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Aoshima Island

Address: Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture 889-2162 , Japan
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Ranked #1 of 27 Attractions in Miyazaki
Type: Islands, Outdoors
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London
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173 reviews 173 reviews
44 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

A good chill out place. You have to take in the setting, the shrine, the rock formations, vegetation and the history. Tie this in with town and approach and you could easily spend a couple of hours. Children also can go rock pooling.

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Los Angeles
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Its cool, but you'll be done in about 30min. Good surf spot but localism when its good. Good luck and have fun, waters warm in the summer!

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Madrid
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Albeit it is true it has a rich and fascinating history, the place itself is not particularly special, on top of that it is normally packed with droves of tourists who spoil any possible atmosphere.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My boyfriend and I had a great time in Aoshima. You can walk around the island in 15-20 minutes, but we were so in love with the washboard rocks that is took us twice as long. The tide was low so we were able to walk out pretty far on the rocks. Once you are done exploring the little island,... More

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Sintra, Portugal
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57 reviews 57 reviews
56 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

i stayed in Aoshima for a week at a guest house and explored the little island a few times.on low tide you can walk out on the "ogres washboard" to the very back of the island and get a nice view of the harbour and Miyazaki on a clear day,also explore the rock pools to.there is also a nice fish... More

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London
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18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I think the other reviewers have covered it all but I will just add to their recommendations by saying it is worth a visit - particularly if you go by train. And don't forget to look in on the shrine. We got off the train about lunch time and dined at a quirky little beach type cafe called Monaural. Also... More

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Fukuoka, Japan
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

It's close enough to the city centre, but far enough to feel like you're away from it all. The ocean, rocks, waves, shrine, mango snacks and souvenirs... so relaxing

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Traralgon, Australia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
74 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

A tiny island just off the main land reached by a bridge is a place full of interest. First thing you come across is the very unique rack formation on the beach. It is layered rock just like the washing boards of old and is called the Devils Washboard. When I first saw it I thought it was man made... More

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Hong Kong, China
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166 reviews 166 reviews
77 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Aoshima was a small island with 1.5 km in circumference planted with subtropical trees. The coastal line was surrounded by layers and layers of flat rock embedded gracefully in patterns. There were also rocks with circular holes which were unique there. You could feel mother Earth left its foot prints there when you stood at far end of the shore,... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Aoshima is a beautiful stop off and far removed from the hustle and bustle of the usual tourist stops. It is a great place to relax and unwind in the semi-tropical surrounds. I cannot wait to come back in surf season!

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