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Address: Nikko 321-1662, Tochigi Prefecture

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Beautiful Alpine Lake

It is located just minutes from Lake Churenji in Okunikko (Upper Nikko). It is a beautiful drive and can be hiked in an all-day hike. Be sure and visit Yutaki Falls nearby.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2016
Arvid O
Palm Coast, Florida

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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

It is located just minutes from Lake Churenji in Okunikko (Upper Nikko). It is a beautiful drive and can be hiked in an all-day hike. Be sure and visit Yutaki Falls nearby.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

This lake is much smaller than the Chuzenji Lake but it is quieter and hence more appealing. The hike around the lake passes through forests and is very interesting.

Thank obsessivetravel
new zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Some neat photo opportunities, well worth while. Autumn and Sunset combined gave the camera a good work out.

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Wooster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The Yunoko Lake is meant "lake of hot water", for it collects sources of hot springs from the area and is also the water source of the Yutaki. When lake water tumbles over sheer edge of cliffs it created a dynamic force and became waterfall rushing downward. There were fewer visitors as comparison to other attractions I had visited on... More 

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Chiba-shi, Chiba, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We were lucky enough for having visited this lake at a time when the surrounding flora was presumably at its peak autumn colors. The lake's autumn view was picturesque and was appealing at almost any angle. The view of the placid waters was relaxing and was a bit more intimate in aura compared to the larger Lake Chuzenji. A business... More 

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The Hague
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We immediately noticed a sulphur-like smell when approaching this lake from the waterfall, at September 4th. Not everywhere, but at certain places. There must be volcanic activity here, may be this explains the higher temperatures in winter time. We took the short walk around the lake to the onsen village (15-20 min) , the other side of the lake seems... More 

Thank Wajo
Atsugi, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

It is very scenery place with normal temperature of ~21 degree in summer. You should plan this place to watch beautiful reflections of mountain in this small lake.

Thank VirendraYadav-2014
Saitama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Delightful. This is a quiet still lake given over to fishing and walking. The lake is stocked with trout, among others, and many amateur fishermen come to catch what they can and then return them to the water. We ate lunch in the window of the waterside 'Rest House' and watched them. After that we dd the walk around the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Was very taken in by the tranquility of the lake. It was simple beauty but enough to take my breath away. Can see many men doing fly fishing and women doing art paintings around the lake. Its just a short 5 min walk from Yutaki Falls. They also have a short trail which was relatively easy to do. Worth a... More 

Thank minimino
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Yunoko Lake is behind Yutaki Waterfall. If you're going to walk around it cross the small bridge and snap a few pics from there, it's decently scenic. After that it's about a 25-min walk around. The walk's a little boring and not very scenic but peaceful and not crowded. I did it because it was on the way to Yuomoto... More 

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