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The hike to Bear Cove can also be part of the Takayama hike as you can read here >.

In that hike, there are more photographs that show the actually trail.  We got of the bus at Shobugahama and this hike started there, a night of camping and the next day a direct hike to Bear Cove.  Bear Cove is one of my top spots. love. it.

Spring, summer and autumn are all great times to hike this trail, the colors and angles of sunlight are amazing.

This trail can be extended by hiking to Lake Sai and even Senjogahara after there.

picnic tables near Shobugama bus stop

picnic tables near Shobugama bus stop

picnic tables near Shobugama bus stop

picnic tables near Shobugama bus stop

trail toward Shobugama

trail toward Shobugama

trail toward Shobugama along Chuzenji Lake

trail toward Shobugama along Chuzenji Lake

autumn leaves near Shobugama

autumn leaves near Shobugama

Shobugama signpost

Shobugama signpost

boats at Shobugama, camping area in the background

boats at Shobugama, camping area in the background

Shobugama pier

Shobugama pier

Shobugama pier autumn leaves

Shobugama pier autumn leaves

Shobugama deer

Shobugama deer

my tent at Shobugama

my tent at Shobugama

Shobugama trail

Shobugama trail

Kumakubo overview.jpg
Kumakubo bear cove

Kumakubo bear cove

Kumakubo bear cove waters

Kumakubo bear cove waters

Kumakubo sunlit

Kumakubo sunlit

boat on Lake Chuzenji

boat on Lake Chuzenji

Kumakubo on Lake Chuzenji

Kumakubo on Lake Chuzenji

Senjugahama from Kumakubo

Senjugahama from Kumakubo

Kumakubo deserted

Kumakubo deserted

Kumakubo with Nantai

Kumakubo with Nantai

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Kumakubo Nantai panoramic.jpg