Emerald forests, majestic mountains, cool blue waters, and refreshing hot springs are just a few of the natural delights you’ll find in Tochigi.
Flanked by foliage-rich mountains at 1,269 meters above sea level, Lake Chuzenji's location is reason enough to be impressed. But, this scenic, striking blue lake has plenty of other reasons why it's one of Nikko's most treasured natural features. The lake was formed around 20,000 years ago, after the eruption of Mt. Nantai, Nikko's sacred volcano. Today, the lake that sits at the foot of Mt. Nantai is as scenic as ever, home to a cluster of nature-centric attractions like hiking, water sports, and Chuzenji Onsen, a quaint hot spring town.