Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark (Kuniga Coast )
The Oki Islands were formed several hundred million years ago. They are now designated as a UNESCO Global Geopark site because of their unique ecosystem and culture carried on since ancient times.
The Kuniga Coast is one of Oki’s most well known scenic areas. The majestic sight of sea cliffs and caves spanning about 7km from east to west is truly amazing.
Of particular note is Matengai Cliff, a huge sea cliff rising 257 meters above the ocean, making it Japan’s tallest. Viewing the ocean down below from atop this cliff provides a grand scale that will make you feel tiny in comparison.
- Urago, Nishinoshimacho, Okigun, Shimane
- 32 minutes via Choei Bus departing Beppu Port bound for Kuniga
- 1-3 hour sightseeing taxi tours which will go to Kuniga Coast are available. Rate starts at 6,360 yen.
- Mar., Apr., May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct., Nov.
Japanese inns and guesthouses on the islands
Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark
Tamasukuri Hot Springs
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Adachi Museum of Art
World Heritage Site
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine
Izumo Enmusubi Airport
Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center and the townscape of Omori
Oki Islands Global Geopark Airport
Izumo Soba Heiwa Soba Main Branch