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Adventure capital with vine bridges and whirlpools

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Tokushima City

Tokushima City

Tokushima City is the capital of Tokushima Prefecture and home to Japan's most famous dance festival, Awa Odori. Every August...

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Miyoshi

Miyoshi

Miyoshi is a city in Tokushima Prefecture that is a gateway to the natural scenery the region has to offer. The Iya Valley, M...

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Naruto

Naruto

Naruto is located in Tokushima Prefecture, and is where visitors may see its biggest draw, the majestic Naruto whirlpools. Th...

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Awa Odori in Tokushima

Awa Odori in Tokushima

Lucio Maurizi

This Awa Odori is an amazing festival rich of culture and history, but the celebration doesn't end when the festival closes. ...

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Where to eat in Tokushima

Iya Bijin

Iya Bijin

Mandy Bartok

Iya Bijin offers set meals - many featuring the area's hand-cut soba noodles - and overnight accommodation right next to one ...

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Places to stay in Tokushima

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Shikoku Travel Guide

Shikoku Travel Guide

Matthew Vachon

Japan's smallest island, Shikoku, is the perfect weekend getaway spot for foodies and nature lovers alike. Learn what two of ...

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Oku Iya Monorail

Oku Iya Monorail

Yonatan Friis

The Oku Iya Monorail takes you on a 4.6 km. journey through the forests of Iya Valley. It is the longest monorail in the worl...

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About Tokushima

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Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Shikoku
Island Shikoku
Capital Tokushima
Population 785,491
Area 4146.93 sq. km

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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