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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. To visit Lake Chuzenji on your holiday in Nikko, and find out what else Nikko has to offer, use our Nikko trip planner .
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  • Any trip to Nikko National Park isn't complete without a stroll (or row) around Lake Chuzenji. The impressive lake and the surrounding mountains are truly a calm and beautiful site for visitors. I sug...  more »
  • 11-fall foliage season went in the midst but have just overcast and cloudy skies for just didn't enjoy much scenery. And I think next time I want to visit sunny day
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  • From Nikko station is 60 minutes by bus. Was riding swan boat on the Lake when autumn came earlier, but we walked near the Kegon Falls and futarasan shrine.
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  • Went during winter. You can have fun playing with the snow and enjoy the awesome views. Enjoyed it a lot. Make a sure to bring appropriate clothing.
  • Amazing view in autumn. Breeze from the lake is soothing. Better to walk around around the lake and breath fresh air helps to refresh body and soul. Should try boating in lake and see some fish. One of most scenic view in Nikko.
  • Boating ( Paddle boat ) is a big fun on the wavy water! Cool breeze! Amazing scenery! Temples around !
  • Relax while taking a ferry ride around the lake and be sure to check out Kegon falls. You'll have to pay if you want to go near the falls though.
  • Amazing views. A little higher and you could touch the clouds.
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