10 Things You Should Do at Awaji Island for the First Time

Awaji Island is the island near Osaka. Beautiful nature and fresh tasty foods are famous there.

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

Speaking of Awaji Island, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is not essential. Large suspension bridge of the world’s longest applied to the sea is beautiful and very grand, you can catch a glimpse of Japanese technology.

It is also attractive show me a variety of facial expressions from morning till night.

It can also climb up to the summit members of the public have boardwalk and observation deck is provided in the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. Height what 300m to climb from sea level. You can enjoy the scale of the masterpiece.

Address Tarumi-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo Prefecture
Access Right next to JR Maiko Station
Opening hours 24 hours
Holiday No Holiday
Phone 078-291-1033
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Awaji Flower Gallery

Flowers bloom on one side, which opened at the same time as the Akashi crosslinking Bridge, was built gallery at the famous tourist attraction.

Flowers spread on a vast site can enjoy different kind of each four seasons, you can enjoy such as pansy rape blossoms, sunflowers in the summer, the cosmos in autumn, to winter in the spring. Panorama view from the observatory is also recommended.

Blooms in four seasons flowers color the entire plateau, it shows a surreal beautiful scenery was such as if jumped into the picture book. Also visited in any time, and does not get tired even visited many times. If you want wrapped in fantastic world it is by all means recommended.

Address 2865-4 Jiueyama, Awaji Kusumoto, Hyoto Prefecture
Access 2 minutes walk from Higashiura Bus Terminal
Opening hours 9:00AM-5:00PM
Holiday Year End / New Year Holiday
Phone 0799-74-6426
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Akashi Kaikyo National Park

Akashi Kaikyo National Park can see Setonaikai Sea in from of the eye. In the park, enjoy the seasonal flowers, and playground equipment in boats and children in Matamizuumi, you can play all day. Also there are many seasonal events has been also carried out.

The feeling that it is possible to enjoy the beautiful landscape beauty of the sky and the clear waters of Awaji with the plant is a good spot.

By the way, it makes a huge octopus Mr. greeted made in the season of flowers and enter from Higashiura opening gate. It is very popular as the shooting spot.

Address 8-10 Mumaidai, Awaji-shi, Hyogo Prefecture
Access 15 minutes bus from JR Maiko Station
Opening hours April – August: 9:30-18:00(17:00)/ September – October, March: 9:30-17:00(16:00) / November – February: 9:30-16:30(15:30)
Holiday Year End / New Year Holiday
Phone 0799-72-2000
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Izanagi Shrine

Izanagi Shrine is famous as Japan’s oldest shrine. This is a venerable shrine is also appeared in Chronicles and folk history. They worship Izanagi and Izanami, which is the kingdom of God.

These Gods are said to be Couple Okusu and Sayu Shrine, which is derived from the fact that God was born from the left and right eye.

According to the Japanese mythology, country couple God of this two-post create Awaji Island as first country. After the retirement, Izanami seems to have spent the rest of his life by up residence in the land.

Since this shrine was built in the site, it had been to the land of confinement until the Meiji era.

Address 740 Taga, Awaji-shi, Hyogo Prefecture
Access 5 minutes by car from Tsuna Ichinomiya Inter Change
Opening hours Offce: 8:30AM-5:00PM
Holiday No Holiday
Phone 0799-80-5001
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Naruto Whirlpools

Speaking of the Setonaikai Sea, this whirlpools is famous. This is a phenomenon caused by the ebb and flow different tide of the Pacific Ocean and the Seto Inland Sea.

Ferris ship for viewing the whirlpools in the vicinity have sailed many.

Hiroshige Ukiyo-e to have also drawn this whirlpools, not just the world Nanoha scale. Speed of the trend has also been said to be No.1 in Japan, it have been counted as one of the world’s three major trends. That’s right various efforts have been made with the aim of World Heritage Site in the current.

Address Minami Awaji-shi, Hyogo Prefecture
Access From Fukura Sea Port
Opening hours See Website Schedule
Holiday Depends on Weather
Phone 0799-52-0054
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Awaji World Park ONOKORO

This park’s theme is “World”. This park is divided into the four themes, such as miniature world and ride attraction, fairy tale forest, and a miniature model of the world heritage. There is also a vehicle and merry-go-round which is very popular among children.

Buildings were being built in the park around the world, all has been reproduced on the scale of 1/25. You will have strange feeling when you take photo with amusement park together with the Indian World Heritage, Taj Mahal.

Address 8-5 Shiotanijima, Awaji-shi, Hyogo Prefecture
Access 15 minutes by car from Tsuna Ichinomiya Inter Change
Opening hours Open: 9:30AM-5:30PM
Holiday No Holiday
Phone 0799-62-1192
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Kisekino Hoshi Plant Museum

Kisekino Hoshi Plant Museum is very organized and easy to see. There are six exhibition halls and special exhibition room, a variety of events that have a motif of flowers and greenery is a huge greenhouse has hosted over the full year. Christmas is when the lrite-up has also done, so there are visited many tourists.

It was opened in the year 2000 “experiment type plant Museum”. Approximately 3000 type, 3 million shares of the plant has been brought up. Plants Gallery, dry made up of meat plants and objects world.

Tropical gardens planted with many heat-resistant plants, you can also see rare species of insects. Healing garden, water and light, in a space that was a collaboration of art, it has become a calm place.

Address 4-bancho, Yumebutai, Awaji-shi, Hyogo Prefecture
Access 5 minutes by car from Kobe Awaji Naruto Road Inter Change
Opening hours Open: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Holiday Monthly Second Thursday
Phone 0799-74-1200
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Awaji Island Monkey Center

A feeding on wild monkey of 200, Monkey Center can see the monkey society remains natural. It came down from the mountain actually from morning 9 o’clock in the evening at 5:30 you can see the nature of unique wild called back to the mountain. Heals people see many monkeys of relatively docile personality.

Because the wild, you may not see some day. Mid-November – mid-June is about the possible visit, but you can not visit and do about mid-September to October. Awaji Island boss is so gentle personality, he takes care of the weak child. Currently ASATSUYU, 9th generation of leaders, has to control the herd.

Address 289 Hatagagumi, Sumoto-shi, Hyogo Prefecture
Access 40 minutes by car from Seidan Mihara Inter Change
Opening hours Open: 9:30AM-5:30PM
Holiday Every Thursday
Phone 0799-29-0112
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Awaji Ningyo Za

You can enjoy a puppet show ancient to Awaji Island. Are not in significant intangible folk cultural asset of the country, you can enjoy the traditional culture of ancient.

Doll in is characterized by greater than that of Bunraku, hand and eye of expression have been richly represented.

Address 1528-1 Fukurako, Minami Awaji-shi, Hyogo Prefecture
Access Right Next to Fukura Bus Terminal
Opening hours During Business Trip Performance
Holiday During Business Trip Performance
Phone 0799-52-0260
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Nada Kuroiwa Water Fairyland

In the steep slope facing the sea of Yuzuru Tsuruha mountain, the wild narcissus is blooming along the coast in the Minami-Awaji southeast. Narcissus bloom figure of over 500 million units in the steep slope of 45 ℃ is very beautiful. You can enjoy the scenery of the coast and narcissus.

Nada Kuroiwa water fairyland have been counted as one of the “Japan’s three horde fabric”. It has been said that the beginning was planted bulbs of daffodils, which was shipwrecked near the coast in the Edo era. Mind the contrast of majestic sea and lovely daffodil of Awaji will make you relax.

Address No.2 Nadakuroiwa, Minami Awaji-shi, Hyogo Prefecture
Access Use Bus by Fukura Bus Terminal
Opening hours Open: 8:30AM-5:15PM
Holiday Close: Saturday, Sunday, Holiday, New Year Holiday
Phone 0799-43-5001
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