Aoshima Shrine, Miyazaki

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Soak up the reverential atmosphere and pleasant scenery at Aoshima Shrine, a Shinto shrine occupying an attractive spot in the jungle of the island's interior. Thought to have been enshrined in 820 CE, the shrine has become known for providing good fortune in marriage, with young couples arriving here to ask for luck in the years ahead. The shrine's buildings have been rebuilt numerous times over the years, though its bright and bold coloration today works particularly well with the surrounding jungle plant life. Use our Miyazaki tour planner to visit Aoshima Shrine on your trip to Miyazaki, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The shrine in the island. Zhu color shine on the beach! And passed through the tunnel of the jungle and EMA motomiya is standing quietly. Far to go please.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Beach crowded with bathers sideways over the washer rocks, to the island. It is a unique approach. But while the sandy beaches sharishari trampled passed through the gate first. There were a lot of foreign tourists. The sacred path of the visit, his Majesty the Emperor and there are several photogenic spot. Was, however, quite often, I didn't think of a sacred shrine. A sea salt cleanse for 1000 yen. Amulet tanned and salty limp and looked. Summer is really hot, so caution is required. There are lots of Ligia exotica.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Shrine itself is not too special, and other shrines. But it is located on the sandy beach next to bian, and a sand beach road to go before Prada, this bit is very special! Can take number Zhang clock picture it!
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  • February 4, 2017
    “Peaceful place” It's a nice stroll to this shrine, first you walk across a stone bridge, then see Onino Senkatuita and then Aoshima Island, I never got the pleasure to walk around the island after visiting the shrine as it was raining quite heavy but the shrine is really worth the trip. The care and attention that goes into maintaining the shrine is done with lots of pride and it shows as the shrine is so beautiful and colourful, I'm glad that this was another fascinating shrine for me to visit and enjoy.
  • March 1, 2017
    This shrine is really peaceful, located in the middle of the island, it releases calm and peace, with the sound of the sea is the best to rest and relax for a while.
  • October 11, 2016
    Beautiful shrine. Good place for a trip with scenic view of the Pacific, good beach, can do surfing as well..
  • March 14, 2017
    Good for pokemon, really interesting rock formations
  • July 20, 2016
    Quite unusual setting for a shrine, surrounded by palm trees in the middle of a sandy island. Great place for a date or family trip.

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