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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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  • We went on a cold and gloomy day . Not the best day for photos but there was no one else around, so good for a quiet walk. Many of the shops were closed , so you have basically just the lake for compa...  more »
  • A play with boats since the end of March, and snow still was less than the amount of water, so was impossible. It might be a bit more once in the spring, safe. Preferably close to balanced in Lake Chuzenji smelt restaurant, so please come eat. Delicious fried.
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  • On the north side of Lake Chuzenji, Mt. nantai at Mt. nantai Lake across from the South side. On the South side from the North range views of mountains such as mount akakura. Around both the ice-capped mountains is stunning. Because the views are different direction from where you can enjoy. Was the scenery of winter snow and fog and cold visited Chuzenji Lake Trout fishing season, in a 4/1. Even in April, is still aspects of winter, depending on the weather.
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