Dance your Heart Out at “Tokushima, the City of Water” and the Awa Odori!
You can’t mention Tokushima without thinking of the famous Awa Odori. For four days in summer, from August 12 to August 15, Tokushima is full of dancers performing for Awa Odori. Unfortunately, the Awa Odori in 2020 was canceled due to the spread of COVID-19, but we hope you enjoy the festivities this year. We are all waiting for your visit here in Tokushima, home of the Awa Odori.
Dye with Indigo and Experience the Joys of Japan's No.1 Summer Dance Hotspot
Tokushima City is the birthplace of Japan’s No. 1 summer dance festival, the over-400-year-old “Awa Odori,” which represents traditional Japanese culture. Also, Tokushima has many other attractions provided by the area’s unique climate and history, including a nationally designated important intangible cultural property puppet performance art called “Awa Ningyo Joruri,” the local “Aizome” indigo dyeing industry that produces the recognizable “Japan Blue” hue, beautifully crafted “Yusan-bako” stacked hand-held lunch boxes, local gourmet, “Tokushima Ramen,” and the scenic “Hyotanjima Riverboat Cruise”.
We have gathered the charm of “Tokushima, the city of water” from all around, so please visit and have a look!