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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


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
Iro Megane @ironomegane - 2020-08-28
The Lake Chuzenji would be the perfect day trip to rest from the Tokyo's heat: https://t.co/OWYEIZY5Gx
ZEN ~Walk in Beauty @Zen_Beauty_ - 2020-08-28
Place: Tochigi, Nikko

Chuzenji Temple stands on the eastern bank of Lake Chuzenjik… https://t.co/FLnN0P0BXY
Refess.com @Refess - 2020-08-26
Beat the Tokyo heat at Lake Chuzenji - [Worldwide Travel News], Source: Japan Today - https://t.co/cICrnHEvUC https://t.co/YtKw1g4Wlx
TravelProThai.com @TravelProThai - 2020-08-26
Beat the Tokyo heat at Lake Chuzenji https://t.co/yXFRF14VyK https://t.co/eh8qsjGzzw
GaijinPot @GaijinPot - 2020-08-24
Lake Chuzenji: Beat the Tokyo heat at Lake Chuzenji. https://t.co/mq8mXa0VjP
bluemist @bluemistP - 2020-08-24
I want me to do an arduous 200+km drive all the way from my area in Yokohama to Nikko, hillclimb to Irohazaka, and… https://t.co/RgUXvMOX8p
The Hotel Take @thehoteltake - 2020-08-14
Opened last month, the fourth @RitzCarlton in Japan: The Ritz-Carlton Nikko, about 2.5hrs north of Toyko on Lake Ch… https://t.co/WvAMk1MdHV
GregInJapan @GregInJPN - 2020-08-10
I'll always love riding in Japan.
1) Lake Onuma atop Akagi-yama one of the inspiration for InitialD anime
2) Big to… https://t.co/idT6IGfH0n
Haruka T. @takhsiru - 2020-08-04
View from the car park closest to the vantage point of Lake Chuzenji (basically facing the opposite direction from… https://t.co/T6NvJDgFjL
Peter @stampden - 2020-08-04
Today, I took my family to visit the locations on two #stamps in the 1938 Japan #Nikko National Park issue. Here ar… https://t.co/FKIkqngVIf
Japan Community @japancommunity - 2020-08-02
#Lake Chuzenji is located high up in the #mountains!

It provides a fresh breeze on the hottest days thus making it… https://t.co/cnlJwMv96o
Tomo @1click_1trip - 2020-07-30
Lake Chuzenji is a lake in Nikko. This lake is at the highest altitude in Japan, except for population lakes😍
The… https://t.co/R55HYIjWlF
Peter @stampden - 2020-07-29
Here are some historical photographs of the torii at Utagahama, Lake Chūzenji, depicted in the 2 sen stamp. This wa… https://t.co/5lsdf7KukR
Peter @stampden - 2020-07-29
4銭 華厳
4 sen Kegon Falls
- olive green
- 2.5 million printed
- located at Lake Chūzenji https://t.co/3GUnTg3Ejl
key@🇯🇵🇹🇭 @imymeminexo - 2020-07-28
Happy Birthday Singto🎉🎂🦁
Please come to Japan someday❤️

Japan Four Season 〜Autumn〜

🍁No.1 Chuzenji-Lake @ Tochigi… https://t.co/2JilyilNGq
key@🐺🐰🦁🐢 @imymeminexo - 2020-07-28
Happy Birthday Singto🎉🎂🦁
Please come to Japan someday❤️

Japan Four Season 〜Autumn〜

🍁No.1 Chuzenji-Lake @ Tochigi… https://t.co/2JilyilNGq
key@🐺🐰🦁🐢 @imymeminexo - 2020-07-28
Happy Birthday Singto🎉🎂🦁
Please come to Japan someday❤️

Japan Four Season 〜Autumn〜

🍁No.1 Chuzenji-Lake @ Tochigi… https://t.co/2JilyilNGq
พุท🇹🇭ぷっと☆タイ(Puttiano) @Puttiano - 2020-07-25
#tbt in 2014, My Japan Trip 🗾
at Kegon Falls & Lake Chuzenji 🍂🏞️📸

#lakechuzenji #中禅寺湖 #kegonfalls #華厳の滝 #nikko… https://t.co/WsDZQcFhGj
Reinaldo Kazuya @ReinaldoKazuya - 2020-07-20
Italian Embassy Villa Memorial Park, Lake Chuzenji, Nikko National Park, Japan, Jul 12, 2020 #nikko #lakechuzenji https://t.co/U8rrWAoDpf
sinh11.f @sinh11f - 2020-07-19
Kegon Water Fall, my favourite place.
good spot for sightseeing.

near Chuzenji Lake -中禅寺湖-. https://t.co/vRVwBklME0
GD travel @GDTraveltips - 2020-07-17
GD travel NEWS | ASIA - The Ritz-Carlton opens new luxury hotel in Nikko, Japan. The hotel with 92 guest rooms and… https://t.co/GTCDY02Ke4
sinh11.f @sinh11f - 2020-07-17
#PhotoOfTheDay , Japanese pond smelt.
the sunset changes the color of lake.

Nikon D750 + AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G… https://t.co/ttYrBZO7M1
𝗥𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗱𝗼 𝗞. 𝗬𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗼 @realkazuyama - 2020-07-13
Boat House, Lake Chuzenji, Nikko National Park, Japan, Jul 12, 2020 #nikkonationalpark #lake https://t.co/K5bisnSgGF
Alfie Goodrich @AlfieJapanorama - 2020-07-10
Two shots from Lake Chuzenji, shot in 2016 when I was up there with a client, Hasselblad user who I organized a bes… https://t.co/QdWHNNNkty
Cr4zyFr0g @Cr4zyFr0g - 2020-07-02
🚁 @Cr4zyFr0g
Still searching for that less known Japan 🇯🇵
Lake Chuzenji (中禅寺湖, Chūzenjiko) is a scenic lake… https://t.co/e5BevkXcZB


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