Lake Chuzenji

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

Lake Chuzenji - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Lake Chuzenji

  • Lake Chuzenji Address: Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1661, Japan
  • Lake Chuzenji Timing: 24-hrs
  • Lake Chuzenji Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Lake Chuzenji(preferred time): 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Lake Chuzenji: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Lake Chuzenji

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

  • 36.82% 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

90.48% 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

  • Must spend more time here Amazing lake. Only got to spend a few minutes driving past it on the way to the hotel and back however would definitely recommend spending a lot more time here as the scenery is amazing.

  • Beautiful nature around this lake. I recommend to visit to escape from the crowded Nikko shrine and temple area.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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