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Lake Chuzenji-ko

Travel Guide - Lake Chuzenji-ko


Lake Chuzenji-ko is located at the height of 1,269 meters near Kegon-no-Taki Falls in Okunikko. The largest lake in Tochigi has a 25-kilometer perimeter and a maximum depth of about 163 meters. Visitors can enjoy pleasure boat ride on the lake.
It is said that the lake has been created by an eruption of Mt. Nantai-san. Then it was discovered by a Buddhist priest Shodo Shonin, the founder of the temples of Nikko, when he climbed up the mountain in 782. The lake is also called "Sachi-no-Umi (Lake of Fortune)", the name given by the Emperor Meiji when he visited the lake in 1876.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 49 minutes from JR Nikko Station by the bus bound for Chuzenji Onsen or Yumoto Onsen. Get off at Chuzenji Onsen Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • Chugushi, Nikko-shi, Tochigi, 321-1661


Little Baby Bean Burrito @Xylophagous - 2021-04-11
Next we went around Lake Chūzenji and I saw some rocks. Love rocks https://t.co/d2i8afoUvq
salasen @salasen - 2021-03-20
Lake Chuzenji View, Guest room, Balcony https://t.co/iCXvTMvPbf
Japan Rail Pass @RailPass4Japan - 2021-03-12
🇯🇵 Nikko is the ideal destination to discover Japanese history and culture, all just outside Tokyo. With the famous… https://t.co/GuDduyJROs
Kanpai! Japan @KanpaiJapan - 2021-02-24
🆕 Senjogahara - The Hike in the Heart of a Protected Marsh

Read the article with its pictures
➡️… https://t.co/i21FAsQSa2
Pagani_SKY GROUP @pagani_skygroup - 2021-02-19
Lake Chuzenji, Mount Nantai, and the snow-covered Nikko Mountains spread out beyond the hotel entrance greeted by o… https://t.co/4zhYJCBNzQ
Pagani_SKY GROUP @pagani_skygroup - 2021-02-18
Lake Chuzenji, Mount Nantai, and the snow-covered Nikko Mountains spread out beyond the hotel entrance greeted by o… https://t.co/I3u3K7Lh42
Japan's Local Treasures @J_LocalTreasure - 2021-02-17
Listen to the roaring sound of Lake Chuzenji splashing down from a 97-meter cliff at Kegon Falls, one of the Three… https://t.co/NTQU945uvC
Mel Tregonning @MelTregonning - 2021-02-17
#Tour of the Week! It's a Walk near #Nikko, Tochigi, Japan! View here: https://t.co/zdsAdTSaSN #TourGuide https://t.co/3kFnVsNyGy
Japan's Local Treasures @J_LocalTreasure - 2021-02-12
Listen to the roaring sound of Lake Chuzenji splashing down from a 97-meter cliff at Kegon Falls, one of the Three… https://t.co/srrEouPVkE
Masterpiece of Japan @JapanTraCul - 2021-02-05
Shore of Lake Chuzenji, by Takahashi Shotei (1871-1945)

#shinhanga https://t.co/WMCS0EHLDN
sinh11.f @sinh11f - 2021-02-04
Snap shot in January.

beside Lake Chuzenji, Tochigi prefecture. https://t.co/VlhMbGgNVV
Chance Alan Parcell 🔲🔶♏🐉🦂🦅🐌🐢🛩✈🚀🛸 @chanxalan1188tx - 2021-01-30
- Japan, Tochigi Prefecture, Nikkou City, -
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cadd 🐈 @cadd_journey - 2021-01-30
Freezing Morning with beautiful lake view. ⛩️

📍Lake Chuzenji, Tochigi. 🇯🇵

📸 theglobalvacationist https://t.co/qauoJhvTvc
Koji Tsuruoka @AmbKoji - 2021-01-29
Chuzenji lake, Nantai san a small Fuji, Dragon head falls and to finish off draft beer😝 https://t.co/mWCzuK8lKe
sinh11.f @sinh11f - 2021-01-20
On a stormy day.

Chuzenji-Lake, Nikko Tochigi Prefecture.
7RM3 + 24105mm/f4 https://t.co/4D2rs55tOI
sinh11.f @sinh11f - 2021-01-06
Chuzenji Lake, in this morning. 🙂
I guess this landscape already changed into the snow-white.

Nikon D850 + Ni… https://t.co/DW5ND6srPV
Serg @itmisthios - 2020-12-15
This was one of my favourite places from my trip in Japan a few years ago, called lake Chuzenji, it was so peaceful!
Haruka T. @takhsiru - 2020-12-08
Probably a tough hike, but I've hiked the hills around Lake Chuzenji in Nikko, Mt Takao in Hachioji, and Mt Maya north of Kobe.
Rina Rosindra @riNarosiNdra - 2020-11-23
Just posted a photo @ Lake Chūzenji https://t.co/2dXxGX8Ukx
Naoyuki Film @Naoyuki_Film - 2020-11-22
New VIog uploaded!!
Cinematic Vlog Chuzenji Lake|BMPCC6K & CANON EF50mm F1.8 STM https://t.co/T7yTaJvgHy
Alfie Goodrich @AlfieJapanorama - 2020-11-17
@jeroendonker Weekdays is the way to go. I’ve shot the national park for the National Parks Authority. If truly is… https://t.co/DEL0xi8fmJ
Ceredwyn F. Holt @terraluxe - 2020-11-10
@donnyjkimball Lake Chuzenji area is beautiful. You have the botanical gardens on a nearby hill that has some lovel… https://t.co/J5FDAM9ncE
JapanWorkation 🏝💻 @JapanWorkation - 2020-11-10
🍂🍁This peninsula dotted with mesmerizing autumn foliage spreading into #LakeChuzenji seems like colorful balloons f… https://t.co/JEEEjENH9G
🎌 Donny Kimball 🎌 @donnyjkimball - 2020-11-10
I will be heading back to Nikko this weekend for my annual autumn trip. This time, I'll be checking out the Lake Ch… https://t.co/xF5TOaLo5A
Shoko Oda @shoko_oda - 2020-11-08
Escaped Tokyo to enjoy the weather in Nikko with an 11km hike up Mt. Hangetsu and around Lake Chuzenji. Deer spotte… https://t.co/7pAx8qPjPp
トモさんMrk3β @Tomo_Mrk3B01 - 2020-11-03
Finally arrived one of today’s goals, Lake Chuzenji! And funny mascot characters welcomed me. Lol🤣
#twinglish… https://t.co/SEK62PMFcn
トモさんMrk3β @Tomo_Mrk3B01 - 2020-11-03
Lake Chuzenji(中禅寺湖), Inner Nikko. This lake is famous as the highest lake in Japan.
#twinglish #travelphotography… https://t.co/rmMi2AuGOb
𝗥𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗱𝗼 𝗞. 𝗬𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗼 @realkazuyama - 2020-10-31
Coffee House Yukon, Lake Chuzenji, Nikko National Park, Japan, Oct 31, 2020 #nikko #lakechuzenji #autumn #tree… https://t.co/RuPnlLLE4E
Đorđe Stojanović @George_Maximus - 2020-10-30
'Photo taken from a Kyodo News helicopter shows autumn leaves surrounded by Lake Chuzenji in the Tochigi Prefecture… https://t.co/bIcX5JX9H2
redsamuraiii @redsamuraiii - 2020-10-29
Lake Chuzenji in Autumn https://t.co/SCMCpXHiKQ


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