Your Ultimate Spring Break Experience on Awaji Island

This is one of the most captivating times of the year in Japan, when cherry blossoms paint the landscape in pink, and families and friends come together to enjoy the season. Whether you are planning a visit to Japan during this festive time, or looking to make the most of your spring break, you are in the right place. In this article, we will guide you through some of the must-visit destinations on Awaji Island to ensure you make the most of your spring break.

1) Exciting Spring Break for Anime Enthusiasts

Nijigen no Mori

If you are spending spring break with friends or celebrating your graduation, and you are seeking an exciting experience, especially if you have a passion for anime, then we have just the place for you. Anime Park Nijigen no Mori is the perfect destination for those looking to spend their spring break with excitement in a serene setting. With its expansive grounds, you can enjoy hanami (cherry blossom viewing) while surrounded by all things anime.

At the anime park, you will find many attractions deeply intertwined with anime culture. From Naruto Park, where you can engage in thrilling ninja-related challenges, to immersing yourself in the RPG world by entering the mouth of Godzilla, there is something for everyone here.

Additionally, do not miss out on the limited-time collaboration event with Spy x Family, a wildly popular anime sensation. It is an extraordinary experience that will leave a lasting impression! The event will start on Saturday, April 20.

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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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2) Wholesome Experience with Adorable Characters

If the exciting spring break in Nijigen no Mori is not your cup of tea, you might want a calmer spring break experience surrounded by the adorable characters of Sanrio. Then, HELLO KITTY SHOWBOX and HELLO KITTY SMILE are perfect for you. Imagine having a unique experience surrounded by cute decorations and atmosphere, it is a truly unique experience.

HELLO KITTY SHOWBOX is a theater restaurant offering adorable vegan Hello Kitty-themed lunches, all while enjoying the delightful Hello Kitty Jazz performance. Do not forget to explore the shops on 1F and 2F, where you will find limited Hello Kitty goods. Next to the building, you will discover a charming apple-shaped structure housing a mesmerizing projection mapping experience.

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Just a stone’s throw away, HELLO KITTY SMILE awaits, offering a whimsical theme park experience. You can experience the Hello Kitty-themed projection mapping and media art galleries, where every decoration exudes the adorable essence of Hello Kitty. We highly recommend visiting these locations for a delightfully cute experience during your spring break.

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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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3) A Trendy Spring Break with Ocean Views

If you are seeking a trendy spring break experience at cafes with stunning ocean views, look no further! The west coast of Awaji Island provides a selection of trendy cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful ocean. As the day transitions into the evening, you will have the opportunity to witness a breathtaking sunset, renowned as one of the “Top 100 Sunsets in Japan”.

Our top recommendation for a trendy spring break experience would be miele. This culinary gem offers a delectable array of dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients from Awaji Island. miele which also means honey, also has an impressive selection of honey-themed desserts. Try their famous dessert pizzas, whitebait pizza, and homemade honey-flavored beer, all of which come highly recommended for your trendy spring break experience.

Another noteworthy recommendation is Awaji Chef’s Garden, a culinary complex featuring an array of restaurants serving Awaji Island’s local delicacies as well as dishes from around Japan and the world. Here, you can sample a variety of dishes and cuisines, and then enjoy them while gazing out at the stunning ocean views. If you are eager to explore diverse flavors, Awaji Chef’s Garden will provide a satisfying experience.

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/

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There you have it, a curated list of just a few of the many destinations awaiting you during your spring break. Whether you seek an exhilarating adventure or a more serene and refined experience, Awaji Island offers something for every traveler. Don’t hesitate any longer! Plan your visit to Awaji Island during the springtime, when Japan truly shines at its best.