Nihonji Temple

Nihonji Temple has so many stones statues of Buddha and arhats. They are blended in the mountainous atmosphere and let you travel in the flow of time for a while.

Nihonji Temple is located in the mountains near Kanaya Port, Chiba prefecture. It has one of the largest Buddha statue, which is about 30 meters tall, double the size of the one at Todaiji Temple in Nara prefecture. The more impressive thing about this temple is that it has 1,500 statues of arhats. Most of them have been decayed or lost their heads. Still, it is a great experience to see a different expression and pose of each statue walking in the green.
You can buy one of such small stone jizo statue. You can make a wish leaving it to a designated area within the temple's premises.
How many wishes does a man can make?
I wanted to stay there and look up at the Buddha statue but it was too hot to stay in the open space.
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