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Lake Chuzenji

The lake is located at the highest altitude in Japan where the seasonal changes can be enjoyed.

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It has been said that the valley was dammed by lava from the eruption of Mt. Nantai about 20,000 years ago, and the original shape was created. Located at an altitude of 1269 meters above sea level, it is at one of the highest heights in Japan. From the idyllic lakeside at the foot of Mt. Nantai, you can enjoy the seasonal changes. Especially, the seasons of azaleas in early summer and autumn leaves are wonderful. In addition, it is also popular that “Kurinso/Japanese primrose" with beautiful pink, white, and red petals in Senjugahama get full bloom around June every year. The mysterious landscape attracts many people.

It is good to walk around the lake but it is also recommended to take a sightseeing boat and enjoy the scenery from the water. In the season of autumn leaves, the "Autumn Leaves Tour" course is also operated.

There are many large hotels and inns around the lake, and this makes it convenient for accommodations. In addition, there are many attractive good spots for sightseeing that represent Oku-Nikko, such as Nikko Futarasan Shrine Chugushi, Tachiki Kannon, Kegon Falls, Ryuzu Falls, and Senjogahara.

Highlights

  • It is a lake located at the highest altitude in Japan, and the weather is relatively cool even in summer.
  • In autumn, a magnificent view of the autumn leaves is seen.
  • During the autumn leaves season, the "Autumn Leaves Tour" course by a sightseeing boat is also operated irregularly.
  • Campgrounds and rental boats are provided, and it is also recommended for enjoying outdoor leisure.

Photos

  • “Lake Chuzenji”, the lake located at the highest altitude in Japan.

    “Lake Chuzenji”, the lake located at the highest altitude in Japan.

  • From the idyllic lakeside, the scenery of four seasons can be seen.

    From the idyllic lakeside, the scenery of four seasons can be seen.

  • Cherry blossoms are blooming at Lake Chuzenji.

    Cherry blossoms are blooming at Lake Chuzenji.

  • Beautiful autumn leaves can be seen in autumn.

    Beautiful autumn leaves can be seen in autumn.

  • It is also recommended to take a sightseeing boat and enjoy the scenery from the water.

    It is also recommended to take a sightseeing boat and enjoy the scenery from the water.

  • Togoku Mitsuba Azalea on the shores of Lake Chuzenji

    Togoku Mitsuba Azalea on the shores of Lake Chuzenji

  • "Japanese primrose" with beautiful pink, white and red petals.

    "Japanese primrose" with beautiful pink, white and red petals.

  • It is also recommended to rent a boat and take a leisurely tour of the lake.

    It is also recommended to rent a boat and take a leisurely tour of the lake.

Reviews

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  • Michael Xu

    來到日光一定要到中禪寺湖看這湖光山色有多美!

  • 李珠珍

    日本最高湖泊中襌寺湖,秋天的涼意和男體山的楓紅,景色怡人!

  • Zhang Zhang

    美麗的湖光山色,來此搭船一遊。

  • 陳苡姍

    夏天的時候,來到這裡氣候涼爽很舒服。

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Details

Name in Japanese
中禅寺湖
Postal Code
321-1661
Address
Chugushi, Nikko City, Tochigi
Tel
0288-22-1525 (Nikko City Tourism Association)
Admission
Free
Holidays
None
Business Hours
Not Specified
Directions
45 minutes by bus from Nikko Station
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)