Prefectural Office. The Chiba clan (千葉氏), a cadet branch of the Kanmu Heike clan,* established a fortification there as early as 1126. For some...
  13. National Museum of Japanese History

    Museum National Museum of Japanese History

    The National Museum of Japanese History (国立歴史民俗博物館 Kokuritsu Rekishi Minzoku Hakubutsukan) is located in Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture. Also known as "Rekihaku", it was established in 1981 as a university research institute and opened to the public in 1983. The collections of the museum focus on...
  14. Rekihaku


    The main building of the National Museum of Japanese History in Sakura City, Chiba.
  15. Godzilla


    Godzilla, an icon of Japanese pop culture
  16. Meiji-era flats

    Meiji-era flats

    Flats from the Meiji era on display at the Rekihaku
  17. Traditional kitchen

    Traditional kitchen

    Traditional kitchen from the late Meiji / Taisho Period
  18. Darumasan


    Darumasan on display at the Rekihaku
  19. Manekineko


    Manekineko of all kinds on display at the Rekihaku
  20. Rekihaku


    Tutelary deity
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