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

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

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

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

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

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

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Inotani (Main Store)

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

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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Seaside Hotel Taimaru Kaigetsu

Seaside Hotel Taimaru Kaigetsu offers accommodation in Naruto. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms have a

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Renaissance Naruto Resort

Located in Naruto in the Tokushima Region, 1.5 km from Ohtsuka International Art Museum, Renaissance Naruto Resort features a seasonal outdoor pool and a privat

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Hotel Sunshine Tokushima

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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Nodokeya

Situated in Mima, 32 km from Takamatsu, Nodokeya boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. The guest house has a barbecue and views o

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Hotel Clement Tokushima

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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Resort Hotel Moana Coast

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Resort Hotel Moana Coast offers accommodation in Naruto, 3.7 km from Ohtsuka International Art Museum. The resort h

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Kagawa

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Ehime

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