Nihonji Temple Awa, Japan - Top Travel Destination

Nihonji Temple

鋸山 日本寺

City: Awa


Hota station
Hamakanaya station

Address: 184 Motona Kyonan, Awa-shi



Nihon-ji is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kyonan, Chiba Prefecture. The temple is located on the slopes of Mount Nokogiri and is known for its Nihon-ji Daibutsu (daibutsu means “great buddha”).
Carving of the daibutsu was completed in 1783. Damaged over the years by earthquakes and the elements, the stone figure was restored in 1969.
It is Japan’s largest stone carved daibutsu with 31.05 metres tall, which makes it second-sized Great Buddha in Japan (first among the stone ones) and one of the biggest in the world.

Photo / (C)Ishizaki Hideho (

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