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Aoshima Island

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Address: Miyazaki 889-2162 , Miyazaki Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 985651262
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Devil's Washboard by the sea

Took the train & spent a beautiful day at this interesting rock formation created by tidal waves. The Shrine at this attraction is popular with locals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the train & spent a beautiful day at this interesting rock formation created by tidal waves. The Shrine at this attraction is popular with locals.

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North Narrabeen, Australia
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178 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This is truly an amazing experience! We were on a tour from our cruise and were travelling on air conditioned coaches. Arriving at the nearby village it was very hot and humid as was the walk to the island, but once we entered the wooded island the conditions changed dramatically. This added to the sanctity of the experience. The temple... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

You walk over a small bridge to get to the Island. the main reason to visit is the temple. You also can walk around the Island. On the street leading to the Island is shopping and food areas. Worth a stop if you are in the area. I was there on a cruise ship excursion

Thank kruemcke
Soo, Japan
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71 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Aoshima Island and Shrine are always a treat. The area is surrounded by a land formation called the "Devil's Washboard" as is much of the Aoshima coast. The shrine is really nice and shady which is great if you come here when visiting the nearby beach.

Thank CaffineFreek
Hong Kong SAR
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129 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We went to visit Aoshima for its spectacular coastal landform of the 'Ogre's Washboard'. The views of the landform were both amazing from the top of the island and a close-up. A walk on the trail around the island may need some more time and energy but you can experience the peacefulness away from the city.

Thank Patrick T
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382 reviews
229 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

After you exit the Nichinan coastal bus, cross the street by way of the overpass and follow the crowds along the causeway to the island. If you arrive at low tide you will walk past the Oni-no-sentakuita, the Devil's washboard, basalt formations on the sea floor which have been worn by the waves into bizarre patterns that are supposed to... More 

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Kumamoto, Japan
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Aoshima Island has a very nice beach. It has all the facilities an ideal beach should have. In addition, to beach we found a nice shrine. There is a light house at the end of island which might be interesting to photographers. We found a relatively cheaper restaurant near the beach. Parking was also cheaper, 500 Yen for whole day.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

You have to get there, as there is a special magic atmosphere. Nice view, nice walk and lot of "omamoris" with extra energy.

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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were staying in the nearby Ana hotel. We walked to the island along the beach, just as the sun was setting. The little bridge to the Island and the Devil's washboard rock formations made a stunning vista. It's not spectacular or breathtaking, but it is special. Perhaps because the day was dying and there were few people, it was... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Tranquil, not crowded. Worth the drive down from Miyazaki city. We enjoyed the drive, the local food and the friendly people. Parking nearby reasonable. Plenty of souvenir shops around the place.

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