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Adventure capital with vine bridges and whirlpools

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Tokushima Yokai Festival

Tokushima Yokai Festival

Mid Nov

Miyoshi City in Tokushima Prefecture on Japan's Shikoku island holds an annual yokai ghost festival in November. Local residents..

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Ceremony at Nyoirin-ji Temple

Ceremony at Nyoirin-ji Temple

Late Nov

A ceremony to burn up sins and pray for a healthy year is held at this temple on Mt. Nakatsu-mine.

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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..


Places to stay in Tokushima

Latest Tokushima Reports

Tokushima Awaodori Airport

Tokushima Awaodori Airport


The Tokushima Awaodori Airport offers regular services to Tokyo's Haneda Airport and Fukuoka Airport, with seasonal routes to..

Rediscovering Mottainai

Rediscovering Mottainai

Emily Mahon

Kamikatsu in Tokushima Prefecture is the location of a zero- waste movement. The Kaikatsu Zero Waste Center is part of the town's..


About Tokushima

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 km²

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. 

Around Tokushima