Sessho-seki (Killing Stone)  殺生石 

A mysterious legendary rock in a desolate scenic spot

A mysterious legendary rock in a desolate scenic spot
A mysterious legendary rock in a desolate scenic spot
A mysterious legendary rock in a desolate scenic spot
A mysterious legendary rock in a desolate scenic spot
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.
  • A mysterious legendary rock in a desolate scenic spot
  • A mysterious legendary rock in a desolate scenic spot
  • A mysterious legendary rock in a desolate scenic spot
  • A mysterious legendary rock in a desolate scenic spot

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Basic Information

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
Price Free
DirectionsTake 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