In a scenic location where rocks spread over a bleak, desolate land is the “Sessho-seki”. The name is derived from the myth that a fox-ghost in the stone was responsible for killing birds and beasts coming into the area (in fact the cause was the toxic volcanic gases). The place has a mysterious atmosphere with the smell of sulphur in the air. Many tourists stop here for its stunning location, situated near the Nasu-Yumoto Onsen, with a walking path to the Nasu Kogen Observatory. The historic location was designated as a place of significant scenic beauty in March, 2014.
|Address||182 Oaza-Yumoto, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi|
|Telephone Number||0287-76-2619 （Nasu Tourism Association）|
|Business Hours||Open every day, No schedule for opening times|
|Directions||Take the Toya bus for Nasu Ropeway from the West exit of Nasu-Shiobara station on the JR Tohoku Shinkansen or from the West exit of Kuroiso station on the JR Utsunomiya line to “Nasu Yumoto” bus stop, and walk about 3 minutes.|
By car: approx.30-minute drive from Nasu IC