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Awa Odori Kaikan, Tokushima
(3.9/5 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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Reviews
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  • When other friends had come to make sure guides. The is equipped also of Awa dance. Baked envy eats at the back is the best. Good selection of bamboo products and if you have time, used also to Mt. bizan ropeway.
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  • Came to join him, but to study, such as history of the Awa Odori dance. Elsewhere suggested for the Awa Odori, in Awa Odori dance and what understand might also feel different.
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  • Just visit the museum first, and then the dance show attending: Awaodori, pretty amazing to see how Japan to its beautiful traditions and adjusts it to the spirit of the times. Visit!
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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!