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We send sightseeing information of Kobe, Himeji, Kinosaki, Awaji and introduce highlight information such as information of tourist attraction, Onsen, events.

Awaji Area

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Place that crossed world's longest suspension bridge, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge from Kobe is Awajishima. Awajishima is said to be the Japanese birthplace in country bearing a child myth and is dotted with famous places of connection including Izanagai-jingu Shrine yaonokoro Shinto shrine. Of the 360-degree sea is surrounded, and is famous as "island of flower" where narcissus and field mustard, seasonal flower including tulip invite Awajishima blessed with warm climate in Seto to. In addition, Japanese puppet drama with the history of 500 years is staged in Awaji Puppet Theater and can sense traditional arts of Japan bodily.

Naruto whirlpools

Signature sights include the Onaruto Bridge, a 1,629m structure that connects Awaji Island and Shikoku, and the ever-changing shape of the 30m-wide whirlpool. A cruising boat rips out a roar of sound as it briskly treads the whirlpool. There is also the Kanrin-maru, a pleasure boat which takes a leisurely hour ride around the whirlpool area.


Awaji Yume Butai and Hyakudan-en

Compound facility which was designed for the purpose of bringing digging ruins of the earth and sand to life by world-famous architect, Tadao Ando. In facility letting you image coexistence with nature, it is dotted with facilities such as greenhouse "Kiseki-no-hoshi-no-shokubutsukan" largest in beach and Japan of shellfish made of shellfishs of 1 million pieces of scallops. 100 flower beds, Hyakudan-en which formed a line step-like along slope of mountain is keishokuzetsu of the best part.


Awaji Puppet Theater

Japanese puppet drama which is traditional arts of Japan is inherited now in Awajishima. We can watch performance of Japanese puppet drama in Awaji Puppet Theater with the history of approximately 500 years. Technique to handle doll is very artistic. There is sound guide of foreign language, too. We display doll and document with Awaji Japanese puppet drama building in neighborhood.


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