Aoshima Island, Miyazaki

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Meet the friendly feline inhabitants of Aoshima Island, an island known for its large population of cats. In fact, cats outnumber humans by a ratio of around 6:1 on the island, a fact that becomes immediately clear when arriving on the twice-daily ferry into the harbor. The island, 30 minutes by boat from Ehime prefecture, was home to around 900 people in 1945. Cats were brought to the island to help the fishermen catch mice that were getting onto their boats, and the population has grown steadily ever since. Make Aoshima Island a centerpiece of your Miyazaki vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Miyazaki day trip tool .
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  • Just when the waves are pretty rough, the grandeur of the coast had been closed up. There were a lot of foreign tourists.
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  • Wearing a ghost washing shirt will go to the Green Island shrine, the Green Island shrine is very big, but the ghost wash the shirt is definitely worth a look, plus a sea view, good beautiful!
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  • With lots of Palm trees are planted along the beach. Sitting on the staircase leading down to the coast bench, but the takeaway enzyme drink and mango ice cream.
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