Lake Chuzenji is the largest lake in Tochigi, framed by 25 kilometres of incredible nature. The area used to be a popular summer resort for foreigners in the late 19th to early 20th centuries. The villas of French and Belgian embassies can still be found here. You can enjoy seasonal charms by the lake. Walking trails surround the water’s edge and there is an excursion boat available on the lake. The views from the lake are spectacular, particularly when the cherry blossoms or azaleas are blooming or when the autumn leaves are turning. The “Koyo-meguri” tour, enjoying autumn leaves reflecting on the lake, is highly recommended.
|Address||Chugushi, Nikko-city, Tochigi|
|Telephone Number||0288-54-2496 （Nikko Tourist Association, Nikko branch）|
|Date||Cherry blossoms in full bloom in early to mid-May|
|Directions||How to get there: Take the Tobu bus for Yumoto Onsen from JR or Tobu Nikko station, get off at the “Chuzenji Onsen” bus stop and walk about 5 minutes.|