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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


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
jei✦TAKE_The First Step CH3 @path_fynder - 2020-10-27
I miss autumn colors

This is Lake Chuzenji in Nikko, Japan (taken Oct 27, 2018) https://t.co/vuXcXyDDAe
jei✦사랑해 @path_fynder - 2020-10-27
I miss autumn colors

This is Lake Chuzenji in Nikko, Japan (taken Oct 27, 2018) https://t.co/vuXcXyDDAe
jei✦🍊Mmm @path_fynder - 2020-10-27
I miss autumn colors

This is Lake Chuzenji in Nikko, Japan (taken Oct 27, 2018) https://t.co/vuXcXyDDAe
Spoon & Tamago @Johnny_suputama - 2020-10-26
Peak fall foliage at Lake Chuzenji in Nikko
https://t.co/yH6UidndSK https://t.co/d2cBDAQETX
The Japan News @The_Japan_News - 2020-10-21
The red and yellow leaves of maple and oak trees decorate the 97-meter-high Kegon Falls in Nikko, Tochigi Prefectur… https://t.co/gt3AyDMbgY
雷太 @lighter235 - 2020-10-20
Long trail around Lake Chuzenji.

Sure it was beautiful!
Photo 3 is Mt. Nantai, covered with snow already https://t.co/WwxaFgtHBn
Fuji Arts Inc @FujiArtsInc - 2020-10-16
Nikko Chuzenji Lake, 1930 by Hasui (1883 - 1957); Japanese woodblock print.

Our featured print of the day:… https://t.co/fniEVEix1r
Phil Pearson @philgpearson - 2020-10-16
@Mulboyne Tochigi is sooooo beautiful - I dismiss this survey entirely. Have the respondents ever heard of Nikko? C… https://t.co/bWFYJFnL6O
Aaron @aaron_smart - 2020-10-15
@yuki01070117 I thought Nikko was nice, especially around Lake Chuzenji! Sano was... maybe a bit boring, but the ramen is good :)
🍉すいかのかすづけ🐟️ @ms735sa - 2020-10-07
@D3nkm3m3s1mul8r Yes. From Lake Chuzenji to Nikko Station by TOBU BUS.
Tuckraider @tuckraider - 2020-09-19
Just posted a photo @ Lake Chūzenji https://t.co/YDrv4K7Mrk
Tuckraider @tuckraider - 2020-09-17
Just posted a photo @ Lake Chūzenji https://t.co/gDm9XE3j39
福岡良子(気象予報士/防災士) @fukuoka_ryoko - 2020-09-13
It is located in Tochigi prefecture.
It takes about 2 hours by train from Tokyo.

I recommend to visit in autumn wh… https://t.co/XU5xaJXS1c
さのの @sanono_murasaki - 2020-09-06
”The Lake at Chuzenji in Shimotsuke Province (下野中禅寺湖水)” 1860
by Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu)

from the series “… https://t.co/l1W9c021XH
Japan Gazette - Latest news from Japan. @JapanGazette - 2020-09-05
'Swan boat race' where you compete for speed with a sightseeing boat Tochigi Lake Chuzenji - Full Story:… https://t.co/xpmlB7bF3I


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