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Volcanic lake Chuzenji with spectacular waterfalls is situated in the upper part of the Nikko

Chuzenji lake – the beautiful lake with the trees growing on the banks, is situated at the foot of the sacred volcano Nantai in the upper part of Nikko. The lake was formed by lava flows of the now extinct volcano several thousand years ago. Now this lake is part of the Nikko National Park.

To reach lake Chuzenji you on a twisting mountain road “of Irohazaka”. The road ascends more than 400 meters and is named “Iroha”, because the original old road consisted of 48 hairpin bends, like needles. The same number of letters contained in the Japanese syllabic alphabet, formerly known as “Iroha”. Uphill and downhill are different roads, which makes this mountain the route is quite safe even when driving large tour buses.

Chuzenji Onsen is a touristy hot springs resort, located in the upper part of Irohazaka road, in the Eastern part of the lake. The most exciting part of the resort is the waterfall kegon no taki. It falls with a height of 97 meters. On the Elevator down to the bottom of the waterfall.

Good panoramic view of the waterfall and Kegon lake Chuzenji can be seen from Attidiya fee, walk accessible on foot or using the cable car.

On the edge of the resort is the second of the three shrines futarasan Shrine (the main Shrine in Central Nikko and the third on the summit of mount nantai). Here begins the road to the top of the mountain to the third Shrine. There is also a small Museum which houses some impressive swords.

After a few hundred meters upstream from the confluence of Yukawa river into lake Chuzenji, you get to the falls Rusu – series several spectacular waterfalls, particularly nice during the autumn color change in the leaves. The peak of the season usually reaches to the middle of October.

Chuzenji Onsen is connected with Central Nikko by bus. The bus runs about three times an hour and the journey takes about 50 minutes.

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