1. HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX

  2. HELLO KITTY SMILE

  3. NIJIGEN NO MORI

  4. 禅坊靖寧パース

    ZEN Wellness SEINEI

  5. クラフトサーカス外観

    CRAFT CIRCUS

  6. 海神人の食卓

    Aman no Shokutaku

  7. 望楼青海波外観TOP

    Holistic Wellness Hotel – Boro Seikaiha…

  8. ドローン外観

    GRAND CHARIOT

  9. 淡路シェフガーデン

    Awaji Chef’s Garden

  10. オーベルジュフレンチの森プリンスエトワール外観

    Auberge “French Forest”

  11. SEIKAIHA – Koshu no Ya

  12. SEIKAIHA-Umi no Ya

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World Heritage Site, “Cool Japan” Anime-themed Park and Japanese Cuisine in a 3-day Trip

You must have heard or already visited Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, i.e. major tourist destinations in Japan. For those who would like to venture into “old” Japan and its origin, a trip to experience one of World Heritage Sites and the island known to be the first one created according to a Japanese myth in the western Japan (Kansai area) is definitely the one not to be missed!  

For this 2-night/3-day trip, you wouldn’t need a car. Japanese trains are operated without any delays, not even one minute unless there are bad weathers! They are very clean, safe and very convenient, especially going from one major city to another.

Itinerary of the Trip:

Day 1: Visit Himeji Castle

Kansai Airport

            ↓  JR; 50 min.

Shin-Osaka Station

             ↓ Shinkansen (Sanyo Shinkansen Line); 30 min.

Himeji Station

              ↓ By walk; 20 min.

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle, a World Heritage Site, is also called Shirasagi (white heron) castle because it looks like a beautiful white heron spreading its wings. These white walls of this castle against the blue sky will be one of the best scenes that you will encounter in Japan! 400 years after the castle was built, now you can actually see the inside the castle and imagine how samurai warriors and their lord lived.

Day 1: Stay at Grand Chariot in Nijigen no Mori

Grand Chariot

Himeji Station

             ↓  JR Kobe Line; 25 min.

Akashi Station

              ↓ 10 min. walk

Akashi Port

              ↓ Ferry (Jenova Line); 10 min.

Iwaya Port, Awaji Island

              ↓ Free Shuttle Bus; 13 min.

Nijigen no Mori

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Name GRAND CHARIOT
Adress 2425-2 Kusumoto, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-2301
Located at Nijigen no Mori in Hyogo Prefecture Awajishima Park
Tel 0799-64-7090
Offical Web Site https://awaji-grandchariot.com/
Reservations https://go-grandchariot.reservation.jp/en
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Located on the 135th meridian east where the mystical power dwells, Grand Chariot is a luxurious glamping facility. In the rooms, named “Cocoons” after their shape where privacy is ensured, the starry skies can be seen from the skylight window of more than 5m high. In the morning, sunlight comes pouring in and engulf the room in the nature of the Island. An anime-themed cocoons like Naruto and Dragon Quest Cocoon are very popular and it is highly recommended to reserve early.

Grand Chariot is located on a hill at Nijigen no Mori, an anime-themed park, and its shuttle bus will pick you up from the parking area at Nijigen no Mori.

A dinner is a Japanese cuisine using locally grown produce, freshly caught seafood, and beef.

From the observation area on top of the hill, you will be able to see an amazing sunset over beyond Akashi Kaikyo (Strait).

Day 2: Explore Nijigen no Mori

Experience 2-dimentional popular Japanese anime contents in a real world of the beautiful nature of Awaji Island. Each attractions and rides are independent making it possible to buy an individual ticket of your favorite anime character.

Nijigen no Mori

Attractions:

“Dragon Quest Island Daimaou Zoma and the Island of Beginning”

“Dragon Quest Island” is an outdoor field RPG attraction, which is a fusion of real and digital world, where you can explore the world of “Dragon Quest”, with your own feet as the main character of the story.

Godzilla Interception Operation-National Godzilla Awajishima Research Center

Based on the theme of the Godzilla that landed on Awaji Island, it is the world’s only entertainment attraction with the world’s largest life-size Godzilla where you can fully experience the power of Godzilla. You can do so by trying the Theater, Zip Line, Shooting Game, and Godzilla Museum.

Naruto & Boruto Shinobizato

“Hokage Rock” and life-size dolls of characters appearing in the anime are set up to recreate the world of Naruto and Boruto. Have fun with “Ten no Maki (Heaven Volume)” which is a 3-story maze, “Chi no Maki (Earth Volume)” which is a mission-based rally, and “Chi no Maki Gaiden (Supplementary Earth Volume)” which is a riddle with hints in the Shinobizato setting.

Day 2: Lunch at Nijigen no Mori

Ramen Ichiraku

A ramen restaurant based on the concept of NARUTO & BORUTO’s world.

Mori no Terrace

A restaurant situated deep inside Nijigen no Mori’s forest, offering delicious meals utilizing

ingredients produced locally on Awaji Island.

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Park Name NIJIGEN NO MORI
Address 2425-2 Kusumoto, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-2301
TEL 0799-64-7061
Official Web Site 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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Day 2: Stay at a Hot Spring,” Boro Seikaiha”

Nijigen no Mori

              ↓ Taxi (Ask our avatar on this website for more details)

Boro Seikaiha

Boro Seikaiha is a holistic wellness ryokan (hotel) with a natural radon hot spring, overlooking at Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world. All the rooms have an ocean view.

Rooms have a tatami floor, offering you an authentic Japanese experience, but no need to worry! All the rooms are equipped with beds to ensure a comfortable sleep. You can also experience a Japanese natural radon hot spring, healing your body from the trip.

Supervised by Nobuaki Fushiki, a well-known chef specializing in fermented food, the menu with a lot of local vegetables aims to detox and nourish visceral organs. It is great for those with health-conscious mind.

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Location Holistic Wellness Hotel - Boro Seikaiha
Address 1833-4 Iwaya, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-2401
Access 40 minutes by car from Shin-Kobe Station / Kobe Airport. 5 minutes from Awaji IC on the Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway.
Parking Available
Phone Number 050-3684-4838
Reception Hours Check-in: from 15:00
Check-out: 11:00
Website https://www.bourou-seikaiha.jp/
Reservations https://rsv.temanasi.jp/3/room/search
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Day 3:Check out and Lunch

Boro Seikaiha

         ↓  Free Hotel Shuttle

Iwaya Port

        ↓ Free Shuttle Bus; 25 min. to Harusansan/ 29 min. to SEIKAIHA

Harusansan or SEIKAIHA

         ↓ Free Shuttle

Iwaya Port

        ↓     Jenova Ferry; 10 min.

Akashi Port

          ↓    10 min. walk

Akashi Station

Lunch Recommendation 1: Harusansan, A Farmer’s Restaurant

陽燦燦の内観画像

Having a field right in front of the restaurant, it is a “circular” restaurant based on the concept of SDGs. Lunch uses all local produce freshly harvested and you will be amazed how tasty all these vegetables are!

Designed by Shigeru Ban, a world-known architect, a restaurant has a thatched roof and wooden interior, using only those materials that will decompose and be returned to nature.

So good to the environment and healthy to your body!

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Name Farmer’s Restaurant – Haru San San
Address 1510-4 Nojima-tokiwa Aza Genpachi, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1726
Tel 0799-70-9082
Operation Hours 10:00~18:00 (L.O. 17:00)
Closed: Wednesdays
Official Web Site https://www.awaji-nlr.com/harusansan
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/noukarestaurant-haru-sansan/reserve
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Lunch Recommendation 2: Aonoya at SEIKAIHA

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For sushi and tempura lovers, Aonoya located right in front of the ocean is perfect! “Aonoya Gozen Set” with sushi and tempura with freshly caught seafood and local produce as well as side dishes cooked with dashi broth, is highly recommended.

All the seats are on tiered counters, facing the ocean and you can savor your lunch, watching how chefs prepare Japanese cuisine.

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Name SEIKAIHA - Ao no Ya
Address 70 Nojima-okawa, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1723
Tel 0799-70-9020
Official Web Site https://awaji-seikaiha.com/aonoya/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/awaji-seikaiha/reserve
Operating Hours 11:00~15:00 (Last In 14:00, L.O. 14:00)
17:00~21:00 (Last In 19:30, L.O. 20:00)
Closed: Thursdays

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Lunch Recommendation 3: Uminoya at SEIKAIHA

Western food interpreted in a Japanese way such as Omelet Rice, Hamburg Steak and Fried Prawns, that you have often seen in Japanese anime, can be experienced at Uminoya.

The interior of the restaurant is the of Meiji and Taisho era, when Japan was highly influenced by western cultures. It is also located right in front of the ocean and you can enjoy your lunch while relishing a beautiful ocean view and a live music.

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Name SEIKAIHA - Umi no Ya
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
Official Web Site https://awaji-seikaiha.com/uminoya/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/awaji-seikaiha/reserve

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Enjoy your trip!