Lake Chuzenji (中禅寺湖, Chūzenjiko) is a scenic lake in the mountains in Okunikko Area. Lake Chuzenji is especially beautiful during autumn time around mid to late October when the autumn colors reach its peak.
Lake Chuzenji has a circumference of 25km, depth of 163m and 1,269m above sea level that makes it “the lake in the highest place in Japan”.
The best activity to do here is to ride cruise ship to cruise around Lake Chuzenji. While sitting in the cruise ship, you will see the beautiful lake and mountain covered in colorful autumn leaves.
Chuzenjiko Onsen is connected with central Nikko by Tobu bus. The buses leave from JR and Tobu Nikko Station and are bound for Chuzenjiko Onsen or Yumoto Onsen. There are about three buses per hour. The one way trip from Tobu Nikko Station to Chuzenjiko Onsen takes about 50 minutes, costs 1150 yen and is covered by several Tobu free passes.
If you want to travel Lake Chuzenji with less hassle, Easy Travel can provide comfortable car hire with afforable price.
Hours & Fees
14 April ~ 30 November
09:30 ~ 16:20
Price for full course travelling Lake Chuzenji
Course D 55 minutes
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