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Lake Chuzenji, Nikko

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Escape the urban jungle and find peace at Lake Chuzenji, created 20,000 years ago when the eruption of Mount Nantai blocked a river. Every season offers something special to behold, like the blooming of cherry blossoms in spring, bird-watching and hiking in summer, vibrant fall foliage, and the lake's winter festival. Admire the vacation houses built by European embassies around the shoreline, or head to Akechidaira Peak via cable car to experience a panoramic view of this natural haven. The lake drains through the 97 m (318 ft) Kegon Falls; visit the small village nearby for shopping, relaxation, dining, and plenty of parking. For Lake Chuzenji and beyond, use our Nikko holiday planner to get the most from your Nikko vacation.
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  • The Lake is a pretty impressive sight with its majestic volcanic backdrop. However, the main road runs very close to the edge and on the Saturday afternoon we visited, the noise and fumes of the motor...  more »
  • Very cold in May with past peak cherry blossoms at the lake side. Very clean public toilets are available.  more »
  • Who doesn't enjoy a stroll by the lake? It's about a 40 minute walk around. It has boats you can rent. It's rather average yet enjoyable. No need to go out of your way to visit unless you happen to be...  more »