Tokushima
The Essential
Tokushima, capital of the prefecture of the same name, is on the north-east coast of Shikoku Island and home to some 270,000 inhabitants. At the mouth of the River Yoshino and foot of Mount Bizan (280m), it is one of the main gateways to Shikoku thanks to Onaruto Bridge which links it to the main island of Honshu. It is famous throughout Japan for its amazing Awa Odori summer festival and because it is the first stage of the ancient 88-temple Shikoku Pilgrimage.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Tokushima

Awa Jurobe Yashiki Puppet Theatre
Awa Jurobe Yashiki Puppet Theatre
Awa Nyngyo Joruri is a theatrical art
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Awa Odori Kaikan
Awa Odori Kaikan
Every summer from August 12 to 15
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