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Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 288-22-1525
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Serene and beautiful. There are Kegon Falls nearby and it’s a beautiful sight to spend some time. You could go to the observation deck to see the falls which is free of cost or take the elevator down by paying 550 JPY. I arrived late...More

Thank ManishC175
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here because of that sentimental Japanese novel Lost Paradise. The scenery is really as beautiful. Autumn leaves, cool lake breeze, and the lake side walks are so good that you just don't want to leave. The western food restaurants are better than the...More

Thank saulungl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This huge lake is most probably your first destination when visiting the mountainous Okunikko region after making your way up Irohazaka. Unfortunately, we visited Chuzenjiko on a cloudy & rainy day so we could not get a good view of the scenery around. There are...More

Thank eugenef36
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crowded with tourist. Many shops on the side worth a look-see though we didnt buy anything. Just walking around the river and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Thank lucbabe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lake Chuzenji is a beautiful which can be accessible by public bus. There are many leisure boats for hire and the environment is pretty especially during good weather condition. When we visited this lake by early Nov., the maple leaves have changed color and the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was super foggy and rainy. Which meant the crowds we were expecting to be viewing the fall colors were absent. Although the weather was wet we did walk a little bit along the path around the lake there were colorful trees lining the walk...More

Thank AriEsideTRack3d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful lake, nice at sunset, Autumn foliage in full swing. Would suggest staying until sunset if possible, close to the bus stop.

Thank sam_wise_0404
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Nice lake to walk around and near by. Got a few nice pics of leaves changing colours. Also a nice temple with colourful wooden sculptures on the gates.

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Reviewed October 14, 2018

We viewed the lake from the bus on our way to Ryuka Falls. It's pretty but nothing spectacular. It looks like a nice place to visit in the summer.

Thank tchermom
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Lake Chuzenji invites comparison with the Lake District in England and the Salzkammergut in Austria. It's much prettier and less built up than those places - no hordes of tourists. The leaves were just turning in September. In October they will be spectacular. Kawaguchiko at...More

Thank ChangMing
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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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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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