Awaji Island 6 Recommended Cafes and Restaurants with Terrace Seating

Here are six cafes and restaurants with terrace seating where you can fully enjoy a beautiful breeze and nature, even a breathtaking ocean view at ocean front restaurants at Awaji Island.

Cafes & Restaurant with Open Seaside Terrace Seating


Craft Circus is a seaside restaurant and market. The terrace is a wooden deck. It is over 100 meters long and seats about 450 people. There are 40 meters of terrace on the first floor and 20 meters on the second floor at “Kaiou Ichiba” restaurant and 50 meters at “Craft Kitchen”.

There is also a dog terrace with ocean view to enjoy with your dog. The Seto Inland Sea spreads out before your eyes. You can enjoy the blue sea and sky and feel like you are at a resort. In the evening, you can enjoy the spectacular view of the sunset, chosen as one of the “Top 100 Sunsets in Japan”.

At Kaiou Ichiba Restaurant, there are two fish tanks: a 2-meter high dome-shaped tank for wild-caught squids and a 4-meter long tank for fish caught in Seto Inland Sea. Fresh seafood is processed and served as orders come in, including sashimi, sushi, and seafood barbecue.

At Craft Kitchen, we serve dishes using Awaji Island ingredients. You can share a big-sized Awaji Beef Craft Burger, a 40-centimeter-diameter island pizza, and other impactful menu items.

For more information on hours of operation, menu, etc., please refer to the official website “Craft Circus” .

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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 is a honey-themed cafe-restaurant. The terrace is an open deck. All seats have ocean views. An astonishing view of the Seto Inland Sea spreads out before you. You can enjoy a resort-like atmosphere while gazing at the blue sea, sky, and horizon.

In the evening, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the sunset, selected as one of the “Top 100 Sunsets in Japan”. It is an excellent location along the Awaji Sunset Line. The menu is popular for its original dishes using Awaji ingredients and honey .

For lunch, we recommend the Awaji Shirasu Pizza with unlimited boiled shirasu (whitebait) sprinkled on top, the Hachimitsu Mayonara Pizza with unlimited Awaji onions, and the Miele Awaji Beef Premium Gourmet Burger made with Awaji beef.

The cafe offers sweets such as honey butter banana waffles and drinks such as homemade Miele honey lemonade. All menu items can be topped with honey according to your preference.

Please refer to the official website “Miele” for more information on hours of operation, menu, etc.

Name miele
Adress 785-9 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721
Tel 0799-80-2600
Operation Hours Weekdays 11:00~19:00 (L.O.18:30)
Sat., Sun, & Public Holidays 9:30~19:30 (L.O.19:00)
Closed: Tuesdays
In Aug. and Sept. it will not be closed on Tuesdays
Website https://www.miele-da-scuola.com/

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Nojima Scuola

Nojima Scuola is a multi-purpose facility. The terrace is a wooden deck with 30 seats at Cafe Scuola on the first floor. There is also a dog terrace where you can enjoy your meal with your pet, and a special menu for dogs is available. Another 30 seats are available on the 3rd floor barbecue terrace. The view from the barbecue terrace is beautiful.

Cafe Scuola is a tourist spot with a nostalgic atmosphere and remnants of an old elementary school. A set Lunch that includes a salad buffet, focaccia, and soup with a choice of main dish as well as chiffon sandwiches with seasonal fruit and parfaits are popular.

The barbecue terrace is open from mid-March to mid-November every year. Feel free to enjoy barbecue without reservations. Awaji beef, sausage, onion salad, vegetables, and rice balls are included.

This stylish building was renovated from the former Nojima Elementary School, which was closed down. The theme of the building is “agriculture, food, learning, and art,” and it is a symbolic facility for the revitalization of the local community. It also has an Italian restaurant, a produce market, a bakery, and a zoo.

Please refer to the official website “Nojima Scola” for more information on business hours and menu.

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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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Auberge French Forest

The Auberge French Forest is a complex with three French restaurants where you can stay overnight. The terrace is a wooden terrace with approximately 30 seats aat Grand Baobab, 20 seats at La Rose and 20 seats at Prince Etoile.

We recommend having dessert and coffee out of your full-course meal on the terrace when the weather is nice. With nature spread out before you, you can relax as if you are taking a bath in the forest. You can enjoy your dessert course with a pleasant breeze, or you can enjoy your full-course meal indoors and just a dessert course on the terrace.

Grand Baobab offers a fusion of French cuisine and Italian cuisine, while La Rose is a fusion of Japanese and French cuisine. Prince Etoile offers a fusion of French cuisine and Basque cuisine. Both Awaji Island and Basque area are known as the area of gourmet food. The wine pairings are also a pleasure to enjoy. Surrounded by the greenery of Awaji Island, you will be able to enjoy the best of three local gastronomies.

For more information about opening hours and menu, please refer to the official website “Auberge Frenchnomori“.

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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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miele the garden

Miele the garden is a garden cafe. The terrace seating is on the roof balcony garden with 20 seats. The orange tables and chairs look very cute.

You can see the Seto Inland Sea in front of you. During the daytime, you can enjoy the open atmosphere. In the evening, you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the sunset, selected as one of the “Top 100 Sunsets in Japan”. At night, the terrace is illuminated to create a fantastic space.

A lunch menu includes aglio olio with Awaji shirasu (whitebait) and vegetables, and bolognese pasta with Awaji beef and Awaji onions, and many more. For sweets, British pancakes are popular.

With 500 yen deposit which will be refunded, you can rent a picnic set to enjoy what you ordered at the seaside.

For more information on hours of operation, menu, etc., please refer to the official website “miele the garden“.

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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/
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Aman no Shokutaku

Aman no Shokutaku offers a pirate cuisine on the first floor and teppanyaki/sukiyaki on the second floor. The terrace with about 30 seats is right outside of the restaurant. It offers a view of the Japanese garden.

The terrace seating, which is recommended on fine days, has a Japanese-style atmosphere that is relaxing. The magnificent rock formations are amazing and a grassy garden spreads out. Trees change their expressions from season to season. You can also enjoy a stroll in the garden with a pond. Matcha green tea and Japanese sweets such as o-hagi (rice cakes with sweet red beans) are served during café hours.

Utage on the first floor is a restaurant serving pirate cuisine. The pirate cuisine is prepared using Awaji Island’s typical ingredients such as sea bream, pike conger, onions, vegetables, Awaji beef, and Awaji chicken, and is full of wild flavor. The Utage Gozen is popular for lunch.

You can choose your main dish from boiled fish, sashimi, or fried chicken with rice, pickles, a small side dish, steamed egg custard, miso soup, and salad. Rice can be refilled freely. The menu is supervised by Chef Haruyuki Yamashita, Hyogo Prefecture’s counselor in charge of Hyogo’s “food”.

Please refer to the official website “Amannoshokutaku” for more information on business hours and menu.

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Name Aman no Shokutaku
1F Utage
2F Sajiki
Address 1042 Nojima-Tokiwa, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1726
Tel "Utage” 0799-70-9089
“Sajiki” 0799-70-9090
Operation Hours “Utage”: Weekdays 11:00~21:00 (L.O. 20:00) / Sat., Sun. & Holidays 10:30~21:00 (L.O. 20:00)
“Sajiki” 11:00~15:00 / 17:00~21:00 (L.O.19:30) Closed: Tuesdays
Website https://amannoshokutaku.jp/
Reservations: Utage https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/aman-utage/reserve
Reservations: Sajiki https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/aman-sajiki/reserve

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There is a wide variety of terrace seating at cafés and restaurants on Awaji Island, including wooden decks, open decks, Japanese gardens, roof balconies, garden terraces, and ocean views. Surrounded by blue ocean and green mountains, you can enjoy lunch and cafe in the nature.