3 Top Spots to Travel With Your Dog on Awaji Island

The Awaji Island West Coast area is filled with dog runs and cafes and restaurants with special menus for dogs, making it possible to enjoy your trip with your pet! In this article, we will introduce hotels that allow you to stay with your dog, pet-friendly restaurants for lunch, and Instagrammable spot!

Nojima Scuola (Café Scuola)

Nojima Scuola is a complex of a café, a restaurant, and a marché (market) housed in a renovated former Nojima Elementary School. It is a pet-friendly facility, and in the area of the former schoolyard, there is a dog run with a dog walk and other agility-promoting playthings, exclusively for small to medium-sized dogs, free of charge! Dogs can play to their heart’s content on the natural lawn.
Furthermore, Café Scuola, a dog-friendly café on the first floor of Nojima Scuola, is popular for lunch, where you can enjoy a salad buffet lunch that use Awaji Island ingredients with your choice of a main dish.
For your four-legged family member, a very healthy dog menu is offered: a Hamburg steak made with a domestically-raised chicken and tofu; steamed chicken tenders of a domestically-raised chicken; and rice with locally-sourced Awaji red snapper, each of them with a salad.

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Name Nojima Scuola
Adress 843 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721
Website https://www.nojima-scuola.com/
Reservations 2F Ristorante Scuola
Tel 0799-82-1820
Operation Hours 1F Marché /Bakery: Weekdays 10:30~19:00
Sat., Sun., & Public Holidays 10:00~19:00

1F Café Scuola: Weekdays Lunch 11:00~14:00/ café 14:00~18:00
Sat., Sun., & Public Holidays breakfast 10:00~11:00
Lunch 11:00~15:00
Café 15:00~18:00

2F Ristorante Scuola: 11:30~15:30 (in by 14:00) / 18:00~21:30 (in by 19:30)

Outdoor Zoo: Weekdays 11:00~16:00
Sat., Sun. & Public Holidays 10:00~16:00 (13:00~14:00 animals in recess)

Closed: Wednesdays (Open on Public Holidays)

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Craft Circus is a seaside complex with a seafood restaurant, a pizza and pasta restaurant, a marché (market), and a shop with internationally-sourced goods.

Visitors with their dogs can enjoy lunch time or café time with their dogs while enjoying the view of the Seto Inland Sea at the restaurant. Your dogs can also play in the dog run!

The restaurant is famous for its oversized, shareable dishes such as 40-centimeter-diameter pizzas, 40-centimeter-diameter paella, and 20-centimeter-diameter burgers. There is a dog terrace exclusively for visitors with dogs. Doggy-only menu items include Dog Pizza, Awaji Chicken Burger, and Awaji Chicken Tenders. A Dog Pizza is in a shape of a bone, making it the most popular item!

The dog run is just next to the dog terrace, and it is free of charge!

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Address 2-2 Nojima-Hirabayashi, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1724
Access 15 minutes by car from Awaji IC on Awaji-Kobe-Naruto Expressway. 10 minutes by car from Iwaya Port (Jenova Line Ferry).
Parking 80 spaces
Business Hours Weekdays: 10:30-20:30 (last order 19:30)
Weekends/Holidays: 9:30-20:30 (last order 19:30)
Closed Thursdays (excluding national holidays)
Tel 0799-82-1855
Website https://awajicraftcircus.com/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/craftcircus/reserve

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miele the garden

miele the garden is a café and restaurant, where you can enjoy a resort atmosphere with a view of green grass and the blue sea nearby.

Visitors with dogs can enjoy lunch time and café time with their dogs while enjoying the view of the Seto Inland Sea at the restaurant. Popular menu items include cassoulet, pasta, curry, and pancakes.

The doggy menu includes Awaji Chicken Burger and Awaji Chicken Tenders with vegetables, and cookies with no additives. A healthy grilled hamburger steak is made only with Awaji chicken and carrots. A birthday cake is also available with an advanced reservation.

The terrace seating that can be enjoyed with dogs is popular. You can enjoy lunch and sweets while enjoying the sea breeze!

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Name miele the garden
Address 816 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721
TEL 0799-70-9031
Operation Hours Weekdays- 11:00~18:30 (L.O.18:00)
Sat., Sun., & Holidays- 10:00~19:00 (L.O. 18:30)
Closed on: Wednesdays (open if it is a Public Holiday)
Website https://mielethegarden.com/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/mielethegarden/reserve

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