Indulge in a Luxurious Christmas Dinner on Awaji Island

Christmas, a season synonymous with warmth, joy, and togetherness, has evolved into more than just a festive occasion. It has also become a time for luxury and opulence for some people. In recent years, “luxurious Christmas” has gained popularity, with individuals seeking refined experiences to celebrate the holiday. Awaji Island emerges as the perfect destination for such aspirations.

Luxurious Christmas on Awaji Island

The surge in the popularity of a luxurious Christmas can be attributed to a societal shift towards valuing unique experiences over material gifts, influenced by the visual storytelling culture of social media. Increased affluence, disposable income, and exposure to diverse lifestyles has further broadened perspectives on holiday celebrations. This trend aligns with the desire for respite and joy in a fast-paced world, providing an opportunity for personalized celebrations.

Imagine a quiet, intimate dinner with your loved ones at a high-end restaurant, where the emphasis is not only on the style of the cuisine but also on the use of the most delicious and luxurious ingredients available. Picture a setting where the atmosphere is as impeccable as the views, creating an unforgettable experience that resonates with the spirit of Christmas.

Awaji Island, nestled amidst the serene beauty of nature, emerges as the perfect destination for a luxurious Christmas. The island’s unique charm lies in its ability to seamlessly blend the tranquility of nature with the allure of sophistication. This island, known for its extraordinary landscapes and captivating scenery, provides a perfect backdrop for an indulgent holiday celebration.

On Awaji Island, you can find luxurious restaurants that offer panoramic views of the surrounding beauty and serve the finest cuisine crafted from the most exquisite ingredients. These establishments go beyond the ordinary, curating an experience that aligns perfectly with the concept of a luxurious Christmas celebration. We will introduce you to some of the recommended restaurants on Awaji Island to enjoy a luxurious Christmas dinner.

SEIKAIHA Uminoya – Timeless Christmas Elegance

Step into Uminoya, where the interior design, is reminiscent of a guest house from the early Meiji period, coupled with classical furnishings and enchanting chandeliers. This sets the perfect mood for a quiet and luxurious Christmas dinner with your loved one. The Christmas course is an exquisite fusion of Japanese and Western cuisine. such as carpaccio of 3-year-old fugu (blowfish), and an Awaji beef ragout infused with truffle flavor.

Course Menu

– Cold Appetizer –
Carpaccio of 3-year-old Fugu from Awaji Island Accompanied by Pufferfish Fumet Jelly and Caviar

– Warm Appetizer –
Quail Grilled to Perfection Wrapped in Prosciutto, with Poached Red Shrimp and Couscous

– Fish Course –
Confit Blowfish, with Tarragon Yuzu Sauce, Tomato and Paprika Condiment

– Palate Cleanser –
Granité of Black Tea and Apple

– Meat Course –
Awaji Beef Ragout with Truffle Flavour Mushroom Cream Sauce, Garnished like a Jewel Box

– Dessert –
Chocolate Mousse with Red Berries

– Petit Fours –
Assorted Petite Sweets (3 types)

¥11,000 (Tax Included) (Upgrade the main course for an additional ¥5,000)

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Name SEIKAIHA - Uminoya
Address 70 Nojima-okawa, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1723
Tel 0799-70-9020
Operation Hours 11:00~15:00 (Last In 14:00, L.O. 14:00) 14:00~17:00 (Café time) 17:00~21:00 (Last In 19:30, L.O. 20:00) Closed: Thursdays
Website https://awaji-seikaiha.com/uminoya/
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Ristorante Scuola – Combination of Nature and Luxury

Ristorante Scuola provides an exclusive Italian Christmas course accompanied by a special three-day concert from December 23 (Fri.) to 25 (Mon.). Elevate your holiday experience as the chef artfully crafts a Christmas course, featuring the finest ingredients sourced from Awaji Island. Immerse yourself in the harmonious blend of delectable flavors and enchanting melodies in the space offering panoramic views of the nature of Awaji Island and the stunning Harimanada Sea sunset.

Course Menu

Awaji Strawberry and Mozzarella Caprese

Awaji Ebisu Mochi Pork with Awaji Island Vegetables

Primi Piatti
Lobster and Awaji Sea Eel Aglio e Olio

Secondi Piatti
Awaji Beef Sirloin Steak with Foie Gras Croquette and Madeira Wine

Dolce 1
Chocolate Biscuit with Mascarpone Cream

Dolce 2
Crepes with the Fragrance of Orange


¥11,000 (Tax Included)

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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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Aman no Shokutaku (Sajiki) – Awaji Island’s Luxurious Christmas Dinner

Aman no Shokutaku (Sajiki) stands amidst nature on Awaji Island. Here, you can savor the finest seasonal ingredients that Awaji Island proudly offers, expertly prepared through teppanyaki and other culinary techniques. The special course features a luxurious Christmas lineup of ingredients, including red snow crab, 3-year-old fugu (blowfish), shark fin, abalone, lobster, and Awaji beef.

Course Menu

Tartare of Hyogo Tajima Red Snow Crab and Avocado, Topped with Caviar

Warm Dish
Charcoal-grilled 3-year-old Fugu (Blowfish) from Awaji Island, with Puree of Shungiku and Citrus

Consommé Beef Bouillon Soup, Served with Teppanyaki-Grilled Shark Fin

Steamed Dish
Teppanyaki-Steamed Live Abalone, Accompanied by Awaji Lemon and Matsutake Mushroom

Roasted Lobster, Drizzled with Sauce Extracted from Lobster Shells

Teppanyaki-Grilled Awaji Beef Fillet Steak with Awaji Winter Vegetables

Compote of Small Fruits and Sicilian White Pudding

¥23,000 (Tax Included)

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Name Aman no Shokutaku
1F Utage
2F Sajiki
Address 1042 Nojima-Tokiwa, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1726
Tel "Utage” 0799-70-9089
“Sajiki” 0799-70-9090
Operation Hours “Utage”: Weekdays 11:00~21:00 (L.O. 20:00) / Sat., Sun. & Holidays 10:30~21:00 (L.O. 20:00)
“Sajiki” 11:00~15:00 / 17:00~21:00 (L.O.19:30) Closed: Tuesdays
Website https://amannoshokutaku.jp/
Reservations: Utage https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/aman-utage/reserve
Reservations: Sajiki https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/aman-sajiki/reserve

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By choosing one of these exquisite restaurants, you can elevate your Christmas celebration to new heights. Awaji Island, with its breathtaking landscapes and culinary gems, sets the stage for an unforgettable and truly luxurious Christmas experience. Embrace the spirit of the season in a setting that combines the magic of Christmas with the nature of Awaji Island.