Gourmet Nature and Outdoor

Awaji Highway Oasis



Awaji Highway Oasis is a sightseeing spot where you can enjoy delicious Awaji Island cuisine and a magnificent view of the Akashi Kaikyo Straits. Access to Nijigen-no-mori is also convenient, and can be reached directly by tramcar. Since it can be accessed directly from the Awaji Service Area, it is recommended as the first sightseeing spot when visiting Awaji Island.

This article introduces the attractions and facilities of Awaji Highway Oasis based on my experience when I visited.

Awaji Highway Oasis Tourist Attractions

The three main attractions of Awaji Highway Oasis can be summarized as follows.

  • Restaurant where you can enjoy Awaji beef and fresh seafood
  • Easy access to Nijigen-no-mori and Hyogo Prefectural Awaji Island Park
  • Spectacular views of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

When you arrive on Awaji Island, the first thing you want to do is eat a good meal! If so, we recommend the restaurants at Awaji Highway Oasis. Sushi and pasta are especially popular.

Awaji beef and fresh seafood can be enjoyed at the restaurant.

Awaji Island is surrounded by the Seto Inland Sea, the Pacific Ocean, and Osaka Bay, and benefits from unique tidal currents. The island is known for its abundant seafood, high-quality vegetables, beef, pork, chicken, rice, and other products grown on its fertile land, and is renowned throughout Japan as the Awaji Island brand.

The island has long been known as a treasure trove of food ingredients, and its richness is rooted in the island's long history and deep stories.

Awaji Highway Oasis offers restaurants where visitors can fully enjoy the island's culinary charms.

Easy access to Nijigen-no-mori and Hyogo Prefectural Awaji Island Park

Nijigen no mori no drakusu slime
Nijigen no mori tramcar

Awaji Highway Oasis can be accessed from the Awaji Service Area via a connecting road, without passing through a public road.

From here, streetcar cars operate to Nijigen-no-mori (in Awaji Island Park, Hyogo Prefecture), a famous anime park.

This tramcar provides an efficient way to visit tourist spots, including the Awaji Service Area and Awaji Highway Oasis.

It is especially recommended for those with limited time or who do not want to get off the highway.

Spectacular viewpoint from which to view the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

View of Awaji Highway Oasis

Awaji Highway Oasis is located on top of a small hill and offers a magnificent view of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge with the city of Kobe in the background.

The adjacent Awaji Service Area offers a similarly beautiful view, but when you visit Awaji Island, be sure to enjoy the spectacular view as well as the food at this oasis.

Awaji Highway Oasis Facilities

Inside Awaji Highway Oasis

Awaji Highway Oasis Restaurant

  • MIKE-YA ・・・offers a wide variety of Japanese and Western-style menus that make the most of seasonal ingredients from Awaji Island.
  • Sushi Restaurant "Sushitomi"・・・Enjoy seasonal inshore ingredients such as hamo (pike conger) from Numajima, red sea urchins from Yura, and torafugu (blowfish) from Fukura.
  • Awaji Island Fresh Pasta and Oven-baked Pizza "Trepichi"・・・Thick noodle pasta and oven-baked pizza from Awaji Island
  • Oasis Kitchen・・・Local food court on Awaji Island
  • Oasis Dog Cafe・・・・Meals with your dog in the mini dog run

Awaji Highway Oasis Souvenir Area

Popular souvenirs of Awaji Island include Awaji onion soup, Awaji Island dressing, Awajibiru, and Takechikuwa "Takeyan," and these can be found at Awaji Highway Oasis.

However, the same souvenirs can also be purchased at the adjacent Awaji Service Area, so it is recommended to visit Awaji Highway Oasis especially as a place to enjoy a delicious meal or as an access point to the "Nijigen-no-mori" animation park and Hyogo Prefectural Awajishima Park.

Areas around Awaji Highway Oasis

From Awaji Highway Oasis, you can go directly to the Anime Park "Nijigen-no-mori" and Hyogo Prefectural Awaji Island Park without getting off the highway.

You can enjoy a 1-km, 15-minute walk to get there on foot, or you can use a streetcar car for a fee.

Both methods are available for easy access.

The following article introduces Nijigen-no-mori.

Awaji Highway Oasis Basic Information

NameAwaji Yumebutai
Address2674-3 Iwaya-Obayashi, Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture
Official WEBhttp://www.awajishimahighwayoasis.com/
Opening hours9:00 - 20:00 (shortened hours in winter)
ParkingYes (51 large buses, 560 standard-sized cars.)
Parking feeFree
AccessBy car: Directly connected by a connecting road from Awaji SA
Public transportation: Get off at Awaji IC and walk 10 min.

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