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Beautiful Cherry Blossom Spots on Awaji Island

As the weather warms and spring arrives, cherry blossom season comes to Awaji Island, drawing tourists to its vibrant landscapes. Anticipated to bloom from late March to early April, let us unveil the cherry blossom gems of Awaji Island for your sightseeing pleasure.

Anime Theme Park x Cherry Blossom

sakura on awaji
ⓒ臼井儀人/双葉社・シンエイ・テレビ朝日・ADK

Nijigen no Mori, located within Hyogo Prefectural Awaji Island Park, is an anime park with the concept of Japanese pop culture. With approximately 900 cherry trees of nine varieties, this park is a prime destination for cherry blossom enthusiasts in Japan.

ⓒ臼井儀人/双葉社・シンエイ・テレビ朝日・ADK

Located just a 5-minute drive from Awaji Interchange after crossing the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, it provides a picturesque setting for admiring cherry blossoms. Within Nijigen no Mori, the Crayon Shin-chan area has 54 statues of Shin-chan and his friends, offering delightful photo opportunities amidst the blooming cherry blossoms.

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Park Name NIJIGEN NO MORI
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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Awajishima Park’s Seven Unique Cherry Blossom Varieties

Hyogo Prefectural Awaji Island Park features many cherry trees, boasting seven unique varieties: Yoshino Cherry, Prunus Itosakura, Prunus campanulata, Prunus Speciosa, Youkou, Satozakura, and Kanzan. With 900 cherry trees gracing its grounds, the park stands as one of the island’s largest and most captivating sakura spots.

Zen x Cherry Blossom

Picture yourself engaged in meditation atop a majestic building, embraced by the breathtaking beauty of Awaji Island’s natural surroundings, including cherry blossom trees. Zenbo Seinei invites visitors to experience meditation and yoga amid the serene natural beauty of Awaji Island. Surrounding Zenbo Seinei are plum and cherry blossom trees, signaling the arrival of spring. You can also enjoy the Zenbo Cuisine and afternoon teas during the spring season. Designed by Shigeru Ban, this architectural marvel provides a unique retreat in harmony with nature.

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Name Zenbo Seinei
Address 2594-5 Aza-Banaka, Kusumoto, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-2301
Tel 0799-70-9087
Website https://www.zenbo-seinei.com/en/
Program Reservations https://zenbo-seinei.urkt.in/direct/offices/587/courses
Hotel Reservation https://rsv.temanasi.jp/29/room/search
Operation Hours 11:00-16:00/14:30-19:30
Closed: Varies depending on a month. Please inquire.

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Nojima Scuola

Renovated from the former Nojima Elementary School, Nojima Scuola turned into a lively complex on the west coast of Awaji Island. Catering to families, couples, and friends, it features an array of attractions such as cafes, bakeries, restaurants, markets, and even a zoo. During cherry blossom season, “Nojima Marché Gelato” introduces seasonal flavors, perfectly complementing the spring ambiance and adding to the charm of the experience.

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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
https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/nojima-scuola/reserve
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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Awaji Island National Akashi Kaikyo Park

Awaji Island National Akashi Kaikyo Park provides a stunning collection of approximately 800 cherry trees, showcasing 300 blossom varieties sourced from across Japan. Hanami, or cherry blossom viewing, is exceptionally popular in this area. Visitors can indulge in flower viewing and enjoy unlimited rides on a small train that tours the park for just 300 yen, providing a delightful cherry blossom viewing experience.

Whether you are planning a day trip or an extended stay, Awaji Island offers a tapestry of cherry blossom beauty intertwined with the essence of spring. Amidst the blossoms, don’t forget to capture the island’s captivating destinations.