Top things to do in Aoshima

Island in Aoshima

Aoshima Island

The first thing you'll notice as you cross the Yayoibashi bridge (120m) to the island of Aoshima is the unique geological feature surrounding it. Called the devil's washboard (oni no sentaku-ita; 鬼の洗濯板), the rows of…
Shinto Shrine in Aoshima


This colourful, photogenic shrine on the island of Aoshima is a favourite of visitors seeking luck in love. To the right of the main shrine, a path lined with a few heart-shaped arches leads to a smaller shrine at t…
Food Hall in Aoshima

Aoshima Beach Park

In a nation with lots of sea coast but precious little recreational beachfront, this new spot along the promenade facing Aoshima Island is a breath of fresh air. There's a hipster-friendly outdoor food court of pop-…
Gorge in Aoshima

Kaeda Gorge

West of town, an 8km-long, well-maintained hiking path winds through this forested gorge following the Kaeda-gawa, a refreshingly clear stream filled with boulders and excellent swimming holes. Lush foliage includes…
Seafood in Aoshima

Minato Aoshima

Overlooking the port, and owned and run by the local fishermen's collective, this take-your-shoes-off spot offers some of the finest and freshest seafood that Aoshima has to offer. Most meals are sets such as kaisen…
Museum in Aoshima

Legend of Hyūga Hall

At Aoshima-jinja, this museum tells the story of sun goddess Amaterasu, Emperor Jimmu and the founding of Japan in wax-museum-style dioramas with English explanations.
Gardens in Aoshima

Miyako Botanic Garden Aoshima

On the mainland across from Aoshima island, this manicured garden is home to 64 species of fruit tree.