Lake Chuzenji
Lake Chuzenji
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  • kim buay p
    Singapore, Singapore12,906 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good base to stay to do the numerous hikes
    We stayed at Okunikko Guesthouse Jun at Lake Chuzenji to hike the various trails at Okunikko. This is a good base to stay as there are many restaurants and shops at Lake Chuzenji. We did not take the ferry ride as it consists of a round trip. I read that previously one can take the one way ride on the ferry to Ryuzu Falls. In the early morning, we walked to the Lake from our guesthouse. At night, I could see the numerous stars clearly in the sky. The shops here closed mainly around 5 pm but fortunately we could eat dinner at the blue Friendly restaurant which was the only one available at about 6.30 pm.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written October 24, 2023
  • FoodTraveler_theworld
    Bangkok, Thailand3,712 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful lake to visit in Autumn between late October to first week of November.
    One of popular tourist spot you can mark for your visit around Nikko area, 3 hours drive from Tokyo. With the curve and small road, it is required skillful driver. Visit here around 3rd-4th week of October- 1st week of November should be good to see autumn leaves. I found the place was quite, calm and good for walking /wandering around the lake.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 21, 2023
  • TheLeongOhana
    United States7,498 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sunny But Cold
    We strolled along the lake after our visit to Kegon Falls. Fall colors were visible and the day was clear allowing some nice photos of the lake and the G7 Nikko sign. However every now and then a cold wind kicked up and chilled us. It got much windier once we walked out onto one of the piers jutting into the lake. Most of the lake activities were closed except for the cruise. We walked by lots of the swan shaped paddle boats pulled up along the shoreline. Overall not much to do but worth a short stop for the views in the fall.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 23, 2023
  • Kim S
    Toronto, Canada150 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice lake, but if you have time, consider heading up to Lake Yunoko!
    It's generally a pretty lake and we took a cruise in the late afternoon in November, because it was included in our Nikko "all area" pass. It's nice, but if you have to choose between this and Lake Yunoko (which is farther up near Yumoto Onsen), we'd suggest taking the time to go to Lake Yunoko. Also, perhaps because of the time of year/day (a Wednesday, in November, late afternoon) there were very limited dining options that were actually open.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 26, 2023
  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,955 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Views, Run Down During Winter Season
    I visited Lake Chuzenj in March and although beautiful there was not a lot going on. The town looked a bit rundown. But the lake itself is beautiful with great views of the mountains. I'd love to come back in the late spring to see what the atmosphere is like.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written April 26, 2024
  • Mark L
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chujenzi - worth only one night, better to stay in Nikko
    As others have noted, this area has very few open restaurants or shops. After 5 pm there are only 3 restaurants where you can eat: two by reservation and one by waiting in line 15 minutes before it opens at 6 pm. Many places are shuttered permanently. There is a good bike rental shop that helps you to spend a day riding in the area. Not worth spending more than two days and one night there.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 8, 2024
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KestasKS
Vilnius, Lithuania3,717 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Nice mountain lake, located close to Nikko. It was a windy day for us, so did not take any boat ride. Quite lovely little town nearby.
Written July 3, 2024
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Mark L
Beijing1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
As others have noted, this area has very few open restaurants or shops. After 5 pm there are only 3 restaurants where you can eat: two by reservation and one by waiting in line 15 minutes before it opens at 6 pm. Many places are shuttered permanently. There is a good bike rental shop that helps you to spend a day riding in the area. Not worth spending more than two days and one night there.
Written June 8, 2024
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Susan T
Mount Pleasant, WI599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A beautiful view of the lake from our hotel room. We walked around the area a lot and saw nearby waterfalls. We were there in the spring and wondered what the fall might be like. It was too early to be on the lake but it must be super nice when the weather is hot.
Written May 4, 2024
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,955 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I visited Lake Chuzenj in March and although beautiful there was not a lot going on. The town looked a bit rundown. But the lake itself is beautiful with great views of the mountains. I'd love to come back in the late spring to see what the atmosphere is like.
Written April 26, 2024
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Mark M
Tokyo, Japan68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Not much to do out of season. Had some nice soba, a pleasant walk, and tea at the Ritz. The views are great but not worth a day trip this time of year
Written March 4, 2024
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Kim S
Toronto, Canada150 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
It's generally a pretty lake and we took a cruise in the late afternoon in November, because it was included in our Nikko "all area" pass. It's nice, but if you have to choose between this and Lake Yunoko (which is farther up near Yumoto Onsen), we'd suggest taking the time to go to Lake Yunoko.

Also, perhaps because of the time of year/day (a Wednesday, in November, late afternoon) there were very limited dining options that were actually open.
Written December 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TheLeongOhana
United States7,498 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We strolled along the lake after our visit to Kegon Falls.

Fall colors were visible and the day was clear allowing some nice photos of the lake and the G7 Nikko sign. However every now and then a cold wind kicked up and chilled us. It got much windier once we walked out onto one of the piers jutting into the lake.

Most of the lake activities were closed except for the cruise. We walked by lots of the swan shaped paddle boats pulled up along the shoreline.

Overall not much to do but worth a short stop for the views in the fall.
Written November 23, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

FoodTraveler_theworld
Bangkok, Thailand3,712 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
One of popular tourist spot you can mark for your visit around Nikko area, 3 hours drive from Tokyo. With the curve and small road, it is required skillful driver. Visit here around 3rd-4th week of October- 1st week of November should be good to see autumn leaves. I found the place was quite, calm and good for walking /wandering around the lake.
Written November 21, 2023
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Angela
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Beautiful. Spent 3 hours here including cruise on Lake and walk to waterfall both 5 mins from bus stop at Chezenji Onsen. Go on a sunny day. Gorgeous.
Written November 8, 2023
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore12,906 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We stayed at Okunikko Guesthouse Jun at Lake Chuzenji to hike the various trails at Okunikko. This is a good base to stay as there are many restaurants and shops at Lake Chuzenji. We did not take the ferry ride as it consists of a round trip. I read that previously one can take the one way ride on the ferry to Ryuzu Falls. In the early morning, we walked to the Lake from our guesthouse. At night, I could see the numerous stars clearly in the sky. The shops here closed mainly around 5 pm but fortunately we could eat dinner at the blue Friendly restaurant which was the only one available at about 6.30 pm.
Written October 24, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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