Yunoko Lake, Nikko

  • Address: Yuno Lake, Yumoto, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1662, Japan
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Water Body, Family And Kids, Lake
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About Yunoko Lake, Nikko

A hot water lake anyone?!

It is no news Japan has some of the world’s highly volcanic terrains, and so not surprisingly its water bodies are at atypical temperatures. Perched adjacent to the Senjogahara plateau this hot water lake is a consequence of Mount Nantai’s volcanic eruptions some 20,000 odd years ago. The same consequence is a genesis of other popular attractions of Nikko like the Yutaki waterfall.

The lakes environ has become the habitat of some beautiful birds, superannuated forests and of course the popular marshlands of the Senjogahara plateau. As you explore this area, you will be subject to the peculiar smell of Sulphur in the air. You will find several hot spring resorts here, where you can sit, take a dip and just spend the day at your own leisure.

Depending on the time of the year you visit, you can carry out some great activities around the lake like hiking, fishing, boating among others. In the autumn months, this lake is a heart-stealer from literally, every single angle!

How To reach Yunoko Lake by Public Transport

  • Board a bus to bus for Chuzenji Onsen or Yumoto Onsen from JR Nikko Station or Tobu-Nikko Station and get down at the Kohanmae bus stop.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Yunoko Lake

  • 86.69% of people who visit Nikko include Yunoko Lake in their plan

  • 41.49% of people start their Yunoko Lake visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Yunoko Lake

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

94.59% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Yunoko Lake

People normally club together Nikko National Park and Senjogahara while planning their visit to Yunoko Lake.

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

Yunoko Lake, Nikko Reviews

  • During my visit to Nikko on year end, I have been to this Lake as well. One of the most beautiful lake I have ever seen. At that time it was frozen and was able to walk over it. Place was so silent that if you throw any stone you can hear clear sound of it and stone can go far away due to ice. Nearby there was a nice restaurant and enjoyed local food there. In summer, for hiking also this lake is good place. Must go!!!

  • 三方を山で囲まれた静かな…それは静かな湖面が広がっています。 じっと見ていると、いつしか頭の中にキャンディーズの♪「哀愁のシンフォニー」が 流れてくるようです(笑)

  • 奥日光の静かな湖。空気が旨い。こじんまりしたサイズで、よい形の湖。四季の移り変わりが楽しめる。 魚釣りが楽しめます。 鱒類豊富、ルアー釣り多い。大物住んでます🎵 温泉、滝、渓流、登山、湿原有り。 山のバカンス、フルコースです。

  • 標高が1500m近くあり、自然が豊かであるため空気が澄んでいます。また、湖の水質はとても透き通っていて見ていてとても癒されます。 その他にも、湯滝はもちろんのこと中禅寺湖、戦場ヶ原、少し進んで群馬県に入ればエメラルドグリーンの菅沼もあり、自然の美しさや雄大さが堪能できると感じました。

  • 日光駅辺りより6℃から7℃くらい涼しいそうで、湯ノ湖一周も楽しく歩けました。釣り人もチラホラ居ましたね🎵湯滝までゆっくり足を延ばしても2時間くらいです。

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