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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  • On the train from Miyazaki station, went peacefully. It is walking distance from the train station, but what hot days in late July let. It was quite far away. There were a lot of visitors, but no trouble fun day!! Don't rent umbrellas never go in the summer and serious skin in sunlight.
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  • Both the main sights of the island are the Blue Island shrine with the ghost of the Wash-shirt board to the Green Island Shrine can be seen on the way to the ghost of the laundry plate in the middle of a botanical garden with the same buried yellow mail tube
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  • I was famous as a honeymoon Mecca, but at one time, foot traffic is a bit stagnant seems. Is is right by the sea and a suitable family environment.
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