Mt. Sobo, located on the border of Miyazaki, Oita and Kumamoto Prefectures, is popular as the highest mountain in Miyazaki Prefecture. Since the walking time is a little long, it may be a little difficult for beginners.
This time, We will briefly introduce Mt. Sobo, which has multiple trailheads. We will also provide an overview of each course.
Kitadani trailhead and Obira trailhead
If you want to climb Mt. Sobo relatively easily, we recommend the course from the Kitadani trailhead, and if you want to walk while feeling the virgin forest, we recommend the Obira trailhead.
Obira Trailhead(Oita Prefecture)
West Japan’s largest virgin forest
The Sobo and Katamuki mountain range is known as one of the largest virgin forests in western Japan, and you can enjoy hiking while feeling the beautiful forest. If you want to enjoy the beauty of this virgin forest, we recommend the course from the Obira trailhead.
After walking through the forest, you will reach the ridgeline and enjoy a beautiful view.
If you can walk long distances, this is a spot you should definitely visit.
Kitadani trailhead is recommended for relatively beginners
The walking distance from the Kitadani trailhead is a little short, so it is easy to walk even for those who are worried about their physical strength.
We recommend that you ask a guide.
If you want to enjoy the nature of Miyazaki’s mountains, you should walk Mt. Sobo at least once. In order to prevent accidents, we recommend asking a guide or using a hiking app.
The northern part of Miyazaki Prefecture gets a lot of snow in the winter, so be sure to take precautions and enjoy yourself.