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Tokushima is famous for its Awa-odori Dance Festival, which is held every year from 12th to 15th of August, and features shamisens (traditional Japanese guitar), drums and gongs playing music to go with the tradtional dance. Tokushima is a former castle town. Today Tokushima Castle Museum is on the site of the former Tokushima Castle, along with the beautiful Omotegoten Garden. Tokushima is the capital of Tokushima Prefecture, on the eastern side of Shikoku Island.

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  • Awa-odori Hall

    Awa-odori Hall (Awa-odori Kaikan) is theatre where displays of Awa-odori Dance can be seen throughout the year. Tokushima is famous for its Awa-odori Dance Festival, which is held from 12th to 15th of August every year, and features shamisens (traditional Japanese guitar), drums and gongs playing music to go with the tradtional dance. Awa-odori Hall read more

  • Ichinomiya Castle

    Ichinomiya Castle was a hilltop castle only a few kilometres to the west of Tokushima City Tokushima Prefecture, where Tokushima Castle once stood. Ichinomiya Castle was used by the Ichinomiya family between the 14th and 16th centuries when they ruled the area. Today only a few stone walls remain of Ichinomiya Castle.

  • Mt Bizan

    Mt Bizan is the symbol of Tokushima City. From the lookout point on the top of Mt Bizan the whole of Tokushima City and beyond. On a clear day the Kii Peninsula to the east and Awaji Island to the north can be seen. Access to Mt. Bizan is provided by a ropeway, with the read more

  • Omotegoten Garden

    Omotegoten Garden of Old Tokushima Castle is a traditional Japanese garden next to Tokushima Castle Museum in Tokushima Tokushima Prefecture. Omotegoten Garden makes extensive use of Awa-no-Ao-shi, a local green stone, of particular note is the broken stone bridge within the dry landscape part of the garden. The garden pond water level varies with the read more

  • Sancho Ropeway Station

    Sancho Ropeway Station is the terminal on Mt Bizan Tokushima Prefecture, where the main lookout point on Mt Bizan. From this point you can view the whole of Tokushima City and beyond. On a clear day the Kii Peninsula to the east and Awaji Island to the north can be seen. Access to Mt. Bizan read more

  • Seibu Park

    Seibu Park, in Tokushima on the island of Shikoku is famous for its cherry blossom and is considered one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots.

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