Charms of Minamiboso (23) Nago-ji temple

Nago-ji Temple in Tateyama, one of the oldest temples in Chiba, celebrated its 1300th anniversary in 2017. The main building today is the vermillion colored Kannondo Hall built in 1758. It houses the principal image of the Thousand Armed Goddess of Mercy, thought to be constructed in the late Heian period. In addition, the stunning dragon carvings near the fanlight catch your eye. Behind the buildings is a nice path that takes you to the top of the hill.