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Nojima Scuola



Nojima Scuola is a tourist facility that was renovated from the closed Nojima Elementary School, and is a popular spot visited by more than 150,000 people annually. This facility is noted as a place where visitors can enjoy Awaji Island's nature, art, and gastronomy all in one place.

At "Cafe Scuola" on the first floor, visitors can dine on the terrace with their pets. Local specialties, fresh vegetables, and gelato can be purchased at "Nojima Marche," and bread made from local ingredients at "Nojima Bakery" is especially popular.

At Ristorante Scuola on the second floor, visitors can enjoy authentic Italian cuisine that makes the most of Awaji Island ingredients.

This facility is a multifunctional spot that promotes local culture and interaction.

Tourist Attractions in Nojima Scuola

The three main points of interest in Nojima Skora are as follows

  • Locally produced and locally consumed "Cafes and Restaurants
  • Farmer's Marché "Nojima Marche
  • Nojima Zoo" where you can meet alpacas

Locally produced and locally consumed "Cafes and Restaurants

Nojima Scuola has two restaurants, Ristorante Scuola and Cafe Scuola.

Ristorante Scuola is a restaurant run by Masayuki Okuda, who was selected as one of the world's 1000 chefs, and offers authentic Italian cuisine using Awaji Island vegetables, seafood, and Awaji beef.

In a sophisticated space overlooking the Harimanada Sea, you can enjoy local gastronomy where you can feel the seasonally fragrant ingredients with all your senses.

Cafe Scuola is a popular café where you can casually drop in for a salad buffet. A limited time-only menu is offered each season, so you can enjoy the delicious seasonal ingredients of Awaji Island.

Farmer's Marche "Nojima Marche


Nojima Marche is a farmers' marché that offers about 250 different products, including fresh vegetables, local specialties, and sweets.

Popular souvenirs from Awaji Island are available, including bagna cauda, original curry, vegan macaroons, Nanafukujin beer, and other local products, as well as gelato.

Nojima Zoo, where you can meet alpacas


Nojima Zoo is an outdoor zoo located on Awaji Island. Visitors can enjoy interacting with a variety of animals, including alpacas, goats, guinea pigs, sheep, rabbits, miniature pigs, and ponies.

On the first and third Sundays of each month, the zoo holds an "Animal Park Festival" with events such as guinea pig races, animal birthday parties, and animal quizzes.

It is open from 11:00 to 16:00 on weekdays and from 10:00 to 16:00 on weekends and holidays, and closed every Wednesday.

Facilities at Nojima Scuola

  • Ristorante Scuola (Restaurant)
  • Cafe Scuola (Cafe)
  • Nojima Marche (Market)
  • Nojima Bakery (Bakery)
  • Nojima Zoo (Zoo)
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Nojima Scuola Basic Information

NameNojima Scuola
Address843 Toadura, Nojima, Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture
Official WEBhttps://www.nojima-scuola.com/
Opening hours10:30 - 21:00 *Varies according to season and facility.
ClosedWednesdays *Open if Wednesday is a national holiday
ParkingYes (95 spaces)
Parking feeFree
AccessBy Car: Hokudan IC ~ Prefectural Route 31 (10 min.)
Public Transportation: Iwaya Port - Nojima Scuola (free shuttle bus, 13 min.)

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