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Aoshima Island

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Address: Miyazaki 889-2162 , Miyazaki Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 985651262
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Very nice walk to the island

This is a beautiful place to visit. The island is small and very accessible. The views on a sunny day must be incredible.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2016
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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

In the suburbs of Miyazaki City there is a small island named Aoshima, literally means "blue island". It is not really blue, but the surrounding water and cloudless sky are amazingly blue! It takes less than half an hour to make a tour around it. Even in Kyushu, not in Okinawa, you can feel to be in a subtropical resort.

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Sonoma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This is a beautiful place to visit. The island is small and very accessible. The views on a sunny day must be incredible.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We were driving up the Miyazaki coast and this was a must to stop by. A relatively small island (walk leisurely and you can complete 1 round in 30 minutes). So spend about an hour there and that's enough. The island has a shrine, amazing shorelines and a beach. There are also a couple of souvenir shops and they sell... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Honestly I was more interested in the rock formation known as the devil's washboard, which had a sea star, a hermit crab and possibly more sea life. There is a shrine there, but you have to walk quite a distance to get there.

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Thank Gwendolphyn
Wittenberge, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Aoshima Island, near the village of the same name, is a very special jewel. On the island there is a Shinto shrines and several views of the Pacific Ocean is incomparably beautiful. By exposed rock that one can arrive with dry feet to the sea. But beware: The rocks can be very slippery !!

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Small island that can be covered within an hour. Here (Mapcode : 843 192 038*58), you also can find the Devil's washboard and Aoshima shrine. You have to pay for parking, per entrance of about 500Yen. This island has quite a number of cats but no worries for those who fear cats, the cats are pretty shy and would not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Took the train & spent a beautiful day at this interesting rock formation created by tidal waves. The Shrine at this attraction is popular with locals.

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North Narrabeen, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This is truly an amazing experience! We were on a tour from our cruise and were travelling on air conditioned coaches. Arriving at the nearby village it was very hot and humid as was the walk to the island, but once we entered the wooded island the conditions changed dramatically. This added to the sanctity of the experience. The temple... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

You walk over a small bridge to get to the Island. the main reason to visit is the temple. You also can walk around the Island. On the street leading to the Island is shopping and food areas. Worth a stop if you are in the area. I was there on a cruise ship excursion

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Soo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Aoshima Island and Shrine are always a treat. The area is surrounded by a land formation called the "Devil's Washboard" as is much of the Aoshima coast. The shrine is really nice and shady which is great if you come here when visiting the nearby beach.

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