Through the renovation of an old elementary school building, Nojima Scuola was opened in 2012 under the keywords of "food, farming, learning, and art." Located on Awaji Island, it is used for hosting a variety of events, serving as center for distributing information on local activities and a place for the local community to gather.
Cafe Miele serves cuisine made with honey and fresh ingredients from Awaji Island
Pasona Challenge Farm was launched in 2008, as an agriculture venture support system. It provides a place for people to take on the challenge of becoming self-sufficient in farming. Participants hone their farm management skills with the aim of becoming independent farmers in the future. The farm practices agricultural business diversification by expanding its activities from production into processing, sales, and tourism.
The general operation of the halls is performed by artists and musicians who are graduates of Cococala Mura. They do everything from planning their own concerts, to managing rental of the halls, to performing facility maintenance. This enables local residents to enjoy high-quality art exhibitions and musical performances.
Cococala Mura was commissioned by Hyogo Prefecture as a human resource project for rural revitalization, through farming, art, and cultural activities.
Young graduates of Cococala Mura become entrepreneurs and start new businesses for local revitalization on Awaji Island. Through manga, anime and art activities, their business activities have expanded from Awaji to all over Japan.
Under the theme of "health and fitness" Manabi no Sato is engaged in various businesses related to health, including diet, exercise, and medical treatment. As a live-in training facility, tours from Japan and abroad are planned and implemented, and many people have been using the center.