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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 6 days ago
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
The wind is strong in this one.

I'm 6/3 and about 200 lbs (~90 kilos). Walking across the causeway to this island I was glad for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Miyazaki 889-2162, Miyazaki Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 28 October 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
1  Thank dammonekind
Reviewed 18 October 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 23 September 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 21 August 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 10 July 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 6 May 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 30 April 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
3  Thank ryue65
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, the devil's washboard. We took countless photos of the red torii gate...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank TheRelfster
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Response from LondonTell | Reviewed this property |
You have the wrong Aoshima Island against the question if the Guardian story is correct. Aoshima Island that you have picked of is the one in Miyazaki prefecture. Been there, it has a shrine and a nice walk but not a lot of... More