Lake Chuzenji

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Lake Chūzenji (中禅寺湖, Chūzenjiko) is a scenic lake in Nikkō National Park in the city of Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It was created 20,000 years ago when Mount Nantai erupted and blocked the river. The lake has a surface area of 11.62 km² and a circumference of 25 km. [Wikipedia]

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Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi 321-1661 (Directions)

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