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Aoshima Island

Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture 889-2162 , Japan
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Ranked #1 of 29 attractions in Miyazaki
Type: Islands
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English first
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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Perth, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
55 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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114 reviews 114 reviews
59 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
69 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
4 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

A wonderful afternoon looking deeply into rock pools and visiting a tropical shrine made for a great contrast from the last 12 days in the mountains.

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Aosima has Washing Board style continuous stone lines all around the island. The Island is connected to land by a bridge. I visited Aosima twice. At the first time it was raining and wild wind due to typhoon. The sky looked artistic but the water level was so high so the stone lines were not seen properly. 2 days later,... More

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