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Tokushima

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Specialty Museums · Mountains · Sacred & Religious Sites
Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture. Famous for hosting the Awa Dance Festival, it draws over a million visitors every August for this colorful carnival of movement and culture. In the quieter months, you'll still have plenty of things to see and do during a Tokushima holiday, from cable car rides to the top of the nearest mountain, to visiting castle ruins and the capital's central park. Take a boat around the winding inlets of scenic waterways, then head to one of the city museums, uncovering the history of the region's thriving indigo dye industry. Use our Japan trip app to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Tokushima.
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Mountain
Mount Bizan
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Zuiganji Temple
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Specialty Museum
Awa Odori Hall
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Specialty Museum
Tokushimacity Tengu Museum
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Side trips from Tokushima

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World heritage site
Himeji Castle Himeji
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Scenic Walking Area
Ritsurin Garden Takamatsu
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Art Museum
Otsuka Museum of Art Naruto
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Art Museum
Ohara Museum of Art Kurashiki
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Hidden gems in Tokushima

Historic Site
Tokushima Prefectural Awajurobe Yashiki
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Duration: 1 hour
Landmark
Former Tokushima Castle Omote Goten Teien
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Jōroku-ji Temple
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Religious Site
Omiwa Shrine
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Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Tokushima

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Historic Walking Area
Awashima Historic Park
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Tokushima Prefecture Gokoku Shrine
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Ido-ji Temple
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Religious Site
Goou Shrine
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Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Tokushima

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Natural History Museum
Tokushima Prefectural Museum
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Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Tokushima Castle Museum
3.3
Duration: 1 hour
Specialty Museum
Tokushima Prefectural Literature and Calligraphy Museum
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Duration: 1 hour
Art Museum
Tokushima Bunka No Mori Museum
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Duration: 1 hour

Kid-friendly things to do in Tokushima

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Zoo
Tokushima Zoo
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Theme Park
Tokushima Family Land
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Beach
Komatsu Beach
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Duration: 1 hour

Where to stay in Tokushima

Tokushima provides its guests with a more than ample selection of places to stay, from friendly budget hostels to upmarket, Western-style high-rise establishments. Hotels concentrate around the capital's central park and Shinmachi River tributaries, popular due to the location's convenient proximity to all major Tokushima attractions and good rail transport links. If you're looking to lay your head in a more traditional setting, explore a handful of Japanese ryokans a few blocks south of the park. When visiting in August, book early to avoid disappointment due to the large volume of visitors to Tokushima's dance festival.
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