Tokushima

About Tokushima

Tokushima prefecture is a mountainous area located on the island of Shikoku. It is home to the first 23 temples of the 88 Temple Pilgrimage starting with temple number one, Ryozen-ji. Tokushima is probably best known for the Awa Odori a dance festival that turns the main streets of Tokushima City, the capital, into a stage and huge party all in one. The festival is held in August and brings local dance groups and others from all over the world to revel in the summer evenings. Tokushima is also well known for an interesting natural phenomenon, "The Whirlpools of Naruto" in the Seto Inland Sea, and also for the remote and gorgeous Iya Valley, sometimes called "Little Tibet". Be sure to check out "Awa Indigo" (Aizome) when you visit, a well-known​ local craft tradition creating textiles and clothing using indigo dye produced in the region.

Places to visit in Tokushima

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Sights in Tokushima

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Mori-Tei

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Located in the Nishi Awa area of Japan, Mori-Tei is in a prime spot within the Udatsu Old Street. Mori-Tei is a satellite office space open for events and both

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Zeniya

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Tucked away in the Nishi Awa area of Tokushima Prefecture, Zeniya is the perfect quiet but homely Japanese style inn for any visitor. Renovated from a 100 year

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Fuwari Farmer's Restaurant

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Started by 76 year old, Koizumi Yasuo, this restaurant first opened in July 2017 and became listed as a World Agricultural Heritage Site in March 2018. Fuwari F

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Adliv

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Located in the Nishi Awa area of Tokushima Prefecture, Adliv gives off a very relaxed and communal vibe. While the 2nd floor is equipped with office space and c

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Kakurin-ji Temple

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Kakurin-ji Temple, located in Tokushima, is the twentieth temple of the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage.

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Inotani (Main Store)

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This noodle shop is located in Tokushima on the eastern coast of Shikoku. Although the island of Shikoku is best known for its udon, Inotani is a popular ramen

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Nishi Awa: Japan’s Hidden Nature Getaway in Tokushima Prefecture

Written by Odigo Travel

If you have never heard of Shikoku Island in Japan, it will for sure be on your radar soon as many more tourists and foreigners are choosing this area to either travel to or settle down in. But more specifically, one of the prefectures that is gaining a lot of attention recently is Tokushima Prefecture.

Hotels in Tokushima

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Hotel Sunshine Tokushima

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Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Hotel Sunshine Tokushima offers accommodation in Tokushima. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms are fitted w

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Hotel Clement Tokushima

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Located in Tokushima, 700 metres from Awa-Odori Community Hall, Hotel Clement Tokushima features free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the

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Daiwa Roynet Hotel Tokushima Ekimae

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Daiwa Roynet Hotel Tokushima Ekimae offers accommodation in Tokushima. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Rooms

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Subaruyado Yoshino

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Situated in Tokushima, 600 metres from Awa-Odori Community Hall, Subaruyado Yoshino features air-conditioned rooms and private parking. All rooms are equipped

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Relaxation & Spa Hotel Nexel

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Offering a spa centre and sauna, Relaxation & Spa Hotel Nexel is situated in Tokushima, 400 metres from Awa-Odori Community Hall. Guests can enjoy the on-site r

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Century Plaza Hotel

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Century Plaza Hotel is situated in Tokushima, 900 metres from Asty Tokushima and 1.8 km from Awa-Odori Community Hall. Private parking is available on site. Th

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Kochi


Kochi, on Shikoku Island, is quite rural. In fact, 85% of the prefecture is covered in forests. This lush, green area is perfect for adventurers and is famous f

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Kagawa


Kagawa Prefecture is one of the four prefectures of Shikoku Island. It is currently the smallest prefecture in Japan, and is settled on the Seto Inland Sea next

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Ehime


Ehime is home to Dogo Onsen, one of Japan's oldest hot springs with a history going back almost 1,000 years. In the loosely auto-biographical novel **Botchan**,