Tokushima Prefecture,located on the eastern side of the island of Shikoku,
is connected to mainland Japan by the Akashi-Kaikyo and Naruto Bridges,
and can be reached from Osaka in two and a half hours by highway bus.
It is home to the world-famous Awa Odori Dance Festival and is bountiful in beautiful natural scenery.
01Large whirlpools occur in the Naruto strait situated between Awaji island and Magosaki in Naruto city, caused by the ebb and flow of the tides. The whirlpools are at their largest in Spring and Aut...
Awa Dance(Awa Odori)The Awa Dance has become known throughout the world as one of Japan's representative traditional performances.The origins of this popular dance can be traced back to 1586, when the Tokushima D...
Vine Bridges in the Iya ValleyThis ancient vine bridge is suspended between a valley, surrounded on both sides of by ancient forest, slowly swaying in the breeze.With its shadow reflecting against the clear waters of the Iya Ri...
The Shikoku PilgrimageThe Shikoku Pilgrimage was first created by the Buddhist monk Kukai approximately 1,200 years ago. It features 88 different temples, including rare and magnificent examples of temples.
Beautiful scenery and an endless variety of activities can be enjoyed in the ocean, mountains and towns withinTokushima Prefecture.
Spring cherry blossoms, rafting in summer, autumn colors and snow...
Immerse yourself in the four seasons of Tokushima!
The most common mode of transportation to Tokushima is the highway bus which departs from Osaka or Kobe.
Tokushima is connected to mainland Japan by the Akashi-Kaikyo and Naruto Bridges, and can be reached from Osaka in two and a half hours.
Tokushima has plenty of activities, including rafting in Oboke and Koboke Gorges, surfing in Kaifu, a thrilling crossing of a ravine on the Vine Bridges in Iya.
From resorts and business hotels, to the hot springs with stunning views, Tokushima offers several different types of attractive accomodations.
Blessed with the natural produce from both the mountains and the sea, Tokushima is a treasure box full of delicious foods.
The many delicious dishes made using fresh local produce are something to look forward to on your trip.