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Lake Chuzenji, Nikko

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#2 of 38 in Parks in 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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  • Because good country that maybe looks Mt. nantai, today is in fog and drizzling weather gradually disappeared views. There are days like this.
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  • Non-slip is required because if you go by car in winter seasons there beauty, which climbs up the ABCs. Happening will be able to go over four seasons in the color of the Lake in the summer and fall foliage scenery is best, I want to go every year.
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  • We on the way to the Sun. Had been deserted because it is very crowded during foliage season, but today the weather is bad. I guess I surely is a great location (^-^)
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Rich in history, culture, and nature, you'll be pleased to find that Nikko also boasts a rich variety of accommodations. Competition may be pretty fierce at peak times, but make your reservation early and you'll be able to find somewhere to sleep that suits your style. Luxury hotels and boutiques with "onsen" (traditional Japanese spas) never stray too far from the river, while hostels and guesthouses tend to be tucked away on side streets, and up in the north of town. Mid-range and standard hotels lie close to the main train stations and by the main plazas.
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