Lake Chuzenji has long been cherished for its pristine nature, beautiful views of Mt. Nantai and its relaxing, peaceful atmosphere. See this gorgeous lake from a different perspective on a trekking and packrafting tour with a local adventure guide in Okunikko. Carrying an inflatable raft, you will hike along a forested path around Lake Chuzenji to a secluded spot, inflate your raft and push off from the shore.
In search of breathtaking views
The tour of Lake Chuzenji begins with a walk past the British and Italian Embassy Villa Memorial Parks and then through a quiet forest of Japanese beech and other deciduous trees. In summer, you will be enveloped in a tunnel of luxuriant green leaves. In autumn, walk through striking red, orange and gold foliage. Along the way, learn about Nikko’s rich history, culture and nature from your guide. The lake trail is mostly flat, and although it takes about an hour to the lakeside destination, it will seem like no time. Before starting the rafting component of the tour, take some time to relax and enjoy the views. From this vantage point on the lakeshore, you will get a great view of Mt. Nantai. After a short break, it is time to inflate your packraft.