Awaji Yumebutai is the site where earth was remove to build artificial islands in Osaka Bay such as the Kansai International Airport. The natural environment which was once destroyed by man has been returned to its original state and a place where various animals and plants exist has been created.
It is a difficult place to go if you don’t have your own car or cannot drive like me. Fear not buses are available from Sannomiya or Maiko Station. One way is 930 yen and will take about 45 minutes. The bus will cross the huge Akashi bridge and it is a pretty awesome site.
There are no entrance fee to explore AwajiyumeButai but if you go into the Botanical garden which I highly recommend, then there will be an extra fee.
It was alreday middle of summer when we went so barely any flowers left but the view from garden is still pretty nice albeit very hot.
A panoramic view with my two companions 😀
If you want to relax and enjoy nature ,art and the beach at the same time, Awaji Yumebutai is the place to be.