Oku-Nikko 1 – Chuzenji-ko

Lake Chuzenji was created about 20,000 years ago when the mountain, Mt Nantai, erupted and created a natural dam. The mountain was considered sacred and was closed to women, horses, and cows until 1872.

The lake drains through the Kegon Falls:

Oku-Nikko - Kegon Falls2

A scenic road on the far side leads up to a viewing area with great views of Mt Nantai and the mountains beyond:

Oku-Nikko - Mt Nantai

Oku-Nikko - Lake Chuzenji

 

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