Awaji Island Summer Gourmet Selections 2024

awaji island summer festival

Yellow flowers, vibrant sceneries, beautiful oceans, and delectable summer food. These are the quintessential elements of summer. While every city in Japan celebrates the season uniquely, Awaji Island stands out as a destination where you can experience all of these during the summer.

Join us as we introduce you to a summer on Awaji Island, with a special focus on its exquisite summer gourmet offerings.

SUN x 2 Sparkling Summer Festival, Awaji Island West Coast

Starting on June 15th, Awaji Island invites you to the ultimate summer gourmet festival, “SUNx2 Sparkling Summer Festival, Awaji Island West Coast”. This event celebrates vibrant resort cuisine and picturesque sightseeing, all set against the stunning backdrop of Awaji Island’s sea.

The festival’s main theme is the color yellow, symbolizing the bright sun and the excitement of summer. Embracing this concept, restaurants along the West Coast of Awaji Island are unveiling new and exciting menus that capture the essence of the season.

Vibrant Yellow Dishes Made with Locally Sourced Ingredients – Ristorante Scuola

Located on the second floor of Nojima Scuola, a beautifully renovated former school building, Ristorante Scuola specializes in Italian cuisine that embraces the concept of “local production for local consumption”.

This summer, Ristorante Scuola will feature a limited-time, yellow-themed full-course lunch/dinner menu, showcasing the finest ingredients from Awaji Island. From seasonal pike conger to Awaji beef, and culminating in an adorable sunflower-inspired dessert, Ristorante Scuola promises a summer gourmet experience like no other.

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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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Exciting Yellow-Themed Dishes Loved by Everyone – Café Scuola

Café Scuola, located on the first floor of Nojima Scuola, a charmingly renovated former school, offers a comfortable terrace seating area perfect for enjoying the summer breeze. The café’s menu features refreshing summer ingredients like lemons, pineapples, and corn, bringing vibrant flavors to every dish.

With a variety of options including pizza, pasta, and sweets that kids love, Café Scuola is the ideal spot for the whole family to enjoy a delightful summer meal together.

Refreshing Yellow-colored Dishes to Brighten Your Summer – miele the garden

miele the Garden is a seaside resort restaurant with an indoor terrace where you can dine with your pets. It is introducing an exciting and refreshing yellow-themed menu for the summer this year.

Enjoy exclusive summer pasta dishes made with an abundance of corn and orange tomatoes, perfect for combating summer fatigue. Try sweet treats featuring mango and zesty Awaji Island lemon. Additionally, limited-edition soft-serve ice cream will be available for takeout.

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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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Classic Summer Full-Course Lunch/Dinner with Yellow Sauce – Uminoya

At SEIKAIHA Uminoya, you can enjoy an elegant dining experience in a restaurant decorated with carefully selected antiques that transport you back to the Meiji era. This summer, the restaurant introduces a special, season-exclusive full-course meal that is both gorgeous and elegant, themed around vibrant yellow hues. The courses are artfully decorated with yellow sauces made from exquisite ingredients.

Full-Course Lunch/Dinner Details (6500 yen):

  • Colorful flowers and vegetables with prosciutto and paprika sauce
  • Yellow zucchini and pumpkin soup with Awaji onion flan
  • Saffron-infused Awaji fish with summer vegetables
  • Pie with Awaji beef, red wine, and béarnaise sauce
  • Special pudding with seasonal fruits

Additionally, we offer a unique omelette rice dish as an à la carte item, exclusively available during the Summer Festival. Join us for a culinary journey that beautifully captures the essence of summer in every bite.

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Name SEIKAIHA - Uminoya
Address 70 Nojima-okawa, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1723
Tel 0799-70-9020
Operation Hours 11:00~15:00 (Last In 14:00, L.O. 14:00) 14:00~17:00 (Café time) 17:00~21:00 (Last In 19:30, L.O. 20:00) Closed: Thursdays
Website https://awaji-seikaiha.com/uminoya/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/awaji-seikaiha/reserve

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Adorable Yellow Sweets Buffet – Ocean Terrace

Try the ultimate summer dining experience at Ocean Terrace, a buffet-style BBQ restaurant offering breathtaking views of the ocean. For a limited time only, the restaurant is presenting our special Summer Yellow Buffet Menu!

Join us for a feast featuring adorable homemade yellow sweets and limited-edition drinks that are as beautiful as they are delicious. Treat yourself to:

  • Mango pudding
  • Hyuganatsu (a type of oranges with refreshing sourness) jelly
  • Sweet orange tart
  • Baked pumpkin sweets
  • Summer-limited drinks

All dishes are homemade and meticulously prepared to ensure a refreshing taste that perfectly complements the BBQ offerings. So, whether you’re enjoying delicious meats or delightful desserts, Ocean Terrace’s buffet menu is sure to leave you wanting more.

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Name Ocean Terrace
Address 816 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721
Tel 0799-82-1907
Website https://ocean-terrace-awaji.jp/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/craftcircus-oceanterrace/reserve
Operation Hours Lunch 11:30~15:00 (L.O.14:00) / Dinner 17:00~21:00 (L.O.20:00)

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Cool Down at a Trendy Seaside Café – miele

miele, a café restaurant boasting a charming contrast between its white building and the serene sea, is proud to present its vibrant and exciting yellow-themed menu. Featuring lemons with just the right amount of refreshing acidity and other summer-exclusive ingredients, the selections on the menu are designed to refresh you during the hot summer months.

Experience the perfect harmony of honey and lemon throughout the menu. From refreshing salads to zesty beverages, miele offers a variety of dishes that are perfect for a summer café experience.

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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“Phantom Fruit” Summer Limited Edition Ice Float – Haru San San

Farmhouse Restaurant Haru San San, known for its focus on fresh vegetables and fruits, is introducing an original menu of floats, perfect for beating the summer heat. It features an exquisite flavor of Awaji Island Naruto oranges, often referred to as the “phantom fruit” due to the challenges of cultivation.

The refreshing taste of these unique oranges is expertly crafted into a fresh and unforgettable drink that will leave a lasting impression. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the essence of Awaji Island with every sip of our Naruto orange floats at Haru San San.

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Name Farmer’s Restaurant – Haru San San
Address 1510-4 Nojima-tokiwa Aza Genpachi, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1726
Tel 0799-70-9082
Operation Hours 11:00-18:00(L.O.17:00)
Closed Wednesdays
Website https://www.awaji-nlr.com/harusansan
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/noukarestaurant-haru-sansan/reserve

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Experience the excitement of summer at Awaji Island’s vibrant gourmet festival, SUNx2 Sparkling Summer Festival, Awaji Island West Coast! Embracing the radiant colors of yellow and sun, this festival invites you to enjoy the finest summer ingredients sourced from Awaji Island, all amidst the breathtaking ocean views. Come and join the festivities at Awaji Island!