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THE 5 BEST Hotels on Awaji Island, Japan

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Planning a visit to Awaji Island, but wondering where to stay? No worries! Let us show you the 5 best hotels on Awaji Island.

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Staying on Awaji Island: True Luxury in Nature

Awaji Island is known for its stunning natural beauty. With breathtaking ocean views, vast lush greenery, and majestic mountains, it's perfect for anyone who loves the great outdoors.

Hotels on Awaji Island leverage this natural splendor to create the perfect experience for overnight guests. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the wilderness while being pampered by luxurious hotel amenities.

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GRAND CHARIOT: A new standard for "Glamping"

Located on a quiet hill at the powerspot of longitude 135°, GRAND CHARIOT offers breathtaking views of the Seto Sea, the big sky overhead, and countless stars from its cocoon-like rooms.

The meals, supervised by globally acclaimed Chef Haruyuki "Hal" Yamashita, a specialist in Hyogo regional cuisine, showcase the natural riches of Awaji Island's local ingredients.

You can enjoy a relaxing stay even during peak season in private, villa-style rooms. For special occasions with loved ones, GRAND CHARIOT remains an excellent choice.

Each room is made with hinoki (Japanese cypress), which imbues the space with the intoxicating fragrance of serenity. Pamper yourself with top-class skincare products and other attractive amenities!

In addition to regular rooms, special rooms with different themes are also available. Those featuring characters such as Hello Kitty, NARUTO, Dragon Quest, Crayon Shin-chan, and Godzilla are immensely popular, especially among families and fans of manga and anime.

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Auberge “French Forest”: a Ghibli-like Fantasy World

Auberge on Awaji Island is the place to savor the finest cuisine in a chalet on a hill. The three onsite restaurants each offer different themes: La Rose serves a fusion of “French × Japanese”, Grand Baobab celebrates the mix of “French × Italian cuisine”, and Prince Etoile offers a blend of French and traditional Basque cuisine. Each provides a unique dining experience sure to please a broad range of tastes.

However, Auberge is known not only for its authentic French cuisine made with Awaji Island's finest fresh ingredients but also as the ultimate in "destination dining" offering rooms just as luxurious as the meals served one floor below.

After a decadent feast, fall into a satiated slumber upstairs in your hotel room. Upon entering, feel completely at home in suites modeled after French country-style inns. Step onto the terrace into the soothing sounds of nature, soak in a bathtub of fragrant hinoki Japanese cypress, before a deep, restorative sleep.

Another notable feature of the hotel is its enchanting garden, like a scene straight out of a Ghibli film!

Zenbo Seinei: Discover Inner Peace

Zenbo Seinei has garnered significant attention since its opening, featured in numerous media outlets for its unique concept and artistic architecture. Set within the breathtaking landscape of Awaji Island, Zenbo Seinei offers an extraordinary Zen experience to escape our busy lives and rejuvenate both mind and body.

Beyond its one-day ZEN Wellness plan, budding disciples can also choose an overnight ZEN STAY plan. This includes a 2-day detoxification program rooted in Zen philosophy with physical and wellness experiences ideal for relieving daily fatigue and stress. The facility also features its own, unique "Zenbo" cuisine which seeks to nurture our microbiome with fermented foods.

If serenity and rejuvenation is what you seek, Zenbo Seinei on Awaji Island is the ideal choice.

Grand Nikko Awaji: Classic Luxury

Formerly known as The Westin, this hotel located within the popular complex of Awaji Yumebutai offers outstanding convenience with easy access from Kobe, and also within walking distance of the stunning Akashi Kaikyō Park and the seaside. For a blend of simplicity and luxury, Grand Nikko Awaji is the perfect choice!

Fairfield by Marriott: Affordable Elegance on the East Coast

Overlooking Osaka Bay and situated right next to a lovely beach, Fairfield by Marriott Hyogo Awaji Island Higashiura occupies an ideal location for the summer season. Higashiura Terminal Park, a bus station with an attached shopping areas offering local products and souvenirs is all just steps away.

The hotel is easily accessible from Kobe via a direct highway bus to the bus terminal. Upon check-in, you will receive guidance from an avatar who can also give you travel advice related to dining and sightseeing on Awaji Island.

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Awaji Island, located in the Seto Inland Sea in Hyogo Prefecture, is known for its rich history, delicious food, and beautiful nature. Just one hour from Osaka, it offers a perfect escape from the busy cities of the Kansai Region. We are here to introduce you to the beautiful spots on Awaji Island, including hotels, restaurants, events, theme parks, and much more. This account is operated mainly as a PR effort by Pasona Group.

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