Translating as the ‘Bed of Awakening’, Nezame-no-toko is a natural formation of huge granite, that have eroded for a vast period of time and created a unique landscape in the beautiful Kiso Valley.
Visitors can cmaber over the boulders and should you climb high enough, will discover a Shinto shrine tucked away between the rocks. People see all manner of things within the shape of the rocks, from the outlines of animals to flowers and more. Designated a ‘Place of Scenic Beauty’ in Nagano, Nezmame-no-toko is a natural curiosity worth seeing with your own eyes.
Approximately a 3-hour drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park
Take the Limited Express Shinano to Nakatsuagawa Station, Nagiso Station or Kiso-Fukushima Station and switch to a local Chuo Line service stopping at Agematsu Station. From the station, walk south along the river for 30 minutes and you are sure to see it. Alternatively, a taxi will take around 5 minutes to reach the gorge