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Awa Odori Kaikan, Tokushima

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.8/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
Awa Odori Kaikan offers visitors the opportunity to learn about and spectate on an attractive, traditional Japanese Bon dance. Every year during August, the country takes part in its largest dance festival, attracting more than 1.3 million revelers annually, resulting in the culmination of over 400 years of history. Visitors to this museum can absorb the history of the dance and watch vibrant performances all year round. Across the building's five floors, you'll also have the chance to shop for local produce, peruse a specialist library, and even take the ropeway from the fifth floor to the summit of Mt. Bizen. From here, visitors can take in panoramic views of the Tokushima plains. Make Awa Odori Kaikan part of your personalized Tokushima itinerary using our Tokushima family vacation planner.
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  • Theatre where you can watch the Awa Odori. You can understand because he showed me dancing in front of the actual changing awaodori historic. It may be interesting going on at night, regardless of the weather, so can enjoy nice and even.
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  • Are lined with souvenir shop on the ground floor, the second floor over the Awa 見remashita, many exhibits related to dance,. Paying the fee, Awa looked into place like a dance room, but it was spectacular. Awa was crowded with a lot of people, so I went to the dance held and many parked tourist bus. Bizan ropeway also can catch up here.
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  • Clean city famous stanza (AWA dance group), Awa dance in the highest level you can watch. I think you can at the end of the show the audience dancing on stage together and become good memories. Awa Awa Odori dance during the summer accommodation is hard to take, so here a little dance experience is available.
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  • It was an amazing cultural experience to see the Awa-Odori Japanese dance group, with the cutest little kids, and also teens, young ladies and old gentlemen all dancing in unique styles along with live traditional music. Foreign visitors are encouraged to jump up and have a quick workshop on how to do the dance, and then all the dancers join in and everyone from the crowd is invited to join, followed by a final performance.
  • If you're in Tokushima, and you missed out on the Awa Odori Festival, you can always see some Awa dancing here! You get to see and learn different varieties of awa dancing, and at the end you get the chance to learn some basic moves, while everyone dances together in a circle. Great for those looking for unique Japanese experiences, is reasonably priced, and can be combined for discounts with the ropeway and/or museum.
  • no free parking if you just goes and watch the dancing show. You can get one hour free parking only if you buy 2000 yen from the store.
  • What is possibly cooler than Awa Odori? It's dancing in the streets, Japanese style!
  • Dance demonstration was professionally done and audience was invited to participate. Many did and the best ones got diplomas and gifts as rewards. Ropeway to bizan mountain also highly recommended!
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