On Saturday we took the bus to Lake Chuzen-ji (Chuzenjiko). The road from/ to Nikko is an impressive one-way loop. At Chuzenjiko we boarded a ferry that circumnavigates the lake. The ferry is hop on/hop off so you can fit a lot into the day. Paddle boats, mountain scenery, waterfalls and lake vistas.

Foreign embassies built villas on the lake in years gone by. We got off at the Italian villa and walked to the British villa. Young Japanese musicians were playing classical music at both villas. We encountered them walking from one to the other.

We caught the ferry back to our starting point, then walked into Chuzenjiko.

It sits adjacent to the very impressive Kegon Falls.

There is an elevator tunnelled through the rock that takes you down to a viewing platform.

Caught the bus back to Nikko in time for a bath then dinner at the ryokan. Relaxing end to a great day.