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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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  • Per the wind alone to camp at Lake IRIS from the Beach's beautiful Mt. nantai actually peak mountain is a pleasant October day, hinemos is also good
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  • Chuzenji Lake seen from the hotel. There are wild monkeys in this vicinity. I look slow because it was cold as was excellent, and there was the air is crisp.
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  • We did a very brief stop at this lake. Was during month of January and looks like in this area lots of snow was falling. The scenery with the mountains and lake is very beautiful.