Female Travel on Awaji Island: Recommended Activities & Sightseeing Spots

yumebutai on Awaji Island

Awaji Island, located conveniently close to Osaka and Kobe, offers the perfect trip for female travelers seeking a rejuvenating getaway. Here, amidst serene natural landscapes, delicious gourmet cuisine, and adorable experiences, you will find many activities tailored to enhance your female travel experience.

What’s more, Awaji Island’s accessibility makes it a perfect destination for exploring without needing a car. Let’s go on a journey to discover the top spots that promise unforgettable moments for female travelers.

HELLO KITTY SMILE: Crafting Cute Memories for Female Travelers on Awaji Island

HELLO KITTY SMILE is a unique indoor complex featuring a giant dome-shaped Hello Kitty face. Female travelers can meet Otohime Hello Kitty, a character exclusive to the island. You can also enjoy locally sourced cuisine at the restaurant, shop for original goods, and view the beautiful projection mapping, all in one charming location.

One of the highlights at HELLO KITTY SMILE is the “Unglazed Character’s Painting Experience”, which has been creating a buzz on social media. Choose from beloved characters like Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, or Pompompurin to personalize your unique and adorable masterpiece.

Additionally, an indoor area offers a variety of crafts such as sand painting and vinyl pyrography, providing an immersive experience for both adults and children alike.

Female travelers often find themselves so engrossed in the creative process that they lose track of time, fully immersed in their craft. So why not seize the opportunity to enjoy this special experience during your travel?

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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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miele the DINER: A Stylish Resort Restaurant with Panoramic Views of the Ocean

Located by the sea, miele the DINER offers a stylish dining concept that combines luxurious seafood and meat with seasonal sweets made from Awaji Island fruits. The resort restaurant provides female travelers with a spacious and relaxing environment where they can unwind and lose track of time.

The diverse menu features an assortment of pizzas, hamburgers, pasta, and more, along with a salad buffet showcasing fresh vegetables, including the renowned Awaji Island onions on 1F. A particular favorite among women is the vibrant fruit bowl, brimming with an assortment of colorful fruits, offered at 2F café.

Perfect for female travel, miele the DINER exudes a resort-like ambiance, enhanced by the breathtaking ocean views visible from the second floor.

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Name miele the DINER
Address 985-1, Nojima Hikinora, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721
TEL 0799-70-9123
Official Web Site https://miele-the-diner.com/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/miele-the-diner/reserve
Operation Hours 1F : 11:00 a.m. ~8:00 p.m.(L.O.7:30 p.m.)
2F : 11:00 a.m.~7:00 p.m.(L.O.6:30 p.m.)
Closed Tuesdays (Open if it is a holiday)

Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park: Beautiful Flower Spots Recommended for Female Travelers

golden week on Awaji Island

Just 5 minutes by car from Awaji IC, Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park stands out as one of Kansai’s premier destinations for the beautiful nemophila flowers, especially during this time of the year. The park offers easy accessibility and spacious grounds, making it ideal for strolls and picturesque photo opportunities, a must for any girls’ trip.

During the Golden Week period, the park hosts a “Spring Carnival” event, where travelers can view the stunning array of colorful flowers, including buttercup flowers, livingston daisies, and rubina flowers.

Awaji Yumebutai: Instagrammable Photo Spot for Female Travelers

Awaji Yumebutai is a must-visit destination for any female traveler to Awaji Island. Designed by the internationally acclaimed architect Tadao Ando, this architectural marvel embodies the themes of regional revitalization and harmonious coexistence with nature. Its striking exposed concrete structure, blending modernity with tradition, has captivated visitors from near and far.

The centerpiece of Awaji Yumebutai is the “Hyakudanen”, or Hundred Terraced Gardens, depicted in the photo. This breathtaking display features seasonal plants meticulously arranged in a geometric pattern, creating a mesmerizing backdrop that is perfect for capturing stunning photos, and posting pictures on social media.

Awaji Chef’s Garden by PASONA: Casual but Stylish Seaside Restaurants

Chef’s Garden celebrates local cuisine alongside a diverse array of specialty restaurants from across Japan. Try a wide variety of dishes including a steaming bowl of buckwheat noodles originally created for Himeji Station, a beloved Himeji institution with over 70 years of history, savor the rich flavors of an Awaji wagyu beef steak rice bowl, and many more.

With seating for many diners on the seaside terrace, travelers can immerse themselves in the breathtaking scenery while sampling a variety of dishes. This culinary destination is perfect for female travelers seeking a memorable dining experience in a colorful and Instagram-worthy setting overlooking the picturesque ocean.

Name Awai Chef's Garden by PASONA
Address 57-3, Nojima Okawa, Awaji Shi, Hyogo Ken, 656-1723
Parking Approx. 140 units
Phone Number 080-8177-4501
Website https://www.awaji-chefgarden.com/
Business Hours 11:00~21:00 (last order 20:00) 
*Subject to change depending on the season and weather.

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