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Aoshima Shrine

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A hidden gem

A shrine like many others in Japan but it is its location that makes it a remarkable one. You can... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Interesting place

Placed on a semi-island, this place is full of traditions and has many histories. Visit with a... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
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2-13-1 Aoshima, Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 December 2015

The shrines on Aoshima Island are a very mystic place. On the island there is a Shinto shrines and several views of the Pacific Ocean is incomparably beautiful. By the flora and fauna the Shinto shrines offer a tropical-sounding flair. You feel like in another...More

3  Thank Mario230576
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Hidden in Aoshima, the shrine was crowded with visitors. Buy a fortune arrow for luck in searching your true love. Go further in the woods and you will find a pair of twisting trees blessing for couples.

3  Thank GGHolliday
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A shrine like many others in Japan but it is its location that makes it a remarkable one. You can only enter the grounds via the beach and will discover that the shrine is almost completely engulfed by the subtropical forest on the island. This...More

Thank olafoomes
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Placed on a semi-island, this place is full of traditions and has many histories. Visit with a local guide is preferred, to get the details and learn more. Nice walk along the sea to get there, with strange rock formations. A bit botanic garden on...More

Thank ROBERTOD4183
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

A cute hidden forested shrine on Aoshima island. Very small but a welcome cool relief from the hot sun. This refers to the shrine near Miyazaki, not the cat island shrine.

Thank mobetrotter
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Nice shine, nice beach, awesome sea view. Can easily spend 1-2 hours there with children and elders. A lot of souvenir sold in the shine.

Thank Neoh Y
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Is a place that you not expect. is nice walk in the sand made of shield and see the special sea rock thare modelled from sea marea in the milleniun. Arriving to the shrice is a corner of wild nature where very nice shrine wait...More

Thank Mauro P
Reviewed 10 June 2018

A distinct shrine on the island/penisula with great views of the rocky shoreline and sea. We walked around the perimeter of the entire island but just walking our past the shrine for a ways may prove a better use of time for tourists.

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I was more interested in seeing the island rather than the shrine. It’s a good place for people to cast a wish in order to get married.

Thank ryue65
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful walk next to the beach and the 'Devil's Washboard'. The shrine is beautiful and set on a little peninsula!

Thank DolphyDee
Reviewed 6 January 2018

It was a cold but wonderfully sunny Christmas day when we visited which made it just perfect. We loved the ambience in the temple and really liked wandering across the fascinating rock formations. A highlight of our trip.

Thank TheRelfster
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

A lovely small shine in a beautiful beach setting, with some lovely Japanese gardens too. A beautiful place to spend a half day.

Thank Henry F
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