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Mount Nokogiri (Nihonji Temple)

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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 created by the extraction of building stone during the Edo period. The cliff-like western side of the hill is the location of Nihon-ji (日本寺 Nihonji) temple, officially called Kenkon-zan Nihon-ji (乾坤山日本寺), founded in 725 by the priest Gyōki (668–749) at the behest of Emperor Shōmu. In Kantō, Nihon-ji is the only temple from the Nara Period that was built by imperial decree (known as 勅願所 chokugansho). The emperor endowed the temple with 18 tons of gold, an imperial tablet written by the emperor himself as well...

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I've been there, if you're coming from Tokyo, going via the ferry is a very enjoyable way of getting there that gives a sense of occasion to the trip. I went in early May when the new foilage was coming out and the mountains looked spectacular.
Mt Nokogiri was also the destination of a race held by the former car program Top Gear - the last few minutes of this video gives you a good idea of what the place is like - do your best to ignore the aging British laddish presenters and the cars!
 

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I stopped watching Jeremy Clarkson after his derogatory comments on cyclists, but I have to admit that this episode of Top Gear was brilliant. Thanks for posting! :emoji_thumbsup:
 

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Thomas, if you want to add a video to your article (or any) please feel free to use ours.

 

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