Lake Yunoko

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After passing Lake Chuzenji, the scenic road continues northwards, crosses the Senjogahara Plateau and, at an altitude of 1 500m, reaches Yumoto Onsen and the small Lake Yunoko (literally "origin of hot water"). It takes 1hr to cover the lake's 2.8km circumference, a feast for the eyes: surrounding high mountains, reflections of the forest on the water's surface, traditional boats, numerous fly fishermen on the lookout for rainbow trout... The icy water of the Shirane torrent flows into the lake to the north and escapes through the spectacular Yudaki Waterfall to the south.

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Okunikko’s natural assets

In the upper reaches of the sacred city, the mountainous region of Okunikko is stunning in every season. While the cedars planted in the late 17C serve as a backdrop for the temples and shrines down in the valley, at altitude the lakes, moors and rivers surrounding Lake Chuzenji complement the perfectly formed cone of the Nantai volcano to create a fabulous landscape.
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Yudaki Waterfall Yudaki Waterfall
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Hike on the Senjogahara Marshland Hike on the Senjogahara Marshland
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Ryuzu Waterfall Ryuzu Waterfall
Ryuzu Waterfall
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Hiking trail from the Odashirogahara observatory platform to Ryuzu Waterfall Hiking trail from the Odashirogahara observatory platform to Ryuzu Waterfall
Hiking trail from the Odashirogahara observatory platform to Ryuzu Waterfall
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Lake Chuzenji Boat House Lake Chuzenji Boat House
Lake Chuzenji Boat House
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Cruise on Lake Chuzenji Cruise on Lake Chuzenji
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