Lake Chuzenji

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  • Address: Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1661, Japan
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Water Body, Family And Kids, Lake, Boating

About Lake Chuzenji, Nikko

A creation that dates back to 20,000 years ago, the Lake Chuzenji is one of the most striking features of the Nikko National Park.

A result of Mount Nantai erupted lava that further blocked the river. Sprawling across a whopping 11.62-kilometer square with a circumference of 25 kilometers, this enormous lake is a must-see in Nikko for several reasons. The lake is like a painting in the fall months!

Surrounding this attraction are the many hot springs of Nikko and two of Japan’s best waterfalls - Kegon Waterfall and the Ryuzu Waterfall. The circumference of the lake makes for a great hiking adventure. You can even take up a sightseeing boat to get more of Lake Chuzenji’s beauty!

How To reach Lake Chuzenji by Public Transport

  • Tobu buses to Chuzenjiko Onsen from JR and Tobu Nikko Station.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Lake Chuzenji

  • 95% of people who visit Nikko include Lake Chuzenji in their plan

  • 37.88% of people start their Lake Chuzenji visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Lake Chuzenji

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

90.24% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lake Chuzenji

People normally club together Yudaki Falls and Kegon Falls while planning their visit to Lake Chuzenji.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Lake Chuzenji, Nikko Reviews

  • The colour of the lake is very pristine and intriguing. It is very breathtaking when it is seen from Mount Hangetsu. You can visit it in 4 different seasons because it has four different looks but you should visit it during autumn because it will be the most beautiful in that season.

  • You must come! Enjoy the different for every season. Also the way is very interesting! The lake is fantasy! OMG I wish go there again!

  • It's a nice lake and worth the little efforr it takes to get there feom Nikko.

  • Beautiful view and with the snow beside the lake in winter makes it more beautiful. A good spot for sightseeing and capturing some nice photographs.

  • Very serene lake with beautiful views. Popular vacation area for Japanese. Enjoy some of the local food (fish) sold around the lake. When weather is nice, take a boat ride in the lake. There are many areas you can walk at around the lake if you don't wish to go in the water. It is near other sites in Nikko, such as the Kegon Falls. So if you visit either site, do make sure to see the other.

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