A tropical tour of Aoshima, Miyazaki Prefecture
What we'll do
This is a tour where visitors can enjoy Aoshima, a quaint and charming little island off the south coast of Miyazaki City. The Miyako Botanic Garden offers the chance to see plants commonly found in subtropical areas, such as macadamia nuts, papaya and pineapple trees. As Miyazaki prefecture is located in a relatively warm region of Japan, tropical fruits such as these are able to be cultivated given its unique climate. How about making a trip to taste these unique fruits for yourself? The “Oni no Sentakuita” (wavy rock formations) and Aoshima Shrine are popular spots to visit for the Japanese too. The seascape has a very different atmosphere to the resort, so if you come to Miyazaki, be sure to stop by and take a look.
- Price per person
- 5,000 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 4 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
-Taxis or rental cars are recommended for transportation.
-Transportation and Admission fees are not included in the price.
-Recommend comfortable shoes.
1Miyako Botanic Garden Aoshima
Miyako Botanic Garden Aoshima is located on the little island of Aoshima on the Nichinan coast of Miyazaki prefecture. The beautiful little island, which only has a circumference of 1.5km is home to a botanic garden that has a total of around 5000 plants ranging over 200 different types of which 27 different types are subtropical plants. Built with the aim to help protect the plants and also for research the garden presents the flowers all year round for visitors to enjoy. It can be found on the west side of the island, so be sure to check it out on your short trip around this small tropical looking island!
2Oni no Sentakuita
Oni no Sentakuita, or the Devil’s Washboard is a magnificent spot on the famous Aoshima Island located in Miyazaki Prefecture. A “washboard” is a rough board that was used for washing clothes in an era when washing machines were not widespread. Called the “Devil’s Washboard”, a natural monument, where coastal rocks have become uneven, like the traditional washboard. At low tide, you can cross over to Aoshima Island by walking over the washboard without using a bridge!
3Aoshima Jinja Shrine
Aoshima Jinja Shrine, found in Miyazaki prefecture, stands at the seaside in the Pacific Ocean. Accessible only by bridge, you are guaranteed a good view of the waves with a visit to Aoshima Shrine. It enjoys popularity as a "power spot" for matrimonial bonds. You can enjoy experiences unique to this place such as the photogenic “Yellow Post of Happiness”, the chance to ride two-wheeled “tuk tuks” bikes, or you could search for small hidden hearts throughout the shrine.