There are many routes to satisfy advanced mountain climbers.

Mt. Okue

Mt. Hiei/Senjojiki

Sobo-Katamuki Quasi-National Park

At an altitude of 1,644m, Mt. Okue is the featured mountain of the Sobo Katamuki Quasi-National Park.  The area offers extended cliffs, natural forests, and a variety of trails for climbers.  Many rare plant species can be found along the trails; and visitors will enjoy the magnificent colors of each season.

Mt. Hiei is a famous rock climbing spot in Japan at an altitude of 760 meters. It offers a spectacular view of Mt. Hiei and Yahazu Peak from Senjojiki observation point.

Known as “Kyushu’s last hidden spot”, the Park’s natural features remain unspoiled.  A large range of granite mountains (known as “Hoko Peak”, “Mt. Hiei”, “Yabazu Peak” and “Mt. Mukabaki”), surround Mt. Okue.

① Akebono Azalea.

Akebono Azalea fully bloom in early May.


② Ashibi Tunnel

Japanese Andromeda tree tunnel at Mt.Okue trail entrance.





Landmarks/Tourist Spots



Mt. Mukabaki

Nobeoka’s powerful healing spot!

At an elevation of 831m, Mt. Mukabaki includes two peaks, ‘male peak’ and ‘female peak,’ and has a surface of bare rock.  It is another favorite spot among the residents of Nobeoka.




Youth Nature Center

At a height of 77m, Mukabaki Falls was selected as one of Japan’s 100 most beautiful waterfalls.

Mukabaki Falls

At a height of 77m, Mukabaki Falls was selected as one of Japan’s 100 most beautiful waterfalls.


ETO Land Hayahi-no-Mine

This is a leisure facility situated near the summit of Hayahi Peaks (868m).  Go-carts, a playground, accommodation and restaurants are available.  There is also a solar power generation facility with the solar panels aligned in the shape of a flower.

Admission: Free Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Closed: Tuesday (Wednesdays in the case of a holiday)

*Open: GW, 7/20 – 8/31, New Year’s Day.

ETOランド 速日の峰



Shimano Urashima/Mt.Tonba’s Mitsuba-Azalea

Mt.Tonba (186m) is situated on the island of Shimano Urashima, off the coast of Nobeoka City.  In early May, hundreds of Mitsuba-Azalea bloom, turning the mountain into a beautiful shade of pink.

On a clear day, Shikoku Island is visible from the eastern point of the mountain!

20min by Ferry

10min by Fast Craft

島野浦島 遠見場山ミツバツツジ



Flower Viewing

城山公園延岡城跡 千人殺しの石垣

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Shiroyama ParkNobeoka Castle Ruins and

The “Killer of a Thousand Men” Stone Wall

Shiroyama Park features the ruins of Nobeoka Castle, which was built in 1603. 300 cherry trees bloom on a stone wall known as “The Killer of a Thousand Men.” The wall gets its unusual name because it is said that it will collapse and kill 1,000 enemies if a stone in the foundation is removed.

Shiroyama North Main Gate

The gate, located on the north side of the Castle, was reconstructed in 1993.

Shiroyama Wild Camellia

Bloom from winter through spring

Over 3,300 wild camellia trees grow naturally.  The park also has unique types of camellias called “Nobeoka” and “Bokusui.”

Shiroyama Bell

The bell chimes six times per day.

 The bell keepers have been ringing the bell and telling the time since 1878.  The Shiroyama Bell Festival is held on June 10th every year.

Enichibai at Honto Temple

At the Temple, there is a 200 year-old weeping plum tree along with 50 white and 5 red plum trees.  Together they are called “Enichibai.”  The plum blossom viewing season is in early February.



A million canola flowers

grow along Gokase River.

You can experience Nobeoka’s spring a little bit early! “Kono hana walk” is an event in which people walk along “Kono hana” Road, which passes the famous plum trees of Hontoji Temple, the incredible cherry and canola blossoms along the banks of Gokase River, and the wild camellia of Shiroyama Park. You can enjoy performances by local artists, outdoor tea ceremonies, rickshaw rides, and browse local products during Nobeoka’s Flower Story event.


Millions of canola flowers and 300 Kawazu cherry blossoms align the Gokase River banks, bringing many tourists for viewing.


Cherry Blossom Season:

 Early February – Mid-March

Canola Flower Season:

Early February – Early Ma

Nobeoka Flower Story “Kono hana walk”

Tengaichi Himuka Cherry and Canola Blossoms


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Nobeoka Botanical Garden

Flower Festival in Nobeoka

The Garden is an oasis to the people

of Nobeoka.

The garden offers a spacious grass lawn, athletic facilities and a walking path on which visitors can enjoy a variety of flowers throughout the year.  The Flower Festival in Nobeoka is held in Spring.

Nobeoka Botanical Garden

Admission: Free Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm

延岡植物園 フラワーフェスタ INのべおか


Kitagawa Wetland

1,000 Spatterdock flowers grow in the Wetland.

The wetland is inhabited by over 50 rare and indigenous species of aquatic plants.  The main plant of the Wetland is called Kouhone (spatterdock), which is a type of water lily (viewing May to November).  Peak blossom season is April to November.



Nobeoka Tourist Association


Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm / Closed: Sat. Sun. and holidays

Address: Cocoretta NOBEOKA 2F,

 2-125, Saiwai-machi, Nobeoka City

Nobeoka Souvenir Station


Hours: 7:30am - 6:30pm / Open year around

Address: JR Nobeoka Station

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