Exciting Theme Parks for Golden Week on Awaji Island

Awaji Island has a variety of exciting theme parks, each offering unique attractions for both adults and children. Golden Week is the perfect opportunity for families and friends to explore these exciting attractions together.

Join us as we introduce you to some of the island’s most highly recommended theme parks to elevate your Golden Week experience.

Step Into the Anime World at Nijigen no Mori

Nijigen no Mori is a stand-out innovative anime theme park, where visitors can fully engage with the world of 2D characters using all their senses. Located within Hyogo Prefectural Awaji Island Park, it is conveniently located near Awaji Interchange, making it a popular destination, especially during Golden Week.

The park features vast grasslands ideal for sports and leisure activities, along with a themed food court, Mori no Terrace, serving up anime-inspired dishes. Nijigen no Mori is renowned for its attractions showcasing beloved Japanese anime, manga, and games, including “Dragon Quest”, “Godzilla”, and “NARUTO & BORUTO”.

Jump into experiences found nowhere else at this unique theme park. From ninja challenges to ziplines into the maw of Godzilla, or embarking on quests in the RPG world, there is something for everyone.

Check out these reviews of actual experiences at Nijigen no Mori. If you’re considering a visit, be sure to take a look!

The Naruto Park Experience: “NARUTO & BORUTO Shinobi-Zato” in Nijigen no Mori

Enter the Realm of Dragon Quest and Enjoy the Fully Immersive Adventure on Awaji Island

Experiencing Godzilla Intercept Operation at Awaji Island National Institute of Godzilla Disaster

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Exciting news! Nijigen no Mori is set to collaborate with the popular anime SPY x FAMILY, introducing 2 thrilling new areas: the “Heartthrob Maze” and “Flower Park”.

Event period: April 20, 2024 (Sat) – October 20, 2024 (Sun)

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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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Adorable Guinness World Records™ at the HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX Theme Park

Hello Kitty Show Box

Perfect for family fans of Hello Kitty. HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX holds the prestigious title of being certified by Guinness World Records™ as the “Largest roof in the shape of a brand character”. Its unique roof, fashioned in the likeness of Hello Kitty’s face, is a must-see sight.

Inside this remarkable facility, visitors can catch dynamic performances of the Hello Kitty jazz band show, while also enjoying lunch. Additionally, there is a cute cafe where guests can meet and greet Hello Kitty herself over tea and cake.

Hello Kitty Showbox Food

The creative menu of vegan dishes crafted from plant-based ingredients, without any animal products is a healthy way for fans of the feline figure to make the most of their time at HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX. After the meal, explore shops offering a wide range of original Sanrio character souvenirs.

Hello Kitty Show Box: An Adorable Experience with a World-Famous Fictional Character

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Address 177-5 Nojimahirabayashi, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1724
Access 10 minutes by car from Awaji IC and 15 minutes from Hokudan Interchange on Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway.
Phone Number 0799-70-9022
Parking Free parking available
Closed Wednesdays
Operating Hours 11:00-17:00
Show Time 12:10-13:30(Open at 11:00, Last In at 12:00)
Café and Greetings by HELLO KITTY 14:00-17:00 Greeting at 14:30-/16:00- Café Show and Greetings by HELLO KITTY: 14:30~ / 16:00~
Website https://awajiresort.com/hellokittyshowbox/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/hellokittyshowbox/reserve

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HELLO KITTY APPLE HOUSE proudly holds the Guinness World Records title as the “Largest building in the shape of an apple”. Next to HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX, it has become a beloved destination for Hello Kitty enthusiasts. Inside, visitors can enjoy the mesmerizing experience of 360° projection mapping, also inspired by Hello Kitty.

Hello Kitty Theme Park x Breathtaking Ocean Views HELLO KITTY SMILE

Hello Kitty Smile

HELLO KITTY SMILE is a charming theme park on Awaji Island, offering visitors the chance to meet Hello Kitty herself. The theme park provides a blend of media art, dining experiences, and stunning views of Awaji Island’s seascape. The meals made from locally sourced Awaji Island ingredients feature authentic Chinese cuisine and one-person hot pot courses, along with a dedicated children’s menu.

The facility also has shops to peruse original Hello Kitty goods to cherish the memories of your visit. Just like HELLO KITTY SHOWBOX, this is a great place for Hello Kitty lovers and families during the Golden Week period.

HELLO KITTY SMILE is the Perfect Place to Enjoy HELLO KITTY

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Address 985-1 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721
Access 10 minutes by car from Awaji IC or Hokudan IC on Awaji-Kobe-Naruto Expressway.
Parking Free parking available
Operating Hours Weekdays 11:00~19:00
Sat., Sun, & Public Holidays 10:00~19:00
Please note that each restaurant/café has different operating hours.
Closed Tuesdays
Website https://awaji-resort.com/hellokittysmile/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/hellokitty-smile2restaurant/reserve
Phone Number 0799-70-9037

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Awaji Island is the Perfect Getaway for the Golden Week Holiday

We have showcased a diverse range of character theme parks that offer enjoyment for both adults and children alike. But these theme parks are just the start of all that awaits on Awaji Island, from stunning architecture to top-class dining, for the perfect Golden Week family getaway.

Escape the crowds of the big cities this Golden Week and head to the wide open spaces on Awaji Island for a super chill atmosphere and a refreshing change of pace.