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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 bubblesReviewed May 11, 2016
Arvid O
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Palm Coast, Florida

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Take thr bus to Yumoto Onsen and walk along the lake all the way to Yudaki falls. It is recommended especially during autumn fall.

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千葉県
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

This lake is the end of walking trail and terminal of local bus from Nikko Station. Comparing with Chuzenji-ko lake, this lake is small but I recommend to see because the place is so quiet. The place is the source of hot spring. There are hotels along the lake. You can walk round the lake. If you get tired, you... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

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new zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Atsugi, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Saitama, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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