The Best Theme Parks on Awaji Island

Just 40 minutes away from Kobe in the Seto Inland Sea, Awaji Island has a wealth of attractions. Among these, the resort island’s various theme parks are some of the most famous and popular. Here are some of the best for your next trip to Awaji Island!

Nijigen no Mori Anime Park

Welcome to Nijigen no Mori Anime Theme Park, where the world of anime and pop culture come to life! This one-of-a-kind Awaji Island anime theme park has been a tourist hot spot since its opening in 2017. Nijigen no Mori has permanent attractions featuring Naruto, Godzilla, Dragon Quest and Crayon Shin-chan.

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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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Hello Kitty Apple Land

HELLO KITTY APPLE HOUSE next to HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX, is the world’s largest apple-shaped building. Inside is a 360° theater where Hello Kitty’s favorite things appear one after another in a fantastic dream world.

Our favorite feline character can be found throughout the interior, for unmissable photo spots. Only from this rooftop can we see the Hello Kitty shaped roof of HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX next door against a backdrop of sea and sky for the ultimate selfie!



The HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX is a fun place for shows, dining, and shopping. During the all-vegan lunch time show you can see the smash hit HELLO KITTY JAZZ BAND show with its dynamic live performances and projection mapping animation. The show changes every season, so true fans love to come back again and again.

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Address 177-5 Nojimahirabayashi, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1724
Access 10 minutes by car from Awaji IC and 15 minutes from Hokudan Interchange on Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway.
Phone Number 0799-70-9022
Parking Free parking available
Closed Wednesdays
Operating Hours 11:00-17:00
Show Time 12:10-13:30(Open at 11:00, Last In at 12:00)
Café and Greetings by HELLO KITTY 14:00-17:00 Greeting at 14:30-/16:00- Café Show and Greetings by HELLO KITTY: 14:30~ / 16:00~
Website https://awajiresort.com/hellokittyshowbox/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/hellokittyshowbox/reserve

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HELLO KITTY SMILE is the only Hello Kitty-themed gallery in Japan, bursting with the latest media art of Hello Kitty in the ocean as well as related goods and a a 360-degree theater.

At HELLO KITTY SMILE, visitors enter a world of digital multimedia animated imagery inspired by the ancient Japanese folk tale, “the Palace of the Dragon Princess.” Don’t miss the photogenic spots where entire walls are covered with Hello Kitty motifs and the interactive touch-sensitive animation. In the gallery and restaurants, Hello Kitty comes out to say hello!

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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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Awaji Farm Park England Hill

淡路ファームパーク イングランドの丘

England Hill is a theme park with a flower field and a Zoo. The biggest draw is definitely the zoo with it’s stars the koalas. But other interesting animals include wallabies, rabbits, big birds and cute capybaras. The Zoo side also has a big greenhouse with tortoises older then you!

On the botanical garden side are a variety of flowers blooming in each season and a historic building from the Meiji Era. The place also offers activities such as boating on the small lake and bread-making.

Opening hours:
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
(check for any holidays on the official website)

Admission Fee:
Adults: 1200 yen
Children: 400 yen (children under 3 years are free)

Awaji World Park Onokoro

Onokoro Park sits on an artificial island next to Shizuki town in the middle of Awaji Island. The park is ideal for families with small children. See realistic miniature reproductions of famous buildings and monuments from around the world, then hop on merry-go-rounds or the giant Ferris wheel.

Opening Hours:
(Weekdays: 10:00-17:30; October–February: until 17:00)

Admission fee:
Adults: 1,400 yen
Children: 700 yen

Awaji Monkey Center

The Monkey center is on the east side of Kashiwara Mountain in Sumoto city on Awaji Island. It was first open in 1967 and is currently home to around 350 monkeys. Awaji Island monkeys are gentle and friendly so you can feel at ease walking among them.

About an hour here is enough to enjoy the experience. Please remember to leave snacks and food items in your car and do not try to pet or pick up the monkeys as they are wild animals.

Opening Hours:
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed on Thursdays

Admission Fee:
Adult : 700 yen  (11 and above)
Child : 350 yen (7 -11)


Here we listed the 5 most famous theme parks on Awaji Island for you to choose from! Make sure to put them on your list for the next trip!