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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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  • Nikko station back open up if the IRO climbed the hill overlooking Mt. nantai Lake Chuzenji. Originally flourished as a summer resort for foreigners, partly because the natural place rich in foliage season recommended.
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  • Visited in December, not many tourists. It was a very windy day hence was not able to walk along the lake for long. Would imagine its beauty during summer. 
  • I visited Lake Chuzenji as a day trip -- to observe the autumn leaf colours. It was really serene, with the leaves almost reaching their peak colours of golden, crimson and maple syrup brown. Against ...  more »