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The most unusual and natural rock formations bordering the walk to the Aoshima shine on Aoshima... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margaret B
Queensland, Australia
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Natural rock formation that looks man-made

Visited last month with my family including and 8 and 3 year old. We had seen aerial footage of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Aoshima, Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most unusual and natural rock formations bordering the walk to the Aoshima shine on Aoshima Island. Called the Devils Washboard the formations can be viewed up close. A most unique and very photogenic site well worth a visit.

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last month with my family including and 8 and 3 year old. We had seen aerial footage of the formations on the internet which looked beautiful so decided on a closer inspection. The rows of rock look like they have been reinforced with concrete...More

Thank O_Ei_Ketsu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a beautiful, unique coastline in Miyazaki. I wonder how the surfers manage to avoid "the devil's washboard." It's definitely something to see.

Thank Tanya M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A unique scene all around the coastline near Aoshima Island and Miyazaki! The Onino Sentakuita or "Ogres Washboard" gets it name from how the rock formations appear. I have never seen anything like it and I've been to all corners of the Earth. A very...More

Thank Sterling E
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

good to see all the natural scenery because of weathering The rocks are very nice and it's fun to walk around and take loads of photos

Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

First time to see this kind of trace in the ocean. Very interesting and curious place. I think if there is any explanation of this place on the spot, it would be great.

Thank Hirakawa_Eki
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is one of the famous places for sight seeing. It is a natural scene of rocks shaped like a washing plank. It is said to be formed as a result of vocanic activity.

Thank KLChung
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Take in this site while also visiting adjacent biological garden and shrine too. Three tourist spots in one location.

Thank TheOjiisan
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Known both as the 'devil's/ogre's washboard', while you may see these unique rock formations caused by natural formation and erosion as you travel all over Aoshima, it is only around path leading to the Aoshima Shrine that you will be able to walk right up...More

Thank Joyce T
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Unique rock formations that surround Aoshima Island...these are really the photogenic attraction rather than the island...my favorite sight in Miyazaki

Thank thelonious22
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Response from Hirakawa_Eki | Reviewed this property |
It is veyr samll place and Aoshima is quite small port where cruise cannot anchor. If hte cruise come to Miyazaki, south Kuyshu, from there you take JR train(Inchinan line) or Bus to Sun Messe direction. Then you can reach... More