Awaji Yumebutai
Awaji Yumebutai
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
Awaji Yumebutai was constructed on a site where earth had been removed to construct Kansai International Airport. Designed by Tadao Ando,an architect of world renown,Awaji Yumebutai focuses on the natural restoration. The environment-conscious concept has drawn world attention.
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Brenda B
Songshan, Taipei25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
What a fabulous use of space. The flowers were gorgeous and the stairs that allow you to walk among them is such a great idea! Really worth walking around and listening to the water running down the stairway.
Written November 13, 2019
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Easytravel88
Hong Kong, China182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Family
This is a conference and hotel complex designed by a famous Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Yumebutai literally means "Dream Stage". At the time of our visit, there were not many flowers growing on the boxes of the slope. It would be very beautiful in the summer. Within the complex and at a lower level houses one of the largest indoor botanical gardens in Japan. Admission to the Dream Stage is free.
Written March 28, 2016
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DrChristophe
Singapore147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Family
Tadao Ando. His signature style is over this entire complex, from the Westin, to the gardens to the convention centre.

The gardens are beautifully manicured and there are lots of staff working really hard to maintain it. The grounds are large, so take your time to enjoy the beautiful gardens. This is not a place to rush through.
Look at the pools with the scallop shells, explore the various outlook points scattered about, make your way up to the top of the 100 terraced flowerbed to get a magnificent view of the entire complex and the sea. The flowers were beautiful in Autumn, but would be even more beautiful in spring.

The vertical gardens and Japan's largest greenhouse are beautiful with a beautiful array of tress and plants from various parts and regions of the world and there was special Christmas lighting from 5pm. See the transition from day to night if you come in the late afternoon.

If you are a guest of the westin, there is a discount on the admission fees and school children get free entry.
So well renowned are the gardens in Awaji that there is even a horticultural school here!
Written December 10, 2014
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cloudisland
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
I went to this place because I am an architect who admires Tadao Ando, the great Japanese architect who design this place. It was designed to be a memorial of earthquake victim. The site is very large and has nice surrounding. The autumn colour is great around here. I recommend for any designers and art lover to come here.

It is not too easy and not too difficult to come here. You will have to take a bus from Kobe Sannomiya station. It takes about 30 mins. The stop is at the hotel where you will access to this memorial. There is a chapel for wedding ceremony also designed by Tadao Ando where you will have to check out.

Allow at least 1.5 hours to explore the area. I spent 2 hours there and it's getting dark. I felt I need more time to walk around the place.
Written March 22, 2019
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Warner L
Pasadena, CA660 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
You enter this Buddhist Temple through an opening in a pool of water which reflect the bamboo groves and surrounding countryside. There is tiered garden along the hill-side which should be explored.
Written March 29, 2018
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Eric161200
Amsterdam36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017
Go here to enjoy the Hundred Step Garden, Made by Tadao Ando as a tribute to the victims of the great Hanshin Awaji earthquake. It’s beautiful, you’ll never see a concept as this: 100 beautiful gardens filled with flowers and vegetables, laying on the hillside. Looking down you see the Westsidehotel, buildings that house restaurants and shops, and ponds. All designed by Ando, the Pritzker price winning architect.
Written November 26, 2017
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semanticvision
Los Angeles, CA4,967 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
This site was dogged up to make Kansai Airport. The island asked Ando, who is the premier Kansai Architect to plan a site for them. Ando asked them to plant trees on the whole site and he promised he would help design a top notch project for the island. This is his vision.
Written August 7, 2017
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mymumtravels
Singapore, Singapore42 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
Built by the famous Tadao Ando, many of the futuristic architectural spaces are no longer as splendid as they were designed to be. The clam shells paved water feature is no longer operational, and many spaces unused leaving it to decay and deteriorate. The botanical gardens is the main interest here. The 100 flower planters no longer have pretty flowers. The once exclusive tea house is no longer as exclusive on this hardly inhabited island.
Written July 3, 2017
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LoveTravel707918
Portola Valley, CA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
I haven't been to a garden in a long time. I was unaware of the extent Japan held high regard for nature. Being inside that conservatory, that huge complex filled with flowers, trees, and sunlight, it was spellbinding. I enjoyed it to the fullest extent possible.
Written April 28, 2017
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Panda2go
NY62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
Was driving to Tokushima from Osaka and decided to do a quick stop here... We got here late at around 8 - 9 pm so the museum and garden were closed and only one restaurant was still open... yet we enjoyed the walking around inside the building. If you like Ando Tadao's work, you will like the place....just make sure to plan you visit and be early with daylight. The ground is free admission but car parking has a fee.
Written September 19, 2016
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