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.
Enjoy Nikko’s natural beauty
Stroll a section of Nikko Suginamiki Kaido (Nikko Cedar Avenue), lined with towering cedar trees, for the ultimate immersion in Nikko’s nature. The avenue extends 35 kilometers to the World Heritage Shrines and Temples of Nikko. Nikko Suginamiki Koen Park surrounds and protects Nikko Suginamiki Kaido, and features an old-fashioned water mill once used in the production of cedar incense sticks. Enjoy seasonal flowers, including Japanese primrose at Senjugahama Beach on Lake Chuzenji (June), and the bright yellow Nikko kisuge, a type of daylily, at Kirifuri Highland (late June–early July). Rafting and canyoning on the Kinugawa River provide hours of fun and an adventurous way to escape the heat. For an even greater physical challenge, hike up Mt. Nikko-Shirane (2,578 m) for panoramic views of Lake Chuzenji and Mt. Nantai, while enjoying the cooler air at high altitudes.