A place away from the chaos of Tokyo
After enjoying the amazing temples of Nikko, such as the Tosho-gu, Nikko Matsuri's was stunning, and the lovely waterfall Kegon as well, and we had to visit the chuzenji-ko. It is a lovely lake in the Nikko National Park and put the icing on the cake of a fantastic day trip. We were lucky to visit the chuzenji-ko when vegetation begins to take some lovely reds. I think autumn is one of the best times of year to visit Japan, and chuzenji-ko is a proof of that. The combination of red, green and blue in the lake are perfect to unwind from the hectic pace of Tokyo. The waters are calm and there are barely any tourists in the area at this time of year.