Kuniga Coast

Kuniga Coast

    • Nature & Scenery
    • Nishinoshima Town
One of the icons of the Oki Islands.
Designated as a National Place of Scenic Beauty and Natural Monument in 1938, Kuniga Coast is dotted with natural wonders. The highlight of the coast is Matengai Cliff. At 257 m tall, the cliff is one of the highest sea cliffs in Japan, and it looks like as if it was cut out of the land with a huge knife. Standing atop the sheer cliff looking down at the sea, you can feel the enormity of nature. Tsūtenkyō Arch is a huge rock arch which can be found near the bottom of Matengai Cliff. The arch was carved out of the rock over time by the sea and wind, showing the power of nature. Hiking is one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of Kuniga Coast. Hop on a sightseeing bus or book a sightseeing taxi for a relaxed journey, and maybe enter some sea caves on the sightseeing boat (if the weather permits)!
Related activity: Kuniga Sightseeing Boat

    Basic information

    Nishinoshima-cho, Oki-gun, Shimane
    From Beppu Port:
    25 min by car
    40 min by bicycle
    30 min by town bus (*Bus is not frequent and only operates from April to October to Kuniga Bay car park only)
    *Cows and horses are kept in this area. Please keep a safe distance from them as the animals might become aggressive if they feel irritated by human actions.
    *There are no shops or restaurants nearby, so make sure you take food and drink with you.
    • The logo image of Oki Islands Geopark.
    • The logo image of UNESCO Global Geopark.

    This sightseeing spot is one of the sites of the Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark.

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