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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  • The ground point is not too on foot, since the driver is more convenient, can be close to see, embark on the washing of ghosts, and have another taste, and the shrine is not very large, but the scenery is very beautiful, the palace of Qi from the pilot will go to the scene.
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  • Qingdao coast, seaside stroll is very nice. Too hot I could spend slowly this time, too cold. It's just watch out in the parking lot. But people with the sign "parking 500 yen" and go on Hwy 377. And good to hear "customers bought more than 2,000 yen in the souvenir shop of it comes free. Parking has gotten reservedly customers otherwise, "and. Yes!? Have on hand and what is the sign "parking lot 500 yen? It is a feeling. These often do not know where, not written 500 yen and ample parking around the more so. It was parked is feeling better.
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  • 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...  more »
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