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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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  • August 17, 2017
    Kegon Falls, souvenirs and Ms is replete both sightseeing and shop for food, sunlight itself might as well close shop sooner was careful time. Nice boat ride, relax and spend on the Lake.
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  • August 17, 2017
    I visited many times, but fog is the first white situation. This is Kora, uncharacteristic illusion also please, akechidaira ropeway and Lake Chuzenji pleasure boats, these because I can't see anything but. Which happens very rarely.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The lake which i seen in japan for 1st time. This place is little far from nikko tobu station by bus it take about 45min . But it was raining when we reach there thats why we didnt able to see nice vi...  more »

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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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