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Feel the Spring’s Beginning at Zen Meditation Heaven on Awaji Island

feel the spring on awaji island 2024

Feel the spring as early as March on Awaji Island, where plum blossoms are blooming, inviting visitors to embrace the season’s beginnings. Awaji Island welcomes you to experience the beginning of spring through its attractive spring menus and fairs. Today, we will take you to one of the island’s beloved destinations where you can already feel the spring atmosphere, Zenbo Seinei.

Spring Gourmet with Fresh Vegetables and Edible Flowers

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It is believed that the bitterness of vegetables helps in purifying and detoxifying the body, eliminating accumulated toxins from the winter months. Moreover, the incorporation of edible flowers sourced from Awaji Island lends a stunning, spring-like appearance to the lunch. Chirashi-zushi (toppings of raw and cooked seafood placed on a bed of rice) is crafted with the imagery of spring flowers, to make people feel the spring even more.

Lunch Menu:

– Wild Vegetable Buds Chirashi-zushi, Wrapped in Bamboo Sheath
– Lotus Root Bun with Mitarashi Sauce
– Cooked Wild Spring Vegetables
– Steamed Udo Tofu with Shibazuke Pickle Sauce
– Soba Noodles with Japanese Parsley and Pine Nuts
– Spring Fruit Sweet Sake

Spring Afternoon Tea with Awaji Island’s Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

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Enjoy the beginning of spring with sweets made with sakura (cherry blossoms) and a bamboo sheath-wrapped parfait, each thoughtfully crafted to evoke the beauty of the mountains. Adorned generously with spring edible flowers, these treats symbolize the vibrant colors of spring and its promise of new beginnings. The first layer boasts five savory items, while the second layer offers seven sweets, each delicately prepared to capture the season’s beauty.

Afternoon Tea Menu:

First Box:
– Vegetable and Flower Sushi
– Today’s Nukazuke (Vegetables Fermented in Rice Bran)
– Three Kinds of Pickled Vegetables
– Turnip’s Leaf in Soy Sauce
– Ume (plum) Lotus Root Bun Wrapped with Shiso Leaves

Second Box:
– Rice Cake with Green Soybean Paste
– Spring Yokan (Sweet Bean Jelly)
– Strawberry Daifuku (mochi filled with strawberry and sweet red beans)
– Kudzu Manju (confectionery filled with sweat red bean, wrapped with kudzu)
– Kumquat Shiratama Dango (rice flour dumplings)
Sansho Panna Cotta
– Rice Flour Galette

Meditating in the Perfect Spring Weather

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Zenbo Seinei is renowned for its design and meditation set amidst the breathtaking beauty of nature. Try engaging in a meditation session where you can unwind and partake in various activities to enhance inner peace, including stretches and breathing exercises. This rejuvenating practice has been proven effective in promoting overall wellbeing. And what better time to immerse yourself in this experience than during spring, with its perfect weather temperature, providing an ideal backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation.

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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.

Click here for details of ZEN Wellness SEINEI

Feel the Spring on Awaji Island

feel the spring on Awaji Island

You can already feel the spring on Awaji Island, even before the cherry blossoms’ full bloom predicted for April 1st. Plum blossoms adorn the landscape in full bloom, while temperatures transition to a more comfortable level. Along the island’s west coast, renowned for its diverse culinary offerings ranging from Japanese to Western and European cuisines, new gourmet delights evoking the essence of spring grace the menus. Additionally, vibrant decorations and fairs are starting this month to warmly welcome the season.

Make sure to visit our website regularly for the most upcoming and updated spring-related news and events on the island!