The reopening of waSTEP AWAJISHIMA on Awaji Island on March 25, 2023, is a gourmet complex that evolved from an onion specialty restaurant.

The "wa" in the name means harmony, story, or circle, and it provides a comfortable space for visitors. 5 stores operate under the theme of "a collection of good places and delicious foods of Awaji Island.

Located in Oiso, Awaji City, along National Route 28 and close to the Awaji Interchange and Awaji Yumebutai, they are ideal for a sightseeing side trip. It is attracting attention as a new Awaji Island landmark that both locals and tourists can enjoy.

waSTEP AWAJISHIMA Tourist Attractions

Exterior view of waSTEP AWAJISHIMA

The three main tourist attractions of waSTEP AWAJISHIMA can be summarized as follows.

  • Enjoy distinctive sweets, breads, and pastas
  • Awaji Island's specialty Awaji beef and special onions available
  • Restaurant & Cafe near Awaji Yumebutai

Enjoy distinctive sweets, breads, and pastas

Hoshino Kajitsuen

This sweets store uses Awaji Island fruits from its own farm.

It offers cakes, crepes, soft-serve ice cream parfaits, and a café menu, with desserts and jams using strawberries being particularly popular.

This sweets store was awarded the Gold Prize at the 2019 World Marmalade Awards.

Sun Heart

This curry bread specialty store was opened in 2022 after a U-turn start-up by a member from Awaji Island and a Sumoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry Challenge Shop.

In the same year, it sold a variety of breads, with the Awaji Beef Curry Bread, which won the gold prize in the "Curry Bread Grand Prix 2022 West Japan Fried Curry Bread Category," as its signature menu item.


Following the opening of Awaji Island Fresh Pasta and Oven-Baked Pizza "Trepici" at Awaji Highway Oasis, its second restaurant, Kama Tamama Calbo "Trepici" has opened.

The menu is supervised by Chef Shinya Maeda, who has won a star in the Michelin Guide Tokyo for seven consecutive years, and offers thick noodle pasta that overturns the concept of Italian cuisine and uses ingredients from Awaji Island.

Awaji Island's specialty Awaji beef and special onions available


This butcher shop mainly handles Awaji beef, a high-quality Awaji Island brand beef, and Awaji beef fed with squeezed lees of local beer.

It offers a wide variety of products, including meat for home use or barbecues, prepared foods such as croquettes and minced pork cutlets, frozen pizzas and gyoza (dumplings).

Awaji Island Onion Specialty Store

A specialty store that handles onions produced by farmers on Awaji Island who are particular about the varieties and cultivation methods of their delicious onions.

We have a lineup of eight different types of onions depending on the time of year.

It is also a select store offering Awaji Island brand products such as tomatoes, seasonal vegetables, Awajibiru local beer, and dressings.

Restaurant & Cafe near Awaji Yumebutai

Appearance of waSTEP AWAJISHIMA's Kamatama Calbo Trepici

A 2-minute drive (1.3 km) from waSTEP AWAJISHIMA is Awaji Yumebutai, designed by famous architect Tadao Ando.

This gourmet spot can be recommended for those planning to visit the Grand Nikko Awaji (hotel), the National Akashi Kaikyo Park, or the Awaji Green Pavilion for lunch, rest, or souvenir shopping.

wa STEP AWAJISHIMA Basic Information

Address7-2 Oiso, Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture
Official WEBhttps://www.wastepawajishima.com/
Opening hoursWeekdays 9:00 - 18:30, Holidays 9:00 - 19:00
AdmissionDepends on restaurant
Parking37 cars
Parking feeFree
AccessBy car: 7 minutes from Awaji IC
Public transportation: 6 min. walk from Oiso Port