Tokushima Prefecture (徳島県, Tokushima-ken) is the quintessential Shikoku prefecture – sparsely populated, lots of nature, and a unique culture.
If you’re visiting Tokushima, try to time your stay for mid-August, although it will be much more crowded than usual. That’s because the Awa Odori, Japan’s largest traditional dance festival, is held during that time period and is a must-see Tokushima city event. Be sure to also see the powerful whirlpools off the coast of Naruto City, one of Japan’s most mesmerizing natural phenomenons.
Round out your trip with a visit to either the Tokushima Castle Ruins and its beautiful garden or the Takanose Canyon, voted as Tokushima’s number one tourist spot. The scenic Iya Valley, famous for its exciting vine bridges and thatched roof farmhouses that give you a glimpse of what traditional Japan was like.
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Awa Odori Kaikan: Watch and dance Awa Odori throughout the year!
Checking out the Naruto Whirlpools, two Castle Ruin sites and eating grilled chicken on the bone, a Takamatsu specialty.
The Tokushima Awaodori Airport offers regular services to Tokyo's Haneda Airport and Fukuoka Airport, with seasonal routes to..
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