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Zen Wellness & Godzilla Madness

Awaji Island, an island in Hyogo Prefecture, is filled with personality and intriguing sights. According to some ancient Japanese literature, Awaji Island is said to be the first island that formed in Japan, and there are many locations there that are related to the legends of how the nation came to be. The island has recently become the home of attractions for both thrill and relaxation, namely, a Zen hotel and a Godzilla zipline.

Zenbo Seinei

Zenbo Seinei, which just opened on April 29th of this year, is an accommodation that is all about Zen wellness. Designed by famous architect Shigeru Ban, this hotel is a revitalizing retreat oasis with Zen meditation, healing cuisine, and cultural experiences. Cultural experiences include Zen tea ceremony, Zen calligraphy, and Zen incense ceremony, all of which are dedicated to providing participants with a chance for wellness and relaxation.

Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji

Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji, which opened in October 2020, is an attraction in the Nijigen no Mori theme park. The attraction has four components: a theater playing an exclusive short film, a zipline leading guests into the mouth of a massive Godzilla statue, a shooting game, and the Godzilla Museum. Ziplining into Godzilla’s mouth is a one-of-a-kind experience that any Godzilla fan is sure to never forget!

Click on the image below to view our tourism event recording and see a close-up look at Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji (clip starts at 39:22).

Visitors can learn more about Awaji Island on the Awaji Island Tourism Guide site.

Hyogo Prefecture is easily reachable from Osaka and Kyoto by JR train. The Hyogo Tourism Bureau provides more detailed information about traveling to and within the prefecture.

Please email us at if you have any questions about Hyogo Prefecture or the Kansai region.

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