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Heart-shaped island chosen as one of the "World's 6 Greatest Cat Spots"! The island of

Aoshima Island is located just 20 minutes offshore from Shingu Fishing Port in Shingu Town, northeast of Fukuoka City. The island has a long history, having been mentioned in the Manyoshu (Anthology of Myriad Leaves) and Shoku-Kokinshu (Collection of Ancient and Modern Japanese Poetry).
On the heart-shaped island, visitors can see valuable ruins and shrines, including the Aijima Tsumiishizuka Group, a nationally designated historic site built in the Kofun period, as well as natural scenery such as Hanagurise (a.k.a. Megane Iwa, or eyeglass-shaped rock) and columnar jointed cliffs.
There are many sights along the 5.4-meter-long circular road that circles the island, and it is also popular as a hiking course. As a stopover for migratory birds, the island is also recommended for birdwatching.
The island, where many cats live freely, has been selected by CNN as one of the "World's 6 Best Cat Spots" and is popular among cat lovers.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 811-0118 福岡県糟屋郡新宮町相島
Address Aijima, Shingu-cho, Kasuya-gun, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 092-962-0238(新宮町産業振興課)
Price 【Fares for ferry between Aijima and Shingu】 Adult one-way: 480 yen 
Adult one-way: 480 yen, Child one-way: 240 yen
About child fares
The fare applies to elementary school students and younger.
One preschool child per accompanying adult is free of charge. (Excluding groups.) ・Free of charge for children under 1 year old.
Children under 1 year old are free of charge.
Access Access to the ferry terminal for Aijima
Nishitetsu Kaizuka Line: Get off at Nishitetsu Shingu Station, and take Community Bus: Sorando Line (Route 2) (approx. 12 min.)
Kagoshima Main Line: Get off at JR Fukkodai-mae Station, and take Community Bus: Sorando Line (Route 1) (approx. 10 min.).
Community bus: 100 yen (elementary school students and older)
From the ferry terminal to Aijima, 17 min. by ferry; 5-6 departures per day (depending on the season).

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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