Early Morning on Lake Yunoko

Nikko’s more peaceful lake

By Steve Morton   May 22, 2016 - 1 min read

Arriving bright and early before the break of dawn, I was lucky enough to get here in time to see a fine mist still looming over one of Nikko's highest lakes.

Standing at 1475 meters above sea level, Lake Yunoko forms a pivotal part of the Yumoto hot spring resort where Japanese people have been coming since the 8th Century.

Although you can find many Ryokan's and Hotels, this area has managed to avoid much of the mass commercialism like its larger cousin Lake Chuzenji, providing a more relaxing and worthwhile experience for anyone venturing this far.

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Steve Morton @steve.morton138

Long-term resident of Yokohama interested in getting out and seeing what this great country has to offer. I enjoy doing new things and traveling on a streamlined budget guaranteed to make any self-respecting local gulp.When not too busy, I like eating and attempting to not get lost while looking at Japanese tourist maps