5 Must-See Awaji Island Scenic Spots for Summer

Summer vacation is the perfect opportunity to enjoy spectacular views with your friends or family! Awaji Island, easily accessible from Kobe, Osaka and Kyoto areas, offers a resort atmosphere surrounded by nature and a wide selection of delicious food. Imagine gazing at the breathtaking scenery of the clear ocean while savoring popular Awaji Island cuisine. Here are 5 must-see spots for spectacular views on Awaji Island during summer vacation.

The Spectacular Flower Fields of Awaji Hanasajiki

This popular flower spot on Awaji Island offers a spectacular panoramic view of the sky, sea, and mountains from a beautiful hill. Flower fields bloom every season, with vibrant salvia from late July, sunflowers from early to late August, and marigolds from mid-August. Enjoy the stunning views of these colorful flower fields during your summer vacation!

Zenbo Seinei: Pristine Air and Lush Greenery of Awaji Island

Zenbo Seinei is a masterpiece designed by world-renowned architect Shigeru Ban, a Pritzker Prize award winner. The retreat features a 100-meter-long cedar viewing deck offering a mesmerizing 360-degree panorama of Awaji Island. Visitors can rejuvenate their minds and bodies amidst the sunshine, fresh air, and lush greenery.

The activities in a wellness program at Zenbo Seinei include Zen Wellness Meditation sessions, Zen Cuisine, Zen calligraphy, Zen tea, and more. An overnight stay is also available on certain days of a month.

During your summer vacation, why not rejuvenate your tired body and mind while surrounded by magnificent panoramic views?

Awaji Chef’s Garden: Enjoy the Panoramic Ocean Views of Awaji Island

This outdoor restaurant complex offers a wide variety of specialty dishes. Visitors can try delicious cuisine made with fresh ingredients on the ocean-view terrace, which seats approximately 600 people along the coast, all while enjoying the pleasant sea breeze. Palm trees, green grass, and colorful container houses line the streets, all creating a resort-like atmosphere.

The diverse food options include rice bowls, noodles, octopus balls, fried chicken, Vietnamese food, Korean food, hamburgers, hot dogs, sweets, and more. If you want to experience a summer resort atmosphere while taking in the spectacular view of the Seto Inland Sea, this is the place to be!

Keino-Matsubara Beach: Sandy Shores and Beautiful Ocean Views

Stretching approximately 2.5 kilometers, the scenic area of Keino-Matsubara Beach boasts around 50,000 Japanese black pine trees. From here, you can enjoy beautiful views of the sunset over the Harimanada Sea and the silhouette of Shodoshima Island floating offshore. The sunset at Awaji Island is known to be one of the best on Awaji Island!

Within Keino Matsubara, there’s also the “Proposal Road”, where couples pledge their enduring love.

Moreover, on July 27th (Saturday), the Keino Matsubara Fireworks Festival will be held. After admiring the sunset on the magnificent sandy beach, you can watch approximately 3,000 fireworks illuminating the summer night sky vibrantly.

GRAND CHARIOT: Breathtaking Starry Night View of Awaji Island

GRAND CHARIOT is a glamping (glamorous camping) facility located within Hyogo Prefectural Awaji Island Park, specifically in the Anime Park “Nijigen no Mori”. On top of the hill behind all the private cocoon-style rooms, an observation deck offers a sweeping panoramic view that includes not only the majestic Akashi Kaikyo Bridge but also the twinkling night lights of the Kobe area.

Picture savoring incredibly delicious food, soaking in the beauty of the starry night, and relaxing in private, comfortable accommodations. It’s a chance to make unforgettable memories of summer 2024.

SUN x 2 Sparkling Summer Festival on NOW!

awaji island summer festival

Experience the “SUN x 2 Sparkling Summer Festival” on the west coast of Awaji Island, themed around the vibrant color yellow, evoking images of sun and light! Indulge in limited edition of yellow/gold gourmet delights at restaurants along the coast, capture memorable moments at yellow-themed photo spots, and join in splash events for added excitement!


Summer vacation is considered the best season to visit Awaji Island, offering a blend of nature, sightseeing, and gourmet delights. Beyond the spots we’ve highlighted, Awaji Island has numerous other scenic attractions waiting to be discovered. Why not go on a journey to find your hidden gem on Awaji Island this summer?