Overnight Summer Vacation Trip on Awaji Island


Awaji Island presents an idyllic setting for a memorable summer vacation. This island is an appealing location for swimming, dining, outdoor ventures, and enjoying vibrant summer festivities. In this article, we will guide you through optimal ways to enjoy a 2-day and 1-night vacation on the captivating Awaji Island.

Access to Awaji Island

Access to Awaji Island is convenient, allowing for your preference of travel by car or public transportation options such as trains, buses, and ferries. Riding ferries to Awaji Island adds a distinctive touch to your journey, promising an alternative travel experience that’s both novel and memorable.

Enjoy Outdoor Activities During Your Overnight Summer Vacation Trip on Awaji Island

Awaji Island is full of natural beauty and abundant open spaces making it the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Here are a few recommended outdoor destinations to enjoy during your summer vacation on Awaji Island.

Beautiful Beaches on Awaji Island

Graced with numerous exquisite beaches, many of the beaches on Awaji Island have shallow waters perfect for families. Conveniently, these beaches offer parking facilities, ensuring easy access by car. It is worth noting that each year, numerous visitors from different prefectures in Japan and other countries make their way to Awaji Island for an inviting seascape.

Refer to this article for the top beaches to visit on Awaji Island.

Nijigen no Mori Park is an Exciting Playground for Athletic Activities During Your Overnight Trip

Crayon Shin-chan Adventure Park


Crayon Shin-chan Adventure Park invites you to explore the world of this beloved character. Based on the movie “Crayon Shin-chan: Fierceness That Invites Storm”, this expansive facility takes the form of a fortress reminiscent of the Warring States era. Tailored for robust outdoor engagement, it features four distinct courses catering to various skill levels, ensuring a gratifying experience for individuals of all ages.

“Samurai General Course” is highly recommended for those up for a challenge. This elevated course, positioned 8 meters above ground, provides a thrilling escapade equipped with safety precautions such as harnesses and helmets. A rescue team is ready at hand, ensuring your safety throughout. Completing the course takes approximately 30 minutes to an hour. On the other hand, there is also a slow-paced easy course that is safe even for small children.


Naruto & Boruto Shinobi-Zato

Another extremely popular outdoor activity is the “Naruto & Boruto Shinobi-Zato” experience. You can join in the scroll-based training, mission rallies, and riddles together with the beloved characters from the famous franchise.

Imagine exploring the maze, collecting stamps, solving franchise-related riddles, experiencing immersive scroll training, and many more. Unleash your inner shinobi as you challenge ninja-inspired attractions and immerse yourself in the action-packed park.

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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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Barbecue Experience using Awaji Island’s Famous Local Ingredients

The concept of outdoor activity is often related to barbecue. Imagine partaking in a barbecue feast using ingredients sourced exclusively from Awaji Island, all while gazing upon the serene expanse of the surrounding blue seas. At specially designated barbecue facilities, try the no-hassle barbecue experience that allows you to focus solely on enjoyment, without the burden of preparation and cleanup.


This is a splendid barbecue experience featuring a wide variety of fresh seafood, all at an affordable cost. Treat yourself to lobsters, turban shells, clams, and more. For an extra treat, try sashimi prepared from fish sourced directly from the on-site aquarium. Relax at terrace seats that offer a liberating ambiance, granting breathtaking views of the Sea of Harima-nada.

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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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Ocean Terrace

Experience the pleasures of a beachside grill barbecue, using the Awaji Island local delicacies, including the popular Awaji Beef. As its name suggests, the restaurant provides an inviting atmosphere, offering terrace seating that affords captivating views of the clear blue sky and the enchanting Seto Inland Sea.

As the day transitions to evening, guests can view the mesmerizing sight of a picturesque sunset, accompanied by the gentle sea breeze. At Ocean Terrace, the dining experience lies in its diverse menu, skillfully curated to highlight the exquisite flavors of Awaji Beef. With each dish thoughtfully prepared using this prized ingredient, guests are assured of an unforgettable culinary experience.

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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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Nojima BBQ Terrace

For barbecue enthusiasts, the Nojima BBQ Terrace is a must-visit destination for families. This spot not only offers a nice BBQ experience but also treats guests to breathtaking panoramic views of the sea. At the BBQ Terrace in Nojima Scola, families are highly encouraged to try the “BBQ Set” which offers a wide variety of delicious dishes using Awaji Island local ingredients.

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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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Try Awaji Island Summer Limited Gourmet Selection

Awaji Island is popular for its cuisine. Notably, the summer-exclusive menu brims with gourmet dishes spotlighting the freshest seafood. This seasonal selection showcases the island’s finest offerings, including elevated options like French cuisine accentuated by high-end ingredients. You can also enjoy the fresh sashimi and delectable pike conger, each capturing the essence of Awaji Island’s seasonal essence.

Refreshing & Vibrant Yellow-themed Dishes

Awaji Island invites you to the ultimate summer gourmet festival, “SUNx2 Sparkling Summer Festival, Awaji Island West Coast”. This event celebrates vibrant resort cuisine, 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. From fancy dishes using pike conger to the exciting cheese mayo corn pizza, there is everything for everyone!

Ideal Hotels on Awaji Island for a Summer Vacation Trip

GRAND CHARIOT: A Glamping Facility Surrounded by Nature

When seeking an ideal family retreat, look no further than the GRAND CHARIOT Hokutoshichisei 135°. GRAND CHARIOT, formerly received the prestigious Platinum Hotels Top Quality Inn certification from Rakuten Travel, guarantees an extraordinary experience for you. The captivating cottages, affectionately known as “cocoons”, promise a unique experience.

Within each room, the cozy wooden interiors emanate a comforting ambiance, coupled with skylights that present opportunities for nature appreciation, stargazing, and welcoming the morning sun. Adding to the charm, the culinary offerings maintain a high standard of excellence. Located atop a hill, the location setting is perfect for an overnight trip, affording the chance to detach from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

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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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Auberge French Forest: Cozy Lodging Experience for Everyone

For a simple but fulfilling overnight trip tailored for couples and individuals, “Auberge French Forest” comes highly recommended. Auberge French Forest is widely known as one of the most luxurious hotels available on Awaji Island. This charming lodging accommodation comprises a restaurant on the ground level and a hotel on the upper floor. At the first-floor restaurant, three distinct buildings offer guests delectable French cuisine, each building with its own unique concept.


How was it? With its encompassing ocean views, picturesque mountains, and delicious gourmet offerings, Awaji Island is an exceptional choice for an overnight trip. We extend a warm invitation for you to explore and experience the charms of Awaji Island during your upcoming summer vacation.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit Awaji Island?

Awaji Island is bustling during popular times like Golden Week and summer vacation. With its pleasant year-round climate and easy access from Kansai, it’s also a great spot for a day trip or overnight trip from September to December when it’s less crowded.

How can I go sightseeing on Awaji Island on foot?

In recent years, the western coast of Awaji Island has gained significant popularity, drawing many to enjoy its striking ocean views and captivating sunsets. Yet, it’s important to note that the footpaths can be narrow and certain areas pose safety concerns for pedestrians.

To address this problem, free shuttle buses are available, conveniently linking Nijigen no Mori and other key attractions along the western coast of Awaji Island. Make sure to utilize these shuttle services for a safer and more enjoyable sightseeing experience.

How to get around on Awaji Island?

Trains are not available on Awaji Island, making automobiles the most practical mode of transportation. Alongside utilizing the island’s local buses, community buses, and free shuttle buses.