Meet the friendly feline inhabitants of Aoshima Island, an island known for its large population of cats. In fact, cats outnumber humans by a ratio of around 6:1 on the island, a fact that becomes immediately clear when arriving on the twice-daily ferry into the harbor. The island, 30 minutes by boat from Ehime prefecture, was home to around 900 people in 1945. Cats were brought to the island to help the fishermen catch mice that were getting onto their boats, and the population has grown steadily ever since. Make Aoshima Island a centerpiece of your Miyazaki vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Miyazaki day trip tool .
Aoshima Island Reviews
宮崎市には何度も行っているのですが初めて伺いました 弥生橋をゆっくり渡って砂地（珊瑚か貝の欠片？）を歩いていると悠久の歴史の中に入って行くような感じでした 波がちょっと荒くて波の音が「ドーン」と響いていて、このような波の音を先人たちも聞いていたのかもと思うと感動しました オススメです more »I've been to Miyazaki many times, but this is the first time I've visited Yayoi Bridge and slowly crossed the Yayoi Bridge and went to the sandy area (a piece of coral or shellfish?). When I was walking, it was like going into the history of eternity, the waves were a little rough and the sound of the waves was echoing "Dawn", and I was impressed to think that the predecessors were listening to the sound of such waves.
自然の作り出した不思議な海岸の岩、海水に削られて建築家のような、素晴らしい造形を作り上げています。必見ですよー！！ more »The mysterious coastal rocks created by nature, the sea waters have been cut to create wonderful shapes like architects. It is a must-see! !
About 10mins walk to the island from parking lot. There was a signboard outside in japanese where google translated that if your car is small size then you can drive to the island and park outside temple which we do see several cars there too. But to be on a safe side, think it is better park outside.
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