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Nature and culture in one spot

We spent lots of time walking around the Devil Washboard before heading to the shrine. Kid had fun... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Full of New Year visitors

Very busy at New Year. Crowds pouring over the causeway to the shrine. This island has very unusual... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2019
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Miyazaki 889-2162, Miyazaki Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent lots of time walking around the Devil Washboard before heading to the shrine. Kid had fun with the rocks and puddles. Lots of photo opportunities - lighting was great close to sunset.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Clarabellebelle
Reviewed January 12, 2019

Very busy at New Year. Crowds pouring over the causeway to the shrine. This island has very unusual stone formations in the shallow sea. Not many people seemed to be bothering to walk all around the island but it is worth doing and doesn't take...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed January 6, 2019

I'm 6/3 and about 200 lbs (~90 kilos). Walking across the causeway to this island I was glad for every ounce (or gram). There was a relentless wind of about 60 mph (~100 kph). I was actually worried that some of the smaller folks walking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank craigalank
Reviewed October 27, 2018

A 30 mins train ride from Miyazaki station. Nice view of the beach area. The Famous Devils Washboard and the Aoshima Temple is located on the island. Take a slow walk across the bridge and view the natural rock formations that looks like washboards. Nice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank dammonekind
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Aoshima is a small island just of the coast but connected to the mainland by a bridge. I took the train to get there which takes about half an hour. From Aoshima station it takes another 5 till 10 minutes to reach the bridge. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank olafoomes
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

A very pleasant walk around the island can be accomplished in half an hour to an hour. The highlight was definitely the shrine in the middle, with a jungle-like feel. The palm trees are also a nice touch. Worth an hour of your timer if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mobetrotter
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

We took about 1 hour to walk around around the beach with my parents. It was quite sunny but otherwise a really enjoyable stroll. It was relaxing and fun! Snapped a lot of photos of the cool natural rock formations also known as the devils...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank YYLoong
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

We walking from Aoshima beach to Island. You can see a lot of natural rock everywhere. The rock is interesting & particular. There’s no car can enter to this island. You must park your car in the parking area before go.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank ETNN9099
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

The Aoshima Island is a must see for first time visitors. The small island is surrounded by natural rock formations known as “devil’s washboard”. When you walk across the bridge to the island, you can choose to follow the round the island path on either...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TSE8
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

The volcanic rock formations are unusual, in a similar vein to the Giants Causeway in Antrim in Ireland. The shrine on the island nothing special. However the wooden train that leaves from Miyazaki is worth booking and taking.

Date of experience: April 2018
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February 3, 2019|
Response from olafoomes | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. Great small little island with unique features of nature surrounding it. I was very pleasantly surprised by it last summer when I visited Miyazaki. Do not forget to walk around the whole island. It's a great walk.
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