About Tokushima
Region:Shikoku
Island:Shikoku
Capital:Tokushima
Population:785,491
Area:4146.93 sq. km

Tokushima 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 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.

Things to Do in Tokushima

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Ooasahiko Shrine

A wonderful shrine in Naruto

Kazurabashi - Rope Bridge of Iya

Historic bridge in the lush, green Iya Valley

Naruto Whirlpool Boat Trip

Take to the sea to get a closer look at the whirlpool!

Kurozo Marshlands

A great place to spend a quiet day in the Iya Valley

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Kazurabashi - Rope Bridge of Iya

Historic bridge in the lush, green Iya Valley

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Tokyo to Tokushima: Travel Tips!

For starters, spend a little more on the direct flight

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Shikoku Pilgrimage No. 21 Temple

Tairyu-ji Temple

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Living It Up In Avanti

Home hotel Tokushima

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