Of the many places we visited in the Oki Islands, Nishinoshima is home to one of the most memorable travel experiences I've had there: a hike down the rolling Matengai Cliff, as we wound our way around grazing horses and black haired cows, capped with an awe-inspiring view of the Tsutenkyo Arch. It is only fitting that our accommodation on the islands is just as memorable. Continue to enjoy views of the sea from Kuniga-so's guest rooms. You're doubly lucky if you're booked in the corner room. For the ultimate relaxation, head to the public bath within the hotel. Tastefully tiled with anti-slip rocks that also bring the outdoors in, feel your travel-satiated body melt into bliss. Expect the traditional hospitality of a Japanese ryokan for dinner and breakfast.
Kuniga-so is about a 15 minute drive from Nishinoshima's Beppu Port. The hotel can provide transportation service to and from the port (reservations required).
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For Sherilyn Siy, Asia is home. Born in Hong Kong, Sherilyn spent time in the Philippines, China, and now lives in Japan. She speaks English, Filipino, Chinese (or putonghua), and Hokkien, her family's local dialect. Running is one of her favorite ways to explore Japan. She proudly finished the 2015 Tokyo Marathon -- her first ever full marathon -- in 4 hours and 37 minutes. She was absolutely psyched when she got selected again to run the new Tokyo Marathon route in 2018. She hopes to complete other races in Japan.