For Japanese people in the Kansai area, Awaji Island is a well-known resort destination. However, it may still be relatively unknown elsewhere. Located approximately 1 hour from Osaka and 40 minutes from Kobe, this island is perfect for a day trip. But for those coming from afar who wish to fully experience island life, staying overnight is highly recommended. Here, we introduce some of the resort hotels on Awaji Island to make your time here more fulfilling.
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Best Resort Hotels on Awaji
Grand Chariot Hokuto Shichisei 135°
Nestled on a quiet, small hill at the mystical longitude 135°, GRAND CHARIOT offers a breathtaking view of Awaji Island’s sea, sky, and countless stars from its cocoon-like rooms. Indulge in the enchanting energy of Awaji Island at this resort hotel.
The meals, supervised by Chef Haruyuki Yamashita, a specialist in Hyogo regional cuisine, showcase the natural riches of Awaji Island’s local ingredients, known as the “Land of Food” (miketsukuni).
Enjoy a relaxing stay even during peak seasons with private villa style rooms. For a special occasion or a delightful moment with loved ones, GRAND CHARIOT Hokuto Shichisei 135° is an excellent choice.
Each room is constructed with hinoki (Japanese cypress) which emits a pleasant fragrance for a serene atmosphere. Pamper yourself with amenities, such as OSAJI skincare products.
In addition to regular rooms, special rooms with different themes are available. Character rooms featuring Hello Kitty, NARUTO, Dragon Quest, Crayon Shin-chan and Godzilla are immensely popular, especially among families and fans of manga and anime. These themed rooms, combined with the nearby anime park Nijigen no Mori and HELLO KITTY SMILE, make it a perfect destination.
|2425-2 Kusumoto, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-2301
Located at Nijigen no Mori in Hyogo Prefecture Awajishima Park
Auberge “French Forest”
At Auberge French Forest, surrounded by nature, guests can enjoy the finest dinners in a chalet on a hill. The three restaurants within the resort offer different themes: La Rose, themed “French × Japanese”; Grand Baobab, a casual fusion of “French × Italian cuisine”; and Prince Etoile, a blend of traditional Basque cuisine. Each provides a unique dining experience catering to various preferences.
The breakfast course is luxurious, featuring local ingredients with attention to detail. You may choose to enjoy it on the outdoor terrace beside the garden while gazing at the lush, green scenery. Perfect for a lazy morning!
Auberge “French Forest” is known for its charming, unique French cuisine, using fresh Awaji Island ingredients. With 3 separate buildings, each managed by a different chef with their own concept, this resort ensures complete privacy for a relaxing stay.
|Auberge “French Forest”
|2593-8 Kusumoto Aza Banaka, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-2301
|La Rose 0799-70-6062
Prince Etoile 0799-70-6061
Grand Baobab 0799-70-6063
|Lunch – 11:30~15:30 (Last Entry: 13:00)
Dinner – 17:30~21:30 (Last Entry: 19:00)
|A Full-Course Lunch ￥7,000～/ A Full-Course Dinner ￥10,000～
Grand Nikko Awaji
Formerly The Westin, this hotel within Awaji Yumebutai is highly convenient with excellent access from Kobe. Grand Nikko Awaji is also within walking distance to the beautiful Akashi Kaikyō Park and even to the sea. With numerous restaurants offering Awaji’s local cuisine, we recommend booking your stay without meals to explore gourmet experiences elsewhere with the hotel as a base.
Fairfield by Marriott Hyogo Awaji Island Higashiura
Overlooking Osaka Bay and located right next to the Urakenmin Sun beach, Fairfield by Marriott Hyogo Awaji Island Higashiura has an excellent location. A great hotel for the summer and beach season!
Within walking distance is the Higashiura Terminal Park, a bus station with a nearby shopping area offering local products and souvenirs. The hotel is easily accessible from Kobe with a direct highway bus to the bus terminal.
Upon check-in, an Avatar Concierge’s guide is included in the room key case. Guests can consult the Avatar for travel advice on meals and sightseeing, to make the most of their Awaji Island experience.
These are a few of the resort hotels on Awaji Island. For those eager to learn more about what to do on Awaji, check out our other articles for must-see places and the top 5 Instagrammable spots on the island.
Our website also provides multiple itineraries to choose from so make sure to take full use of them when planning your trip to Awaji Island!