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Dragon Quest 30th Anniversary Monument


Sumoto Shimin Hiroba is a popular plaza both as a sightseeing spot and as a place for citizens to relax. In particular, since the plaza is the birthplace of Yuji Horii, creator of the game "Dragon Quest," a monument has been placed in the plaza, making it a new mecca for game fans.

Nearby is the beautiful red brick Sumoto City Library, a popular fashionable library. In addition, a new complex, SBRICK, opened in the neighborhood in the spring of 2021.

From sightseeing to daily relaxation, the area is an attractive spot for many people.

Dragon Quest 30th Anniversary Monument Tourist Attractions

Around Dragon Quest Monument
The Dragon Quest Monument

It is a must-see spot for Dragon Quest fans, and will bring back the excitement of your childhood and make you feel excited.

The Dragon Quest 30th Anniversary Monument is located under a large tree in the Sumoto Civic Plaza in the center of Sumoto City. It seems that Yuji Horii, the creator of Dragon Quest and a friend of Awaji Island, was present at the ceremony where the monument was unveiled.

Around the monument is Artisan Square, a commercial complex with restaurants and cafes.

It is also only a 5-minute walk from the Sumoto Bus Center, making it an easy stopover for those sightseeing by public transportation.

Awaji Island Tourist Spots related to Dragon Quest

There is a theme park called Dragon Quest Island at Nijigen-no-mori in the northern part of Awaji Island.

Dragon Quest Island: Inishie no Majin to Shido Shiryoshita Dokushin Tachi" is a field RPG attraction that blends the real and digital worlds of Dragon Quest.

Participants can enjoy the world of Dragon Quest through adventures in which they themselves become the heroes of the story, following an original storyline.

This is the only place where visitors can experience a field RPG attraction that blends the real and digital worlds of the game, including castle towns, forests, and the Demon King's Castle!

Basic Information on Dragon Quest 30th Anniversary Monument

NameDragon Quest 30th Anniversary Monument
Address1-1-17 Shioya, Sumoto City, Hyogo Prefecture
Official WEB-
Opening hours-
ParkingAEON Sumoto main parking lot, Sumoto Bus Center parking lot
Parking feeFee on (first 2 hours free, 100 yen per 30 minutes), Sumoto Bus Center (first 1 hour free, 100 yen per hour)
AccessBy car: 15 minutes by car from Sumoto IC on Kobe-Awaji Naruto Expressway
Public Transportation: 5 min. walk from Sumoto Bus Center

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