The Okito Stone Hill is located in the center of Kumamoto at a place called Minamioguni-Cho. There you can see an excellent view as it is located at high altitude and you can see the grassland nearby. There are over 300 pieces of huge stones which formed a strong magnetic field. If you carry the compass, and due to the strong magnetic field, the compass may keep on pointing in various directions. The centerpiece of Stonehenge is called the "Sunstone" and someone even discovered ancient words on the stone itself. It is believed that the stone was part of the temple 4,000 years ago and the entire place is full of mystery. 


The "Sunstone" points to the Polaris in the sky and forms a straight line with Mt. Aso, Takachiho Shrine, Watamigakidake and Munakata Taisha.

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The sunrise during the day of Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice will pass through the Scissors stone, and as such, the stone is considered as a timer.

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When you see the land from high altitude, you will enjoy the scenery with the huge stones in the background. 

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Okito Stone Hill
Address: Nakahara, Minamioguni-machi, Aso District, Kumamoto Prefecture


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