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. To visit Lake Chuzenji on your holiday in Nikko, and find out what else Nikko has to offer, use our Nikko trip planner .
Tours to Lake Chuzenji
Nikko 1-Day Bus Tour :World Heritage of Nikko Toshogu,Lake Chuzenji,Kegon Falls BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $128
Duration: 11 hours
Nikko Private Tour by public transportation BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $86
Duration: 10 hours
Lake Chuzenji Reviews
We came here after visiting the UNESCO shrines. This was a welcome respite from the huge crowds. It was nice to just relax by the lake or chill at one of the restaurants or cafes along the lake or eve... more »
いろは坂を登りきったところにあります。華厳の滝の駐車場に停めたまま、歩いて遊覧船乗り場まで行くことができます。 more »Iroha is just up the hill. You can walk to the pleasure boat station while parked in the parking lot of Huago Falls.
Went during winter. You can have fun playing with the snow and enjoy the awesome views. Enjoyed it a lot. Make a sure to bring appropriate clothing.
Amazing view in autumn. Breeze from the lake is soothing. Better to walk around around the lake and breath fresh air helps to refresh body and soul. Should try boating in lake and see some fish. One of most scenic view in Nikko.
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