Kuoba-ike (Kumoba Pond) is also known as "Swan Lake," because swans fly to this lake in winter. The pond is location in quiet Japanese larch forest where numerous vacation house are located.
A legend says that Kumoba Pond is a footpoint of giant who strode over Mt.Asama . Sorrounded by white birches, the tranquil water of the pond looks like a mirror under the deep blue sky. Visitors can enjoy its shimmering crystal surface reflecting the beauty of the four seasons, especially during the season of new green leaves and autumn colors.

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