Aoshima is a small island with a circumference of about 1.5 kilometers that is rich with palm trees and other subtropical plants that will put you in a relaxing Southern mood. In ancient times, the island was considered sacred and restricted from the general public, but now anyone can walk across the connecting “Yayoi Bridge” to reach the island for worship. The deities of Yamasachihiko and Princess Toyotama are enshrined here, and a variety of amulets and spots for such prayers as marriage and safe delivery may be enjoyed at the shrine. For example, you can find the adorable heart “Marriage Charm,” the “Onna-mamori” women’s power-up amulet, or the arrow-shaped “Good Luck Fortune”. A classic Southern-style stamp book may be a nice way to commemorate your travels.
Aoshima 2-13-1, Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture
Amulet Reception from 5:30 (6:00 from November to February) until sunset