Fun Time with Your Dog on Awaji Island!

dog fun on awaji island

Are you a dog owner looking to take your adorable four-legged family member on vacation, but unsure of where to go? Planning a trip with dogs can be challenging, as you will need to find accommodations that offer a comfortable space and amenities like a dog menu to ensure their well-being and enjoyment throughout the journey.

Fortunately, Awaji Island located in the serene Seto Inland Sea, is a hidden gem known for its pet-friendly facilities and restaurants. Here, you will discover options perfect for dog owners seeking a fun time with their beloved companions. Let’s explore some of these locations together!

Auberge “French Forest”

fun time with dog on awaji island

At Auberge “French Forest” on Awaji Island, guests are treated to a delightful dining experience amidst lush surroundings. Among its three buildings, Prince Etoile stands out for its dog-friendly terrace, where you and your pets can bask in the sunshine and enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings on fine weather days.

Popular for its fusion of Spanish Basque and French cuisines, Prince Etoile offers a delicious course menu made with fresh ingredients sourced from Awaji Island. Enjoy every moment with your family, including your beloved four-legged member as you create cherished memories together. (Note: a course menu is offered only during lunch time.)

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Name Auberge “French Forest”
Address 2593-8 Kusumoto Aza Banaka, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-2301
TEL La Rose 0799-70-6062
Prince Etoile 0799-70-6061
Grand Baobab 0799-70-6063
Website https://frenchnomori.jp/
Reservations https://frenchnomori.jp/reservation/
Operation Hours Lunch – 11:30~15:30 (Last Entry: 13:00)
Dinner – 17:30~21:30 (Last Entry: 19:00)
Menu A Full-Course Lunch ¥7,000~/ A Full-Course Dinner ¥10,000~

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Nijigen no Mori (Hyogo Prefectural Awaji Island Park)

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While Nijigen no Mori is renowned as an anime theme park, it also has a vast lawn area where visitors can let their dogs roam freely and play to their heart’s content. For a more leisurely experience, we recommend taking a stroll through Hyogo Prefectural Awajishima Park, where you can admire seasonal flowers while enjoying quality time with your dogs.

Don’t miss the chance to capture memorable moments with iconic characters like Godzilla and Crayon Shin-chan, as the park offers numerous photo opportunities. With its blend of nature and entertainment, Nijigen no Mori will surely delight even the most discerning of your four-legged companions.
(Note: To enter attraction areas at Nijigen no Mori, a head of your dog needs to be inside a cage or any other carrier.)

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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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Café Scuola (Nojima Scuola)

Nojima Scuola stands as a symbolic landmark on the west coast of Awaji Island, a beautifully renovated elementary school complex that now houses a café, a restaurant, and a marché. Adding to its charm, the school yard features a free dog run designed for small and medium-sized dogs to frolic and play freely.

Venture inside to discover Café Scuola on the first floor, a welcoming café where dogs are welcome to join their owners. Here, you will find an extensive menu tailored specifically for your cute four-legged family member, such as the popular “Strawberry and Soymilk Shortcake” and “Hamburger Steak made with Domestic Chicken and Tofu”. It’s the perfect way to indulge in some quality time with your beloved pet.

Menus for your dog companions at Café Scuola (Japanese).

Name Café Scuola
Address 843 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721
TEL 0799-82-1820
Official Web Site https://nojima-scuola.com/cafe/
Reservations Not accepted
Operation Hours [Weekdays] Lunch Time: 11:00 a.m.~2:00 p.m. (L.O. 2:00 p.m.) / Café Time: 2: 00 p.m.~5:30 p.m. (L.O. 5:15 p.m.)
[Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays] Lunch Time: 10:30 a.m.~3:00 p.m. (L.O. 3:00 p.m.) / Café Time: 3:00 p.m.~5:30 p.m. (L.O. 5:15 p.m.)
Closed Wednesdays

miele the garden

fun with your dog on Awaji island

miele the garden is a charming garden terrace-style café-restaurant with breathtaking ocean views. What sets this establishment apart is its special area designated for dogs, allowing you to dine alongside your charming friend in comfort.

One popular item on the dog menu is the special hamburger steak, made with only the finest Awaji chicken and carrots, providing a healthy and tender treat for your dogs. Enjoying your meal against one of Japan’s top 100 sunsets, you’ll create cherished memories with your beloved dog.

Menus for your dog companions at miele the garden (Japanese).

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Name miele the garden
Address 816 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721
TEL 0799-70-9031
Operation Hours Weekdays- 11:00~18:30 (L.O.18:00)
Sat., Sun., & Holidays- 10:00~19:00 (L.O. 18:30)
Closed on: Wednesdays (open if it is a Public Holiday)
Website https://mielethegarden.com/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/mielethegarden/reserve

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