The grounds of this temple are spread out on the southern slopes of Mt. Nokogiri, a coastal mountain with many Buddhist monuments. Among the monuments are the largest free-standing stone Buddha statue in Japan, and the Hyakushaku Kannon, a monument to the Buddhist goddess of mercy carved directly into the mountainside. Scattered along the walking trails you'll also see Rakan Buddha statues, immortalizing those who gathered on this mountain for generations. Aside from the monuments here at Nihon-ji Temple, the sweeping view of Tokyo Bay to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the south is a spiritual experience in itself.
184-4 Motona, Kyonan Town, Awa-gun
(Access the temple grounds via the Mt. Nokogiri Ropeway, about a 10-minute walk from JR Hamakanaya Station or the Tokyo Bay Ferry Terminal at Kanaya Port.)