An Unforgettable Graduation Trip on Awaji Island

March marks the season for a graduation trip, a time when many seek to create lasting memories with friends while experiencing unique adventures. For those considering travel destinations in Japan, Awaji Island comes highly recommended. In recent years, the west coast of Awaji Island has garnered significant attention from the media and magazines alike. Allow us to introduce some of the top destinations for your graduation trip, ensuring an unforgettable experience for you and your friends.

Nijigen no Mori: Experience Non-stop Fun at the Renowned Anime Park  

A graduation trip with friends is a time to let loose and have fun to the fullest, free from worries about the future. Awaji Island offers the perfect destination for such an adventure. Picture a day filled with endless play and excitement, from morning until evening. Enter Nijigen no Mori, an anime theme park tailor-made for this type of graduation trip.

You will be able to immerse yourself in a world of anime, where you and your friends can spend an entire day exploring all the captivating attractions. For those craving challenges, Naruto Park has an array of ninja challenges, while the Dragon Quest RPG World offers an immersive gaming experience to be enjoyed with friends. For a touch of adorable charm, do not miss the Shin-chan theme park, adorned with numerous cute Shin-chan statues.

No matter your anime interests, Nijigen no Mori promises an unforgettable day of fun and excitement for you and your friends on your graduation trip.

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Address 2425-2 Kusumoto, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-2301
TEL 0799-64-7061
Website https://nijigennomori.com/
Reservations https://ticket.nijigennomori.com/en/
Operation Hours Everyday10:00-22:00
*Each attraction has a different last reception time and closing time.

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Grand Chariot: Relive Treasured Memories with Friends Beneath the Starry Sky

After an exhilarating day with your friends on your graduation trip, there is nothing quite like unwinding in comfort. Grand Chariot, a glamping facility conveniently located next to Nijigen no Mori, offers the perfect retreat. Here, you can indulge in a touch of luxury in individual cocoon-shaped quarters and savor a delicious dinner prepared using locally sourced ingredients from Awaji Island.

What’s more, Grand Chariot is renowned for its stunning views of the starry sky, providing the ideal backdrop for you and your friends to relax and unwind. As you gaze up at the twinkling stars, you can reminisce about the unforgettable memories, making it a truly magical experience.

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Adress 2425-2 Kusumoto, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-2301
Located at Nijigen no Mori in Hyogo Prefecture Awajishima Park
Tel 0799-64-7090
Website https://awaji-grandchariot.com/
Reservations https://go-grandchariot.reservation.jp/en
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Witness the Mesmerizing Flower Views at Awaji Hanasajiki

The next day, make your way to Awaji Hanasajiki, where you will be greeted by breathtaking floral displays. Spring is the ideal season to visit this flower park, as you can witness vibrant canola flowers and delicate Iceland poppies in bloom. Take a leisurely stroll through the park, soaking in the beauty of nature’s colors and fragrances.

After enjoying the floral views, unwind with lunch at one of the nearby cafes. This tranquil setting provides the perfect opportunity for you and your friends to relax and recharge after your graduation trip adventures.

Little Ghibli World on Awaji Island

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If you are into the fantasy world like Ghibli, consider wrapping up your day with a visit and dinner at Auberge “French Forest”. This enchanting restaurant offers a peek into the whimsical world of Ghibli, characterized by meticulously crafted, immersive fantasy settings of magic realism.

At Auberge “French Forest”, you will encounter a magical realm unlike any other. The restaurant complex comprises three distinct chalets, each offering a unique culinary experience. La Rose seamlessly blends French cuisine with Japanese flair, Grand Baobab tantalizes the taste buds with a fusion of French and Italian influences, while Prince Etoile dazzles with a captivating blend of French and Basque gastronomy.

ghibli in real life

Conclude your graduation trip with a perfect combination of beautiful natural surroundings, serene experiences, outstanding cuisine, and charming decorations. Auberge “French Forest” promises a memorable finale to your unforgettable journey.

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Name Auberge “French Forest”
Address 2593-8 Kusumoto Aza Banaka, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-2301
TEL La Rose 0799-70-6062
Prince Etoile 0799-70-6061
Grand Baobab 0799-70-6063
Website https://frenchnomori.jp/
Reservations https://frenchnomori.jp/reservation/
Operation Hours Lunch – 11:30~15:30 (Last Entry: 13:00)
Dinner – 17:30~21:30 (Last Entry: 19:00)
Menu A Full-Course Lunch ¥7,000~/ A Full-Course Dinner ¥10,000~

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The locations we have recommended above are merely a glimpse of the many treasures Awaji Island has to offer for your graduation trip. With its diverse charms and attractions, Awaji Island invites you to tailor your itinerary to suit your interests and preferences. Whether you’re drawn to nature, culture, cuisine, or adventure, Awaji Island has something for everyone. So, don’t hesitate to explore all that Awaji Island has in store and create your perfect graduation trip with friends.