Name in Japanese: Sobo-san (祖母山)
Elevation: 1,756 m
A mountain with a primeval forest and fierce rocky peaks
Mt. Sobo, a beautiful triangle-shaped mountain rises 1756 meters above sea level, stands out conspicuously above others in Sobo Mountains. It is characteristic of steep rocky peaks, deep valleys and a green primeval forest. It is known as a mountain to gods since, according to Japanese mythology, gods descended at Mt. Sobo.
- From Obira: 8 hours (10.2 km)
Route: From Obira
Distance: 10.2 km
Distance in elevation: 1,166 m
Difficulty during the best season: intermediate level
Season for hikers: March to November
Route and estimated course time:
Obira –[1:20]- One-tritduki (2nd station) –[1:30]- Miyahara –[1:20]- Mt. Sobo –[1:00]- Tengu-iwa branch –[2:00]- One-tritsuki (on Kuroganeyama ridge) –[0:50]- Obira [8 hours]
The trail to Miyahara is among trees. Mountaintop and the shape of Mt. Sobo can see from a rock ridge called Umanose, which is between Miyahara and Mt. Sobo. Good view is expected from the peak. There is no dangerous point on the route but it is slippery in some parts due to a clayish earth.
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- Obira: Bungo-Takeda station -(community bus, or taxi)- Obira
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