Nijigen No Mori
In July 2017, a theme park area was opened inside the Hyogo Prefectural Awaji Island Park, where media arts were integrated into the natural environment reflecting Japan’s famous 2D contents—comics and animation. Visitors can enjoy attractions ranging from a 2-dimensional Night Walk telling the story of the Phoenix, and a wide range of other installations including Crayon Shin-chan, Naruto-Boruto and Godzilla.
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 incorporates an Italian restaurant, an onsite mini zoo and shop serving a range a local specialty products. 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.
Popular with younger people, Cafe Miele serves cuisine made with honey and fresh ingredients from Awaji Island in a relaxed and casual environment.
Traditional crafts and merchandise from around the world are sold in the International Bazaar, and craft booths offer hands-on workshops. There is an expansive wood deck that opens to a commanding view of the sea, where visitors can savor international cuisines using the island’s ingredients while enjoying scenery selected as one of the 100 Best Sunsets in Japan.
In line with the theme of Awaji Island resort space, we opened the Ocean Terrace grill restaurant in September 2017, designed by Executive Chef Hal Yamashita, where guests can enjoy the highest quality Awaji beef and other local cuisine all the while overlooking the beautiful sea.
Situated inside the Awajishima Prefectural Park on a starry hill at the 135th meridian East, where wind blows up, it is a glamping facility that serves authentic Japanese cuisine using meticulously chosen original local ingredients. With it`s cocoon style uniquely designed rooms and breathtaking sky views it offers a truly refreshing and rejuvenating experience.
Hello Kitty Smile
Hello Kitty Smile is a large entertainment complex and as the name suggests is Hello Kitty themed from top to bottom. With restaurants that serve the freshest food caught off the island, Hello Kitty afternoon tea is also served overlooking the Seto Inland Sea. The complex offers a projection mapping hologram theater where customers enjoy 15 minutes of Hello Kitty cuteness. There is also an art gallery with Hello Kitty artwork and sculptures, and an outlet shop with products only available at Hello Kitty Smile.
Hello Kitty Showbox
Hello Kitty Show Box is a Hello Kitty shaped boxlike theater opened in August 2019. When the theater is viewed from the sky Hello Kitty’s face can be seen from the air. A medley of songs, dances, and musical numbers are performed together in the Hello Kitty Dream Entertainment Show utilizing both live performers and the latest in hologram media art. Hello Kitty Showbox also specializes in entertaining customers with healthy vegan cuisine from sourced from local farms.
The newest of Pasona`s facilities on Awaji Island, Seikaiha was created to provide customers with a unique relaxing experience combining Japanese culture and performing arts, against the beautiful backdrop of the Seto Inland Sea. The complex includes a social distance sushi and tempura restaurant `Ao no Ya`, a western style restaurant `Umi no Ya`, a theater showcasing traditional Japanese performing arts `Nami Nori Tei`, and a bar and shop where customers can enjoy old style Japanese sake `Koshu no Ya`.