For Today’s Japan Photo, we will be visiting Tochigi Prefecture to take in the beautiful sights of Lake Chuzenji 中禅寺湖 and Mount Natai. Chuzenji is a famous scenic lakes in Nikko National Park, and it was created 20,000 years ago when Mount Nantai (2484 m) erupted and blocked the river.
Chuzenjiko is especially beautiful in mid to late October, when the autumn colors reach their peak along the lake’s shores and surrounding mountains. And during Japan’s hot summers, the lake’s high elevation (1269 meters above sea level) keeps the area cool and comfortable, which in the past has attracted foreign embassies to build recreation villas along its shores.
Image Credit: satoson flickr