To get to Shikinejima, you board a ferry in central Tokyo at around 10 p.m. After making a couple of stops at other islands early in the morning, you arrive at Shikinejima around 8 a.m.
|People attempting to sleep in 3rd class.||Denali and Daniel sleeping.||Dave and 1 year old daughter Denali on the deck.|
|The ferry.||Yukari, Daniel, and Denali in 3rd class.||An aerial view of Shikinejima.|
Jinata Onsen is a very pretty, natural, and free bath located at the base of a ravine at the the ocean's edge. Some of the pools get too hot or cold, depending upon the tide.
|In HOT water at Jinata.||Denali happily munching on a granola bar at Jinata.||Peaceful Denali.|
|The pools at Jinata.||Another view.||And another.|
|Jinata is located at the base of a ravine along the ocean.||More hot water.||Jinata.|
Matsugashita Onsen is located next to the fishing harbor. It's water contains more iron than Jinata and is more reddish.
|Matsugashita Onsen with changing room and webcam in the background.||At Matsugashita.||Steam rising.||Matsu in the morning.|
|The ever vigilant fiberglass policeman protecting the residents.||A view of Niijima Island.||Denali in the tent.|