A shrine on a mysterious island, particularly fortunate for couples.
Aoshima Shrine is located in the center of Aoshima Island. It is surrounded by wavy rocks called Oni-no-Sentaku-ita (Devil's washboard) and is designated as a special national treasure because of a forest of over 350 year-old subtropical trees. The shrine is dedicated for Yamasachihiko and his wife, and there are good luck services for matchmaking here and there based on their romantic episodes. Make a wish and try your luck here. The ema --boards painted with pPictures oforial offerings -- on the premises are must-see.
If you throw a thin unglazed dish onto the sacred rock and hit it, your heart’s desire will come true, and if it breaks, it improves luck and wards off misfortune.
It is also fun to walk down the road to the areas surrounded by the ocean. Enjoying Mother Nature is one of attractions of Aoshima Shrine.
2-13-1, Aoshima, Miyazaki
Open: 6:00 - Sunset, 5:30 - (March - October)
Closed: Open throughout the year