Lake Chuzenji

Lake Chuzenji, Nikko: Address, Phone Number, Lake Chuzenji Reviews: 4/5

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Yasuhiro.Kuwajima
Saitama, Japan31 contributions
We enjoyed kayaking on Lake Chuzenji.
The water in Lake Chuzenji was very clean, and I felt like it was cool and very refreshing. Mt. Nantai seen from the lake is very beautiful.
When we were resting on the lake beach, I could see small fish and shrimps swimming.
After kayaking, we ate Japanese traditional curry at U-corn restaurant at Lake Chuzenji Kanaya Hotel. There is a free boat house nearby there so we can change our wet shoes and shirts.
Our family had a great experience.
Written August 9, 2020
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SteveS1970
Coventry, UK7,124 contributions
This lake is awesome in the correct meaning of the word. Large mountains surround it and it gives a calming feel. This looks like it is an area for walking and the vista are stunning. Worth stopping off for a ten minute stroll if you are passing and to be fair this is probably why you are in the area.
Written March 26, 2020
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midway42
Minnesota2,953 contributions
I visited Lake Chuzenji on a one-day bus trip with a tour operator to Nikko and the surrounding areas. Perhaps it was the fact that it was a bit unexpected, but the lake and waterfall (see separate review) were quite enjoyable. It was made all the more memorable because this was my only day "out in the country" during my ten days in Japan.

Although a bit chilly, the Lake reminded me a bit of Switzerland especially with Mount Nantai in the background. It functions as a bit of a summer resort but things were quiet when I went at the end of April. Also enjoyable was the ride up and down from the valley below (20 curves on the way up, 28 on the way down).

Highly recommended especially if you're looking for a day-trip from the city.
Written May 6, 2009
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bengmeliamo
Osaka, Japan552 contributions
Couples
We just walked around the lake near to the bus station. Also viewed from near the campsite side lake and it was different look and our friend said that the area was banned for swimming because of sudden deep drop down of the lake bottom. He said the lake depth was more than 150 meters!
Because of Covid19 closure time, no one was out on the lake by boats etc, it was calm and quiet place.
Written May 14, 2020
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Stan S
Taipei, Taiwan28 contributions
Friends
Do not go to Nikko's surrounding mountain region during the autumn foliage season. It was a working Monday to begin with. We waited 40 minutes to get on the tourist bus - standing room only. The trip to Lake Chuzenji supposes to take one hour. It took us 3 hours to get there as the traffic was congested big time. We cut short our trip, got off at Kegon Fall and walked around for one hour. We then quickly got to the bus stop and tried to get back to the station. Guess what, there was a long line of people waiting for the bus. This is something I do not understand, this is the busy autumn season and they sold many bus tickets (tourist passes). Somehow, they maintain the same stupid bus schedule (one bus every 30 minutes or so). Many Japanese bus employees running around talking to angry passengers calming them down. However, they did not do anything. We had to wait 2 hours plus to get on one bus and missed our train. I am very disappointed by the Japanese way of handling emergency of this type. We were willing to pay for a taxi to get back down (10,000 yen plus) but we could not find any taxi for hire (all reserved).
Written October 25, 2012
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umtatadoc
98 contributions
Friends
The tour bus , dropped us off, to stretch our legs.. and stroll around, taking in the beauty , tranquility and pure , clean air. Reminds one of Alpine Lakes.. Worth a stop. or even rent a paddle boat. Many colleagues took a site seeing boat ride.. We were very fortunate..End of August..midweek..quite deserted.
Written October 28, 2014
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Aija B
Sydney, Australia201 contributions
Friends
You should take a bus from central Nikko to Keagon falls and then go on a lovely hike along the lake Chuzenji. it will take you about 1.5 hours to get to Ryuzu falls - also a nice photo opportunity. then you can take a bus down to the station. Even the bus ride is quite spectacular if its still light.
Written August 10, 2014
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Rada C
Bangkok54 contributions
Family
It' s freezing and very quiet. Very lonely feeling and difficult to find good food to eat.
I just hop off to take pictures and couldn't see things because it was snowing hard
Written January 17, 2013
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jk-liu
Taichung, Taiwan1,976 contributions
How marvelous lake!Unfortunately, this time we couldn’t go on board because of a typhoon. But we decided to go back again. Maybe I should put up my schedule for next year.

I love traveling to places with the water on the lake or beaches. It is an amazing sight such as here.

Although the maple leaves haven’t turned red or yellow colors yet, Lake Chuzenji is always beautiful at any time. Especially, this is one of the best places to watch the sunset.
Written November 7, 2019
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Rajesh Annamalai
Bengaluru, India48 contributions
Family
It's just unbelievably good place to spend time. It would be great if you go on your own as the bus packages keep such a short time over here - 10 mins.
Written October 14, 2019
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