Nikko, Central Honshu Mountains, Japan
Discover the scenic treasures of Nikko! Visit Senjoga Hara Marshland and head to Kegon Waterfalls before a leisure cruise on Lake Chuzenji. Enjoy a simple picnic lunch, then visit the elegant Italian Embassy Villa turned park.
Transfer to Senjoga-hara Marshland, which covers the plateau between Lake Chuzenji and Yumoto Onsen. At 1,400m above sea level, the area offers great hiking opportunities with stunning views, particularly during the autumn season where the surrounds turn into hues of gold and red, shimmering in the sunlight.
Visit the 100m tall Kegon Waterfalls, ranked as one of the top three beautiful waterfalls of Japan. Afterwards, take a 55 minutes cruise on Lake Chuzenji by the foot of Mount Nantai. In mid October, the autumn colours surrounding the lake reach the peak and paints a beautiful picture of the red leaves, mountains and turquoise lake.
Take a break with a simple Japanese-style picnic lunch by the beautiful lake and stunning scenery. Head to the south eastern shore of the lake and visit the elegant Italian Embassy Villa turned park. Built in 1928, it was used by multiple generations of Italian ambassadors as a summer home.