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Address: Aoshima, Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture
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A beautiful view with plenty of nice places to eat and free parking. Well worth stopping off at if you are driving and in the area.

Reviewed 21 August 2016
Luke O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
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 to the formations without the risk of being washed out to sea by crashing waves.... More 

Thank Joyce T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

It is an Interesting landscape. Sometimes you can really hear ghost-like whispering of the wind! With the sunshine, it is quite beautiful.

Thank Karen N
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The water front geology looks like the olden days wooden washing board. Take pictures but also check out the nearby shop selling local produce.

1 Thank ChungkaiSin
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

A beautiful view with plenty of nice places to eat and free parking. Well worth stopping off at if you are driving and in the area.

1 Thank Luke O
Oita, Japan
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37 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Visited Oni no Sentakuita -Ogre's Washboard in mid-summer.There were many parking areas near the site . We were able to park at the nearest place but we still had to walk a few meters up to the torii gate-the main site. The weather was perfect for taking pictures. It was actually very hot but I brought with me a summer... More 

1 Thank emilysato
Georgetown, Texas
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98 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I was here on a Cruise from Vancouver to Shangai. We were taking to a viewpoint across the road from a travel stop. Unfortuately, there was a high tide and the view of the features was not available.

1 Thank kruemcke
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718 reviews
394 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Around the Aoshima Island, there is a spectacular natural landscape called "Onino Sentakuita", literally means "monster's wash board". The rocks, eroded by water, are aligned parallel like a work of art. You can even walk on the rocks.

1 Thank Kimitaka S
Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This natural phenomenon is found on the coastline of Miyazaki as well as around the island of Aoshima. You will get to see it if you visit the island of Aoshima. The place does NOT have an entry fee. Spend an hour in this area in a relaxing manner. Avoid it if it rains very hard though.

2 Thank BrandonAshin
Wittenberge, Germany
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

The rocks of Aoshima Island, near the village of the same name, are a very special jewel. On the island there are Shinto shrines and a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean is incomparably beautiful. By the flora and fauna, the island offers a tropical-sounding flair. You feel like in another world and forget the world around them. This island... More 

1 Thank Mario230576

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