How to Enjoy Lake Chuzenji and ex-British and Italian villas in Nikko 

How to Enjoy Lake Chuzenji and ex-British and Italian villas in Nikko

Ex-British embassy villas
Ex-Italian embassy villas

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Lake Chuzenji in Nikko

Lake Chuzenji and Mt.Nantai

I went to Lake Chuzenji in Nikko.

The purpose of my visit was to visit the site of the former summer residence of the British and Italian Embassies, built in the 19th century.

The former site is open to the public, with the buildings maintained as they were.

The site of the British Embassy Villa has a historical exhibition on the first floor and a café on the second floor.

2nd Flor of ex-British embassy villas

The former site of the British and Italian embassies’ villas has a beautiful view of the lakeside of Lake Chuzenji.

View from ex-British villas

Boat ride

A boat man in 19th century
Sightseeing boat in lake Chuzenji

The villa was built in the late 19th century, when there were no roads along the lakeshore.

So boatmen rowed boats from the opposite side of the lake to get here.

From there, you can see the sightseeing boats on Lake Chuzenji.

Many people were enjoying the wonderful scenery from the boat.

It is good to enjoy the view of Lake Chuzenji and Mt. Nantai rising on the side by the sightseeing boat.

On the other side of the lake, there is still a boat dock.

Row boat

Pedal boat

It is also good to enjoy rowing a boat here by yourselves.

Entrance fees for the British Embassy Villa and Italian Embassy Villa are 300 yen each.
The common ticket is 450 yen.

Lake Chuzenji sightseeing boats cost between 300 yen to 1,400 yen, depending up to the destination.

A common ticket for the Lake Chuzenji sightseeing boat and both villas costs 1,600 yen.

Would you like to enjoy the wonderful scenery of the 19th century villa on Lake Chuzenji in Nikko?

It’s a nice experience to relax and enjoy history and nature!

I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!

Lake Chuzenji and Mt.Nantai

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