Awaji Island—The Birthplace of Japan: Satisfy the Senses with Zen Experiences and Gourmet Clean Eating

Tradition meets modernity on this adventure to Awaji Island, the place where Japan was born. Experience wellness through Zen and modern Japanese cuisine with this private plan.

The myth of the creation of Japan is described in the Kojiki and Nihon shoki, considered to be the first written records of Japan. Here, it is said that Awaji Island was the very first island to be created. Journey to this significant island and experience Japan through two sustainable buildings, "Zenbo Seinei" and "Haru San San," designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning contemporary architect Shigeru Ban.
At Zenbo Seinei, turn your focus inward on a "Zen Wellness" retreat as you bask in the nature of Awaji Island. Then, show your body kindness by sampling some fermented cuisine free from animal products, flour, oil, and sugar.
At Haru San San, nestled amidst serene farmlands, culinary maestros, including Michelin Green Star chefs, will craft an exquisite “clean eating plan" that is both delicious and nutritious. This plan will be prepared with locally sourced ingredients both produced in and for Awaji Island.
Also on offer is a wide array of activities to deepen your experience of Japan, such as maki-e lacquer painting, Japanese musical instruments such as taiko (drum) and koto (zither), and old Japanese sake tastings.


Location Name

Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture

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