Culture

Museums & History

Otsuka Museum of Art

Home to the largest permanent exhibition space in Japan, this museum houses vivid, full-size reprodu…

Awa Odori Kaikan (Awa Odori Museum)

The world-famous Awa Dance can be viewed all year round at this dance hall. The first floor is home…

Awa no Jurobe Yashiki

Here you can find daily performances of the Awa puppet theatre, at the former residence of Bando Jur…

Naruto Ohashi Memorial Museum Eddy

This museum is home to exhibits focusing on the Naruto Bridge and the Whirlpools of Naruto. Amongst…

Naruto Deutsches Haus

Built on the site of a relocation camp where German prisoners of WWI lived for three years, the Deut…

Awa-Ikeda Tobacco Museum and Awa-Ikeda Udatsu House

This dyer's home and factory, preserved from the era when the Awa indigo trade was flourishing,…

Udatsu Townscape

Along the historical streets of Wakimachi (dating from the Edo period, 1600-1868) can been seen Udat…

Lapis Oboke

The Oboke Gorge has unusual geological strata, including a rudaceous schist formation designated as…

Bukeyashiki Kitake (Old samurai residence-Kitake)

This is the largest home in the Iya area, built in 1763 by the samurai headman of Oeda, a descendant…

Ochiai Village

The many thatch-roofed houses built on the steep slopes of the mountains here are protected by their…

Heike Clan Traditional House

After the downfall of the Heike Clan toward the end of the 12th century, Horikawa Naiki now out of p…

Awa Traditional Japanese Handmade Paper Hall

Watch how Japanese paper is made by hand, and examine displays of handmade paper from around the wor…
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