Birdwatching Tour and Boat Cruise on Lake Chuzenji from Nikko

Let’s enjoy bird watching in a quiet atmosphere on the walking course through the forest along the lakeside. It is great to enjoy nature while visiting memorial parks converted from British and Italian embassies’ villas, thinking of the glamorous days in the early Showa period when it was said that Japan’s Foreign Ministry moved to Nikko in summer. The route is almost flat so that you can enjoy bird watching at ease.
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: Nikko, Japan
* Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> Nature & Wildlife




Let’s enjoy bird watching in a quiet atmosphere on the walking course through the forest along the lakeside. It is great to enjoy nature while visiting memorial parks converted from British and Italian embassies’ villas, thinking of the glamorous days in the early Showa period when it was said that Japan’s Foreign Ministry moved to Nikko in summer. The route is almost flat so that you can enjoy bird watching at ease.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lake Chuzenji, Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661 Tochigi Prefecture

Hiking may take approximately 1.5 to 2 times longer than usual depends on weather conditions, congestion and probabilities of birds’ occurrence.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: British Embassy Villa Memorial Park, 2482 Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661 Tochigi Prefecture

Being converted into the memorial Park, it is a place where people can learn the history of Oku-Nikko as an international summer resort as well as British culture from exhibitions.
You can enjoy the “picturesque scenery” that Ernest Satow loved, and feel the atmosphere of the time when it was used as former embassy villa.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Italian Embassy House Memorial Park, 2482 Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661 Tochigi Prefecture

Built in 1928, the building was restored based on the original blueprints in 1997.
You can enjoy the beauty of Lake Chuzenji seen from the check pattern made of bark and thin sheets of Nikko cedar and villa memorial park.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lake Chuzenji, Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661 Tochigi Prefecture

At 11:05, enjoy a tourist boat/ferry ride!
Lies at the entrance to Oku-Nikko, Lake Chuzenji is said to be formed its original shape by lava which was erupted from Mt. Nantai but dammed by valley about 20,000 years ago.

Duration: 20 minutes