After recovering from my illness, my friend brought me across Tokyo Bay to see Mt. Nokogiri. I had my first sighting of Mt. Fuji as we excited the aqua tunnel but my lens wasn’t long enough to take a good photo of it.

You can reach the peak of Nokogiri-yama by driving, walking up or taking the cable car. We did the latter since it was also my friend’s first time here. Be prepared for a hike if you’re visiting here, but don’t worry, it’s manageable.

There are several dozen buddhas along the path but only two were carved directly on the mountain face.

Above the previous Kannon statue, you can take in the views of Tokyo Bay.


Further down the mountain is the largest pre-modern stone-carved daibutsu in japan. You can also rest here and refuel with some refreshments from the vending machines.



Unfortunately, we arrived near the closing time so we couldn’t visit the temples in the mountain. I thought the fresh mountain air really helped me recover from my sickness though. I felt great the rest of my stay.

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