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. A visit to Aoshima Island represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Miyazaki trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Aoshima-Jinja shrine ⛩ in I went. Here are shrines on the island just off the coast, across the bridge and go on the island! On the day of hot sun, was surrounded by tropical Miyazaki! Mickey and Minnie are drew in the sand when I go (^ ^) this is a trip!
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  • August 15, 2017
    8/12 11:00 when I arrived. Free parking in front of the train station, that is felt quite far, looked for nearby. At the entrance of Qingdao after Miyazaki, Miyazaki-city Qingdao 2-1 navigation if I went to a free parking area. Fee is 500 yen. (Fold raw distress parking) multiple parking facilities there. Walk to Qingdao down, first of all, the demon's washboard as aoshima shrine. At the shrine where bow and arrow a point three at 200 yen. Poker because it's hot, the rest in Mr. ice shop. Home find crabs, and the fish in the washboard and played. Sandy has a souvenir shop and buy a lovely shell ornaments. Landscape view for the first time it was hot, but I was overwhelmed.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Watch right and left to watch the sea liberating. I think it was when I went the weather was not so good, the weather and more good sea and the sky is beautiful. It is recommended.
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Miyazaki includes an array of accommodations. The city center has a wealth of modern business hotels and luxury options, as well as some budget-friendly guesthouses close to the train station and a wealth of amenities. Look along the coast to the south to find the main beach resort area of Aoshima, boasting a number of well-maintained resorts dating back to the town's 1980s heyday. Here, some newly built hotels indicate a resurgence in the city's reputation over recent years.
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