The former residence of Ernest Satow and subsequent British diplomats, in the British Embassy Villa Memorial Park, in Nikko, Japan. Photo: Julian Ryall

Tea and scones in Japan? Exploring a 19th-century diplomats’ summer retreat in Okunikko

  • On the shores of beautiful Lake Chuzenji, near Nikko, former embassy villas have become museums, tea rooms and event spaces
  • Spring and autumn are the best times to visit the region that is also renowned for its hiking
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The former residence of Ernest Satow and subsequent British diplomats, in the British Embassy Villa Memorial Park, in Nikko, Japan. Photo: Julian Ryall
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