If you've been to Tochigi there is a good chance you've been to Nikko. You might not have been the lakes up above Nikko though. They are well worth a visit. First up is a quite large lake called Chuzenji. We'll blog about that some time. Its quite a nice place. But even further up in Okunikko (deep Nikko) there are some very nice areas. Today we'll write about Yumoto.
View from the lake walk
Yumoto is a small town by a lake. Its quiet and picturesque. There is some nice walking nearby too. Its a nice place for a slow paced weekend getaway. Its also has a small ski field. We've never been there is winter.
There is a nice walk around the lake. It takes about an hour. There is a waterfall at one end and you can also go down to the bottom of that.
Also a bit further south is the Okunikko park. There is lots of good walking in there. Its a kind of wetland that looks a bit look Oze.
We stayed at Itaya hotel. We had a traditional Japanese room with a nice meal for 16,000 yen a night per head. It was nice, but next time I think we'll try a different place.
Onsen at the Itaya