We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Miyazaki 889-2162 , Miyazaki Prefecture

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 184 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Tranquil place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Ulibo0
,
Yokohama, Japan
Add Photo Write a Review

184 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Yokohama, Japan
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong, China
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Aoshima island is a relaxing place for a visit. Devil's washboard is a stunning and special natural shore. Easy to get there through bus or JR from Miyazaki JR station. Plenty of souvenir shops and restaurants.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have no idea what is so special about this island I felt scammed coming here. Beware of people trying to lure foreigners into paying 500 yen for the parking here. There's free parking further down. I saw the island took a few pictures, didn't bother going past the bridge and left feeling very disappointed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
singapore
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
35 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
55 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles
Contributor
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madrid
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sintra, Portugal
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
55 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Aoshima Island also viewed

Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture
Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture
 
Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture
Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture
 

Been to Aoshima Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Aoshima Island and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Aoshima Island staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?