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.