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Access to Awaji Island, West Coast

Access data from all over Japan to the West Coast of Awaji Island


Access to Awaji Island from all over Japan

Awaji Island in Hyogo prefecture is connected to Honshu and Shikoku by two bridges, the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and the Naruto Bridge, and is surrounded by stunning scenery, including crystal blue waters, lush green mountains, sunsets over the sea, and star-filled skies. Awaji Island is easily accessible from the Kinki region, and it is a popular resort location for visitors. There are also four airports and a Shinkansen station in the vicinity, making it easily accessible from all around Japan.

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Acess to Awaji Island

Access from all over Japan to Shin-Kobe station

The Shinkansen station closest to Awaji Island is Shin-kobe, which serves as the entryway to the Kobe-Sannomiya area. Crossing the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and entering Awaji Island takes about an hour from Shin-Kobe station. The station is not huge, so you can easily travel to the large bus terminal after getting off the Shinkansen.
The travel time from the main stations to Shin-Kobe station is about:

From Tokyo station: 2 hours, 40 minutes
From Nagoya station: 1 hour and 10 minutes
From Hiroshima station: 1 hour, 10 minutes
From Hakata station: 2 hours, 15 minutes
From Kagoshima: 3 hours, 50 minutes
For reference, the ride from Shin-Osaka Station to Shin-Kobe Station takes 12 minutes, so we recommend that you prepare to get off early.

Access from Airport

Awaji Island is surrounded by four airports, the closest being Kobe Airport and Kansai International Airport, which serves as the Kansai region's entrance. please check the list of key routes at each airport for directions to the most convenient airport.

Kobe Airport (40 minutes by drive)
The closest airport to Awaji Island has excellent access upon arrival. Skymark and Fuji Dream Airlines provide easy services to and from major Japanese airports.

Major routes: Hokkaido, Tokyo (Haneda), Ibaraki, Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Matsumoto, and Okinawa.

Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport) (85-minutes drive)
It is recommended to organise a vacation to Awaji Island in conjunction with other popular tourist locations, such as Osaka and Kyoto. Full-service carriers, such as Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, operate most flights. Main service routes: Aomori,Akita, Yamagata,Niigata, Fukushima, and Fukuoka.

Kansai International Airport (110 minutes by drive)
This is a well-known international entryway into Western Japan. Because Awaji Island provides amenities suggested for incoming travel, many foreign visitors to Japan arrive from Kansai International Airport. Kansai International Airport is also noted for having the most scheduled flights and low-cost carrier services to China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

Tokushima Awa Odori Airport (60minutes by car)
It is recommended for those planning a vacation to Awaji Island combined with tourism in Shikoku and Tokushima. The airport's closeness to Awaji Island is also beneficial.

Main service routes: Tokyo (Haneda) and Fukuoka.


Access within Awaji Island

On Awaji Island, there are no trains; travel is generally done by large buses. Major tourist spots are scattered along National Route 28, which stretches from north to south, so there is no need to worry about long travel times during your trip. In addition, the seaside scenery along the west coast of Awaji Island is beautiful from the bus windows, and the travel time may become a memorable part of your trip.


Access within Awaji Island

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Access to facilities on the Island

The amenities on Awaji Island's west coast are conveniently accessible, with a maximum distance of around 20 minutes by bus, allowing you to have a highly gratifying journey while making the most of your time. The nearest interchange (I.C.) is Awaji I.C., which is located soon after crossing the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.



Securing a spot on and off the bus in different locations

Each facility on Awaji Island's West Coast is designed to accommodate large groups. Large buses are equipped with loading and unloading bays near the facility entrances, providing for safe and efficient boarding, unloading, and admission. Even the elderly and people with disabilities can use the facilities without hesitation.

Boarding and disembarking image ( certain facilities may prohibit boarding and disembarking in front of the facility)










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