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Aoshima Shrine

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2-chōme-13-1 Aoshima, Miyazaki, 889-2162, Japan

Quaint Shinto shrine on a small, lush island featuring an ornate Buddhist goddess statue.

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Mondays: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesdays: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesdays: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursdays: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Fridays: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturdays: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sundays: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Karl Chong 2 months ago

Free parking at the nearby train station (and in the shade too) - no need to pay for parking. Pleasant walk but very cold and windy in December, do bring something warm to wear.

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Andrew Hovenden 3 months ago

Great location and really welcoming staff. Be sure to walk all around the island and walk across the Ogre's Washboard to the sea itself. Lots of critters to see in pools along the way!

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KK 5 months ago

Another hidden gem in Miyazaki. We need to park the car on the main road and then walk over the bridge to the island, just about 5 minutes. It was windy on the bridge but was so quiet and calm when we got to the island. The shrine is hidden from view amongst tropical trees. Soothed by the bright spiritual energy, pure air, and sound of wave. It is slightly different from the ones in mountain areas.

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Jason Chuei 6 months ago

Small coastal shrine complex, on the small island peninsular in Aoshima. The pleasant stroll across the bridge with the Devil’s Washboard either side, leads up to the tori gate guarding the entry. This tori itself, with the sandstone striations in the background, is probably more striking than the onward shrine.

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池端大輔 2 years ago

This shrine is very famous for the spiritual place to get the marriage tie, based on vero old myth. Many lover couples visit this shrine for praying their eternal love. So you might be see almost lover couples only. This shrine is located on the small island and surrounded with characteristic bedrocks, called "the demon's washing board". You can see it and can walk on it at some places. It will be interesting opportunity to do that. You can access there by train and public bus. And if you drive a rent-a-car, you can find many parking lots near the entrance of island. But every parking lot is paid-parking. Not free. It takes 5-10 minutes walk from the entrance road of the island. And many souvenir shops are located along the entrance road.