Beyond EXPO 2025: Osaka, Kansai, Japan, Young people from all over Japan show you the delights of Awaji Island

Beyond EXPO 2025: Osaka, Kansai, Japan, Young people from all over Japan show you the delights of Awaji Island

Awaji Lab

Our travel tips from Awaji Island -A short hop over the sea from Expo-

We can coordinate online tours or in-person visit at any time from 2022 to 2025.

Awaji Island, 30 minutes from Kobe, by car and about 1.5 hours from Osaka. Awaji lab, a co-creation partner of the Osaka-Kansai Expo, has launched 100 projects. Together with local companies, they are enlivening the region in preparation for the Expo and developing a forward-thinking project on Awaji Island.

Awaji lab is located in the north part of Awaji Island - Awaji city

There are two main points of activity.

(1) Holding events to express the charms of the island as a 'beyond Expo'

While the Expo's main venue is a place for large corporations to learn about cutting-edge technology, this travel project will focus on introducing the small livelihoods and the lifestyle and culture of the islanders on Awaji Island, which is blessed with nature and unique appeal. The entire Awaji Island will be as a field pavilion.

The aim is to provide new tourism content while valuing the traditions and history of a place associated with Japanese mythology, and to encourage visitors to take home tips on how to brighten their own lives.

(2) Awaji lab is a group of youth (university students and young members of society in their 20s) from all over Japan who have gathered on Awaji Island to design travel opportunities for people from all over the world.

Awaji is blessed with rich foodstuffs, culture, sea and mountains and is about an hour and a half from the EXPO venue. We offer relaxing travel content linked to the Expo theme “their lives will truly shine”. It is a special place where the generation who bear the future, can shine brightly and share that light with the global community.

2 Tours overview

We can coordinate at any time from 2022 to 2025

1. Awaji Island Recharging Tour

The best 2 days ever relaxing and boosting up your energy at the island of birthplace of Japan. We can offer seafood and local food which has been used since ancient times as a tribute to the Imperial Family and the Imperial Court with Awaji Island's beautiful natural environment.

We offer
・Visiting Shrines associated with Japanese mythology
・Farming with local people and eat together with great scenery
・Experience fishing in the rich fishing ground
・Aikido to experience the concept of "ki,"
・Enjoy the spectacular sunsets into the Seto Inland Sea.

2. Awaji Island Refreshing Tour (Online)
We offer online tours that will refresh your mind and body by introducing the food and drink culture and history of Awaji Island, which has the story of kuni-umi:the birthplace of Japan.

While the focus of the Expo is on the development of technology and civilization,“Awaji Island Refreshing Tour” focused on the richness of nature and tradition.

We offer
・Introduction to Awaji Island
・Visit to Local Sake Brewery with live Q & A
・360° Fishing experience
・Aikido to experience the concept of "ki,"
・Top tips and ideas for future visits

Awaji lab

EXPO 2025: Osaka, Kansai, Japan Co-Creation Partners
We work on next-generation projects created by young people and local communities. University
students and young professionals from all over Japan participate in activities.

1721-1, Shizuki, Awaji-shi, Hyogo, Japan
Hyogo Pref., Middle of Japan -1 hour drive from Kobe city -1.5 hours drive from Osaka city


Photos from Awaji Island Recharging Tour

Photos from Awaji Island Refreshing Tour (Online)

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