Lake Chuzenji Boat House

Built by the Americans after the Second World War, this large wooden boat house on the north shore of Lake Chuzenji served as a hangar and launch pad for dinghies. Today, its proximity to Ryuzu Waterfall, the end destination of hikes through the Senjogahara Plateau, makes it the ideal place for a break. On the first floor, there are visuals and trophies pertaining to trout fishing, and a collection of old boats; on the second floor there is a tearoom and a lovely panoramic terrace accessible for picnics.

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Address:

Nikko

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

9am-5pm; Apr, 11 Nov-end Nov: 9am-4pm; closed Wed, Apr, May and Nov

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Lake Chuzenji, a holiday resort for Westerners

When the country opened up to foreigners in the late 19C, the cool summer weather and high altitude of Lake Chuzenji (1 200m) quickly won the hearts of Western tourists, diplomats and writers. The resort offered an escape from the stifling heat of Tokyo, without visitors having to travel too far.
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