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

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 1 week ago 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
Thank simplyme0831
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We could not have asked for a better day, amazing scenery with blue sky’s and mountainous backdrop. A must visit, easy walk from the bus stop 26, also with easy walking distance to Kegon falls.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ford_xy_gt
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was part of our tour and although there wasn't much to see around the area, it was still a beautiful, serene and peaceful place to have a photo opportunity!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lovetripsdd
Reviewed March 2, 2019

The lake itself is beautiful. It's a pity that we were there in March before the boat trips are open. It would have been good to have a trip across the lake. The town was at least open a small were many cafes and restaurants.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brian M
Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful in winter. Walked around it and caught the spectacular fireworks at 6pm when it was dark and snowing. Truly magnificent experience. Had coffee, beer, pancakes and cheesecake at this coffee place next to the lake, run by a cure old Japanese proprietor who spoke...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank roselim888
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Any trip to Nikko National Park isn't complete without a stroll (or row) around Lake Chuzenji. The impressive lake and the surrounding mountains are truly a calm and beautiful site for visitors. I suggest coming in the autumn as the yellow, orange, and red deciduous...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank andyinseoul
Reviewed December 25, 2018

The lake is quite big and can be very windy and cold during winter. Lake cruise is off during winter.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kt_malaysia
Reviewed December 1, 2018 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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ManishC2711
Reviewed November 27, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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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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