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Three-story Pagoda(Japanese, 三重塔) of "Naritasan shinshoji Temple(Japanese, 成田山新勝寺)" in Chiba, Prefecture, Japan.

Three-story Pagoda(Japanese, 三重塔) of "Naritasan shinshoji Temple(Japanese, 成田山新勝寺)" in Chiba, Prefecture, Japan.

The pagoda of Toji Buddhist Temple, during the Kyoto leg of the Live Earth series of concerts July 7, 2007. This is Japan's tallest pagoda.

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The pagoda of Toji Buddhist Temple, during the Kyoto leg of the Live Earth series of concerts July This is Japan's tallest pagoda.

One of the lookout cliffs at Nokogiri-yama: Cable cars are often available to provide tourists with quick and scenic access to mountain summits in Japan. One that I recently used was the cable car which takes you to the summit of Nokogiri-yama mountain in Chiba prefecture near Tokyo.

Here are 6 Of The Best Daytrips From Tokyo. Get the most out of your stay by going for short, eye-opening day trips to other towns and cities near Tokyo.

"Sonseiden (Japanese, 尊星殿)" of "Chiba jinjya (Japanese, 千葉神社)", a Shinto Shrine in Chiba city Chiba prefecture, Japan.

"Sonseiden (Japanese, 尊星殿)" of "Chiba jinjya (Japanese, 千葉神社)", a Shinto Shrine in Chiba city Chiba prefecture, Japan.

Gakudo Hall(額堂) of "Naritasan shinshoji Temple(Japanese, 成田山新勝寺)" in Chiba, Prefecture, Japan.

Gakudo Hall(額堂) of "Naritasan shinshoji Temple(Japanese, 成田山新勝寺)" in Chiba, Prefecture, Japan.

Great Buddha being just that  Nokogiriyama, Chiba, Japan

(Day trip from Tokyo.) Nokogiriyama (鋸山), meaning "sawtooth mountain", features a group of Buddhist temples cut into the sheer cliff walls of the mountain. There are over Buddha statues, a great Buddha and a great Kannon.

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