We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Australian Travellers

The most unusual and natural rock formations bordering the walk to the Aoshima shine on Aoshima... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Margaret B
,
Queensland, Australia
via mobile
Natural rock formation that looks man-made

Visited last month with my family including and 8 and 3 year old. We had seen aerial footage of... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
O_Ei_Ketsu
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 320 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“risk” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Aoshima, Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture
CONTACT
Website
Write a Review
Reviews (320)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The most unusual and natural rock formations bordering the walk to the Aoshima shine on Aoshima Island. Called the Devils Washboard the formations can be viewed up close. A most unique and very photogenic site well worth a visit.

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Visited last month with my family including and 8 and 3 year old. We had seen aerial footage of the formations on the internet which looked beautiful so decided on a closer inspection. The rows of rock look like they have been reinforced with concrete...More

Thank O_Ei_Ketsu
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Such a beautiful, unique coastline in Miyazaki. I wonder how the surfers manage to avoid "the devil's washboard." It's definitely something to see.

Thank Tanya M
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A unique scene all around the coastline near Aoshima Island and Miyazaki! The Onino Sentakuita or "Ogres Washboard" gets it name from how the rock formations appear. I have never seen anything like it and I've been to all corners of the Earth. A very...More

Thank Sterling E
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

good to see all the natural scenery because of weathering The rocks are very nice and it's fun to walk around and take loads of photos

Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

First time to see this kind of trace in the ocean. Very interesting and curious place. I think if there is any explanation of this place on the spot, it would be great.

Thank Hirakawa_Eki
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is one of the famous places for sight seeing. It is a natural scene of rocks shaped like a washing plank. It is said to be formed as a result of vocanic activity.

Thank KLChung
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Take in this site while also visiting adjacent biological garden and shrine too. Three tourist spots in one location.

Thank TheOjiisan
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...More

Thank Joyce T
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
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Amimoto
29 reviews
1.52 km away
Kamaage udon Iwami
33 reviews
1.15 km away
Hidemaru
8 reviews
1.06 km away
Ryuo
22 reviews
1.55 km away
Nearby Attractions
Aoshima Island
483 reviews
1.20 km away
Aoshima Shrine
416 reviews
.29 km away
Aoshima Beach
83 reviews
.78 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
dochris2015
15 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from TheOjiisan | Reviewed this property |
I wasn’t on a cruise boat. I used JR railways in Japan after arriving by air at Tokyo. As far as going to this location from Miyazaki I traveled by Bus ride with ticket purchased at JR Miyazaki Station.
0
Votes