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Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661, Tochigi Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the lake because of a blog that wrote about it that mentioned most people miss this when they visit Nikko.. Perhaps if one spends 2+ days in Nikko, I would visit this area but we took a day trip from Tokyo and if...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a day trip from Nikko to this area to see Lake Chuzenji and the Kegon Falls. The lake itself was pretty but the area itself would likely be more lively in warmer weather. Other than the lake and the falls, there was not...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank betteskid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like the thought of a lake in the mountains, this is the place to be. When we went, there weren't any boats in the lake, but there are facilities for people to rent swan boats or ride larger ferries through the water. We...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank catchat105
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent tour and the transport arrangements organised by Toshi worked well so that we looked at much more than would otherwise have been possible, including cherry blossom which was a great thrill to see so late in May. Toshi was a very good guide from...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Richard N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We caught the bus from Nikko up to Yukono Lake and then back here. The 4 day pass gets you all the way out and back. The Lake is very pretty and worth stopping to admire although you can equally view it from the bus...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

We got off at the ropeway on the way up and did the round trip. Views were quite good of falls but a long way away. One hour Cruise on the lake was great and reasonably priced. Even Chillean red wine we bought was good...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Chris S
Reviewed May 13, 2019

Spectacular views & fresh air…no wonder why many embassies have their villas in this area. We saw very little tourists during our visit. We did not have too much time, but every minute spent there was unforgettable.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

In the off-season this small town is very quiet but it can offer a lot if it is good weather. We hired bikes from in front of the information centre (who are very helpful) and spent a lovely day biking up to the falls and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank nzmaxwell
Reviewed April 17, 2019

With the Nikko pass, there are 37 stops along this beautiful Lake, with many photo ops. In summer season, paddle duck and swan boats are available for a fun time on the Lake. A must see.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank GinaBRU
Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

One of the highest lake in Japan, Lake Chuzenji is such a stunning place with tranquility, beautiful view, lovely village as well as people, culture and many interesting spots around there. Where you can enjoy their local natural onsen and mineral water too. We would...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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DasssL
September 3, 2018|
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Response from Alfred C | Reviewed this property |
There are two train stations in Nikki, JR Nikki and Tobu Nikki. These two stations are very close, just 2 minutes walking. You can buy travel bus tickets from both stations. The bus will stop at both stations. Don’t worry... More
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Antonia A
August 4, 2018|
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Response from CJLNYC1962 | Reviewed this property |
Parks are free but you will likely want to buy a multi day bus pass.
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Response from Voyage672009 | Reviewed this property |
There are many onsens nearby, you can find one for example at the end of a bus line. Sorry i dont remember which i visited couple of month ago but they can help at the bus station at Nikko. I recommend search for the one... More
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