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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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Type: Islands, Outdoors

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Singapore
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Interesting nature shore line that look like washboard. Unique - have not seen in my other travels. Peaceful island. Easy to walk one round. Not wheelchair accessible because no proper boardwalk.

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singapore
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

After the arduos hike at Kirishima the day before, my family was happy to spend an lazy hour here. We saw many multigeneration families, all dressed to the nines, especially the mothers and the children, and their poodles. Perhaps it was a special occasion. I have no idea. We also saw more ways of praying for good luck that we... More 

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London
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193 reviews 193 reviews
55 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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171 reviews 171 reviews
92 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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