Lake Chuzenji 中禅寺湖
View Chuzenji Lake and Mount Nantai.
The Kegon Falls in Nikko.
Just half an hour from Tosho-gu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji is a good opportunity for a nice walk in Nikko Park.
Perched 1 269 meters above sea level, the picturesque Chuzenji, the result of a volcanic eruption that occurred more than 20 000 years ago, extends over 10 km at the foot of Mount Nantai, offering a nice view of the mountain that dominates Nikko .
On its banks, Chuzenji temple houses a statue of the famous Kannon with a thousand arms, and the Italian ambassadors' villa (open to public) bare witness to a time when this bucolic site hosted many foreign diplomatic residences (1900-1930 ).
You can also enjoy the beautiful scenery from the middle of the lake, during a short cruise from the Chuzenji-ko Onsen thermal spa.