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Awa Odori Kaikan, Tokushima

(3.9/5 based on 220+ 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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  • There was a more general 2-higher 3 percent feel. The high times also and was surprised. Thought of cheap souvenir of the Prefecture, so big and high shipping costs and will not go again thought. I don't buy anyone know so ichigenn, tourists have set higher, but local residents. I think people went to transfer me from knowing a little bit more thought.
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  •  Otani ware, Indigo, sake and bamboo dolls and various types of manju Awa souvenir have 90%. Awa Odori dance demonstrations, and tourists were encouraged to join. You can eat fresh-baked, and jealous of the falls corner. Behind the shrine is hidden spots even Masaharu Fukuyama visited. Awa Odori dance hall and set, please stop by!
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  • Tokushima is famous for Awa Odori in Summer. I am glad that there is a Kaikan (hall) to show case the dance history with actual sampling of performance. I went there during the day and the performance...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Good place to buy Tokushima souvenirs
  • 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!