Top 10 Tourist Attractions & Best Things to Do in Awajishima, Japan

Awajishima is the largest island in Setouchi (the Inland Sea of Japan), which is famous for its breathtaking ocean view. It accommodates many great natural hot springs (onsen) such as Sumoto Onsen and Minami Awaji Onsen. You can also enjoy many delicious food made with Awajishima’s onion, which tastes very sweet. Today we have listed 10 famous spots in Awajishima, which are definitely worth to visit!


1. England Hill

1. England Hill
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England hill is a natural park & farm in Awajishima. As you enter the park, you can see many beautiful and colorful flowers that bloom seasonally. You can also see and get closer with many cute animals such as rabbit, koala, and sheep.

In addition, this facility also offers a spacious area for barbecue. Children can also learn bread and ice cream making, which makes this park a perfect destination for the family to visit!

■Information
Name: Awaji Farm Park – England Hill
Address: 1401 Yagiyogikami, Minami Awaji-shi, Hyogo, Japan
Tel: +81-799-43-2626
Open Throughout the Year

Website: http://www.england-hill.com/
Map: Map to Awaji Farm Park – England Hill

2. Awaji World Park ONOKORO

2. Awaji World Park ONOKORO
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Awaji World Park ONOKORO is a theme park in Awajishima that is perfect for all ages. There are various attractions for both children and adults, which are but not limited to: Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, and go-kart.

The main attraction of ONOKORO is the “Miniature World”, where you can see many beautiful replicas of world’s most sightseeing spots; from Pisa Tower to Taj Mahal, all displayed in 1/25 scale.

The park also offers a fun family experience such as: glassware making & candle making classes.

■Information
Name: Awaji World Park ONOKORO
Address: 8-5, Shitaniijima, Awaji-shi, Hyogo
Tel: +81-799-62-1192

Website: http://www.onokoro.jp/
Map: Map to Awaji World Park ONOKORO

3. Uzushio Cruising

3. Uzushio Cruising
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Uzushio Cruising is one of the most famous tour activities in Awajishima, which lasts for an hour. The journey starts at Fukura Port, where you will hop on a retro boat to cruise around Awajishima.

There are two different cruising boats at the Port, which are: Kanrinmaru and Nipponmaru. Both boats will take you to Naruto Strait, where you will see one of the biggest whirling tides in the world up close!

■Information
Name: Uzushio Dome Nanairo Building
Address: Uzushio Dome Nanairo Building, Fukura Port, Awaji-shi, Hyogo
Tel: +81-799-52-0054
Operating Hours: 9:00-17:00
Open Throughout the Year

Website: http://www.uzu-shio.com/
Map: Map to Uzushio Dome Nanairo Building

4. Takosenbei no Sato

4. Takosenbei no Sato
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Takosenbei no Sato is a home to handmade octopus, squid, and shrimp senbei (rice crackers). The shop sells more than 40 different types of senbei. The senbei factory is located in the same area with the shop, so you can see the process of senbei making.

The shop also offers rest area factory, where visitors can enjoy free coffee. The shop is famous for the assorted senbei, which costs JPY 540 a bag.

■Information
Name: Senbei No Sato
Address: 4155-1, Nakata, Awaji-shi, Hyogo
Tel: +81-799-60-2248
Open Throughout the Year

Website: http://www.takosato.co.jp/
Map: Map to Senbei No Sato

5. The Memorial Hall of Uzunooka Oonarutokyou

5. The Memorial Hall of Uzunooka Oonarutokyou
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The Memorial Hall of Uzunooka Oonarutokyou is a great place to visit for buying Awajishima’s souvenirs. This area is located nearby the Awajishima South Interchange, which accommodates various facilities and shops.

You can find the science museum of Uzushio on the first floor, and on the second floor, you can find a local restaurant selling local seafood dishes.

On the third floor, you will find an observation deck where you can enjoy the entire view of Oonaruto Bridge. On top of that, you can enjoy one of the best burgers in Japan: Awajishima Onion Kitchen Uzushio Branch, which is famous for its Awajishima Onion Beef Burger!

■Information
Name: Memorial Hall of Uzushionokuni Oonaruto
Address: 936-3 Fukurahei, Minami Awaji-shi, Hyogo
Tel: +81-799-52-2888
Operating hours vary depending on the shop
Open Throughout the Yea

Website: http://kinen.uzunokuni.com/
Map: Map to Memorial Hall of Uzushionokuni Oonaruto

6. Keinomatsubara Beach Resort

6. Keinomatsubara Beach Resort
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Enjoy the beautiful sunset at Keinomatsubara Beach Resort, which is located in West Awajishima. Decorated with more than 50,000 pieces of pine trees, this beach resort is one of the most beautiful beaches in Japan.

Being famous among the locals and the foreigners, Keinomatsubara Beach Resort is always crowded during the high seasons. Therefore, we suggest you to visit Keinomatsubara Beach Resort during the low season to enjoy the sunset quietly!

■Information
Name: Keinomatsubara Beach Resort
Address: Matsuhokotsuro, Minami Awaji-shi, Hyogo
Tel: +81-799-36-5959

Map: Map to Keinomatsubara Beach Resort

7. Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park

7. Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park

Visit Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park to enjoy the scenic view of the ocean and the colorful flowers of National Akashi Kaikyo Park!

Boasting 330 hectares of gross area, this park also offers huge lawn area and a large playground consisting 150 types of toys called “Yumekko Land”. Perfect for all ages, this park is definitely worth to visit!

■Information
Name: Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park
Address: 8-10 Yumebutai, Awaji-shi, Hyogo
Tel: +81-799-72-2000

Website: http://awaji-kaikyopark.jp/
Map: Map to Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park

8. Awaji Puppet Theater

8. Awaji Puppet Theater
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At Awaji Puppet Theater, you can enjoy watching a traditional Japanese puppet show, which has a history of over 500 years.

You can watch the Awaji Puppet Joruri, one of the most representative Japanese traditional theaters, which is also considered as the most important national intangible assets by the government of Japan.

Stop by this theater to have a glance on Japan’s most traditional performing arts!

■Information
Name: Awaji Puppet Theater
Address: 1528-1 Fukurako, Minami Awaji-shi, Hyogo
Tel: +81-799-52-0260
Operating Hours: 9:00-17:00

Website: http://awajiningyoza.com/
Map: Map to Awaji Puppet Theater

9. Janohire Outdoor Resort

9. Janohire Outdoor Resort
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Janohire Outdoor Resort is an Auto camping and cottage area in Awajishima. You can enjoy fishing red sea bream and yellow fin tuna at the fishing park, and you can interact and swim together with the friendly dolphins at the dolphin farm.

Janohire Outdoor Resort offers great activities for the whole family!

■Information
Name: Janohire Outdoor Resort
Address: 2660 Amashioyamachi, Minami Awaji-shi, Hyogo

Website: http://www.janohire.co.jp/
Map: Map to Janohire Outdoor Resort

10. Awaji Hanasajiki Park

10. Awaji Hanasajiki Park
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At Awaji Hanasajiki Park, you can enjoy watching the beautiful and the colorful flowers throughout the year: rape blossoms & violets (spring), sunflowers & salvias (summer), and cosmos & matthiola (winter).

Since the park is on the highland (235 m-298 m altitude), you can also enjoy watching the panoramic view of the ocean and the Akashi Strait. With free entrance, how could you not visit this beautiful park?

■Information
Name: Awaji Hanasajiki Park
Address: 2865-4 Kusumoto, Awaji-shi, Hyogo
Tel: +81-799-74-6426
Operating Hours: 9:00-17:00
Open Throughout the Year

Website: http://www.hyogo-park.or.jp/
Map: Map to Awaji Hanasajiki Park

Enjoy visiting Awajishima’s Sightseeing Spots!

Awajishima is rich in nature and also blessed with great weather and climates, which makes this island a great destination for the holidays! It offers not just great leisure activities in the sea and the mountains, but also delicious gourmet of Setouchi as well!

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