Tokyo as Foreign Tourists Have Never Seen It Before, Miura Great Buddha
I’m Nobu, the certificate English guide in Japan for 7 years.I show you hidden Japan which you have never seen and heard!
Miura Great Buddha and Five-story Pagoda
I have always been curious about the Great Buddha and what looks like a five-story pagoda on the mountain north of Keikyu Nagasawa Station .
I can see them when I ride the Keikyu Railway going down the Miura Peninsula to the south.
This time, I would like to visit the Miura Great Buddha, the five-story pagoda, and then climb the 183-meter mountain or hill called Mt.Miura Fuji.
Get off at Keikyu Nagasawa station
Keikyu Nagasawa Station is 1 hour and 20 minutes away from Tokyo Station.
When you get off the station towards the mountain, there is a signboard with a map of the area.
Miura Great Buddha seems to be located in a cemetery called Kurihama Cemetery.
From Keikyu Nagasawa Station, it is said to be a 10-minute walk, but that is only to the entrance.
And you will have to climb another 10 minutes to reach the Great Buddha and the five-story pagoda.
The Kurihama Cemetery
The Kurihama Cemetery, where the Miura Great Buddha is located in a scenic location overlooking the ocean.
The Miura Great Buddha is 13.5 meters tall and was built in 1983.
The pedestal part of the Miura Great Buddha is an ossuary.
There is a five-story pagoda if you walk 50m more.
The contrast between the vermilion of the pagoda and the blue of the sky is beautiful.
It’s about 20 meters high. I thought it was smaller than when I saw it below near the Keikyu Nagasawa station.
Unfortunately, you can’t go inside.
Standing in the plaza near the five-story pagoda , I saw many stone statues standing at the edge of the plaza.
The big ands are sprouting out of the ground. In the background, there are stone statues of various sizes.
There is a open large park with a small rest house with benches.
Then you can have lunch while enjoying the wonderful view of the coast.
From there, walk between a stone statue of a Dharma and a stone statue of the big hands.
And you walk through mountain path, eventually you will reach Mt.Miura Fuji 183m after about an hour’s walk.
It is not a high mountain, but the view from the top is amazing.
We can see from Sagami Bay to Tokyo Bay, Izu Oshima Island and Boso Peninsula.
If you’re lucky, you can even see Mt. Fuji above Mt.Takeyama to the north side.
At the top of the mountain, there is a shrine that says “Inner Shrine of Sengen Shrine.”
It’s a religious mountain same as other Japanese mountains.
Take your time to enjoy the wonderful views of Sagami Bay and the southern part of the Miura Peninsula.
You can walk down to the Keikyu Nagasawa station and Keikyu Tsukuihama station 1 hour or 1hour 30 minutes.
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I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!