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Chuzenji Temple

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Address: 2578 Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661, Tochigi Prefecture
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Great place for holiday

I came here in the summer day but i dont know why this place is so quite and even No people live there!!!! The lake is so big and you will have great view there. Around lake is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 August 2016
Thanh Tung V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I came here in the summer day but i dont know why this place is so quite and even No people live there!!!! The lake is so big and you will have great view there. Around lake is high mountains with cloud on the top...fro there you can easy to visit waterfall, I recommend you should came there on autumn... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Like all the temples in Nikko, it is undergoing extensive renovations and you won't be able to see the full exteriors of the temples. However, still a must-see due to the intricate interior and historical importance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

This is a lovely temple that sits on the hill besideChuzenji Lake.It has a long and old history and contains a very old and historic Budda carved out of a tree when it was still growing, the tree is still in the ground, it is beautifull and very rare The trainee monks there will tell you all about it, it... More 

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Thank roy v
Buenos Aires
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

The walking up to Chuzenji is perfect nature. Traditional trees, the mountains far behind, the little shops with souvenirs and japanese traditional sweets, everything is so cute, clean and pure air. Chuzenji is being renovated (Feb '16) and it is full of stuff inside, carpenters moving tools from here to there but still the sculptures and all the fine arts... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

I spent New Years eve here at Chuzenji Temple. It was well worth the extra drive from central Nikko to ring in the new year at Chuzenji. The temple was quiet, and didnt have too many people (unlike Toshougu) so it was a nice place. The surrounding area is beautiful, and I would highly recommend the visit if you are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013

The main and only reason why I came here - to see the panorama of Chuzenji lake and mountain. Other than that, this is like any other typical Japanese temple, nothing stands out in particular. There are staff dressed as monks (they could be monks in fact) who offer explanations of the temple's history and functions of each paraphernalia, but... More 

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