Memorable Summer Family Trip to Awaji Island

During summer vacation, Awaji Island becomes an irresistible destination in Japan for families seeking an unforgettable trip. Going on a family trip to Awaji Island opens doors to a world of adventure and relaxation. In this article, we have handpicked some must-visit sightseeing spots on Awaji Island and local dishes during the summer season!

Experience the Fun Awaji Island Sea with Your Family!

Awaji Island has long been associated with its stunning coastal landscapes and the charm of the sea. The crystal-clear waters of the island have earned it high acclaim, with some of its beaches receiving an impressive AA rating in bathing beach water quality surveys. The sea’s mesmerizing cobalt blue hue and exceptional transparency add to the irresistible charm of Awaji Island’s sea and beaches.

Among the island’s many coastal treasures, Ohama Beach in Sumoto City stands out as a true gem. This year, “Frolic Sea Adventure Park Awaji Island” by Wibit Peakz will feature again. It offers a thrilling experience with approximately 27 water athletic attractions, including trampolines, slides, jumps, and swings.

Keinomatsubara Beach is also a must-visit spot for families exploring Awaji Island. As the largest sea on Awaji Island, it has garnered numerous awards, being designated as one of Japan’s “100 best beaches”, “100 best bathing beaches”, and “100 best sunsets”. The beach offers a campground with rental options for beach tents, rear cars, and barbecue equipment, making it perfect for families.

Summer Fun with Your Family at Nijigen no Mori!


Nijigen no Mori is a popular entertainment complex on Awaji Island that showcases the rich world of Japanese anime. The theme park features various immersive anime experiences and serves as a hub for anime enthusiasts and fans of Japanese pop culture.

Nijigen no Mori provides attractions from popular franchises such as Naruto & Boruto, Dragon Quest, Godzilla, and many more which attract many visitors, including domestic and international tourists. Additionally, Nijigen no Mori offers a perfect setting for bonding with friends, families, and even pets.



Click here for reservations

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.

Click here for details of NIJIGEN NO MORI

The Perfect Family Lunch at Awaji Island

miele: Combination of Exquisite Flavors and Outstanding Views

miele is a unique culinary place on Awaji Island. This restaurant combines exceptional food and service with stunning views of the ocean. As soon as you enter miele, you will be greeted by a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. The elegant interior design and soft lighting combine to create a calming ambiance, instantly making you feel at ease and home.

The aspect of miele’s dining experience that is truly impressive is its remarkable food. Their dedication and passion for culinary craftsmanship shine through in every dish they serve. Among their renowned specialties are shirasu (whitebait) pizza, seasonal desserts, and honey-related food & desserts which are perfect for families. Additionally, given that onions are extremely popular on the island, onion-topping pizzas are also highly recommended at the restaurant.

Name miele
Adress 785-9 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721
Tel 0799-80-2600
Operation Hours Weekdays 11:00~19:00 (L.O.18:30)
Sat., Sun, & Public Holidays 9:30~19:30 (L.O.19:00)
Closed: Tuesdays
In Aug. and Sept. it will not be closed on Tuesdays
Website https://www.miele-da-scuola.com/

Click here for details of miele

Unforgettable Awaji Island BBQ Experience at Nojima Scuola

For barbecue enthusiasts, the Nojima BBQ Terrace is an absolute must-visit. At the BBQ Terrace in Nojima Scola, families are highly encouraged to try the “BBQ Set”, which presents two options: Standard and Premium. These sets offer a wide variety of mouthwatering dishes, making it a nice choice for a satisfying family dining experience.

Located on a hillside, this place presents a splendid view of the Seto Inland Sea, while its covered terrace offers a cozy and shaded environment to escape the summer sun. As evening approaches, prepare to be captivated by a mesmerizing sunset, for it has earned its place among Japan’s esteemed top 100 sunset views.

Click here for reservations

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)

Click here for details of Nojima Scuola

Explore More of Awaji Island with Your Family During Summer

Discover the finest family-friendly destinations on Awaji Island! If you find yourself unsure of where to go, this article serves as a valuable guide to planning a delightful and memorable trip with your family to Awaji Island.


I hope you and your family will have a fantastic trip! Awaji Island has earned its reputation as an exceptional family vacation destination. Its popularity is on the rise in Japan, particularly in the Kansai region. Whether you seek scenic wonders, thrilling adventures, or delicious cuisine, Awaji Island offers a diverse range of experiences to suit you.