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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 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