We walk down to Aoshima beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Miyazaki. Facing the beach is Aoshima Island, which appears like a pendant from the sky. The island is known for its subtropical plants and straight lines stones called devil’s washboard or Oni no Sentakuita.
Getting off the streetcar at Kagoshima Chuo Station.
A lovely sculpture at the Kagoshima Chuo Station
All set to catch the train to Miyazaki
Getting down at Miyazaki.
Reaching Aoshima Station
Haniwa clay models
Haniwa clay models closeup
Walking to Aoshima Beach through Miyako Botanical Garden
First views of Aoshima Beach
Mani at Aoshima Beach
Viki at Aoshima Beach
A prelude of the Devil’s washboard on Aoshima Beach.
Having some fun before leaving for Aoshima Island
Aoshima Beach Rocks
Walking to Aoshima Island
A close up of the Aoshima Island
Crossing the Yayoi Bridge
Stone lanterns at the end of the Yayoi Bridge
Closeup of Devils Washboard
Aoshima Shrine Torii
Purification Ring of straw
Aoshima Shrine closer view
Devils Washboard towards the back of the island
Leaving the Island
Getting down in Oita
Oita Station Stores
Picking up dinner
Best Western Hotel Fino
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