Tokushima Tourism|Discover Tokushima, Japan

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.

Vine Bridges of Iya Valley to Add to your Bucket List

This 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 River, the bridge is in total harmony with nature throughout the four seasons, creating a truly beautiful sight.The Ⅴine Bridge has been maintained by the village people for generations, and gives visitors an insight into how people in the region lived in the past.

Exciting! 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 Domain was first founded by Hachisuka Iemasa. It is known as an era when indigo dye, salt, and other valuable items were accumulated in large amounts. Indigo merchants would contribute to the Awa Dance to make it an even more spectacular event every year.This lead to the dance becoming established amongst regular society, starting as a free-form of mass entertainment. It continued to develop through being performed at the end of battles as a striking way to signify revival.

The Shikoku Pilgrimage:Trail to Remind your Dignity and the Calm Mind

The 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.

Spectacular Scenery : Naruto Whirlpools

Large 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 Autumn during the high tides, and the roar they give off as they mix together is an experience that no tourist can afford to miss. The Naruto Strait is known as one of the world's 3 largest tides.


Spring cherry blossoms, rafting in summer, autumn colors and snow…
Immerse yourself in the four seasons of Tokushima!