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Awa Odori Kaikan, Tokushima

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Specialty Museum
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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  • Hear Tokushima, that comes to mind is Awa Odori. However, Awa Odori dance held each year on August 12-15 for 4 days only. When otherwise, Tokushima visited Awa Odori shall we go to the House. And you can see the Awa Odori dances throughout the year, we can dance experience.
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  • Is and has lectured for several times in the afternoon, but this is surprisingly good. History, description, and last experience. Many times even enjoyable. Tokushima experiences deals.
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  • Visit the invited acquaintances did not expect too much from the naming is (their are not going). Dance of the famous Awa Odori-ren viewing many foreigners and tourists at the theater on the second floor. Finally everyone in the Awa Odori dance together. Prizes awarded to the winners. I thought a luxurious atmosphere of the Awa Odori, now wants to come into production in the summer. Souvenir shop on the 1st floor. After watching Awa dance in the second floor so fun where you can relax.
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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!