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Address: Miyazaki 889-2162 , Miyazaki Prefecture

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Quiet haven

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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.

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Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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Singapore
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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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
63 helpful votes 63 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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203 reviews 203 reviews
56 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 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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