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  • Otsuka Museum of Art
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Narutochoutosadomariura Fukuike 65-1
    Located in Naruto Town, Naruto City, Tokushima Prefecture, this art museum has the largest permanent exhibition space in Japan. The exhibits consist of more than 1,000 Western paintings reproduced in full scale on ceramic panels. Visitors can appreciate masterpieces from all over the world such as Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, Edvard Munch’s The Scream and Picasso’s Guernica. The viewing route through the museum is about four kilometers long. There is also a museum shop and a restaurant where visitors can enjoy meals while looking out over the garden.

    場所は中庭を通るので最初はわかりずらかったです。 最期の晩餐¥1800 ミュンヘンランチ¥1200 鯛御膳¥1200 を注文しました。 ミュンヘンランチがコスパが良かったです。 美術館も素敵ですが レストランも素敵でした。

  • Naruto Park
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    Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Narutochoutosadomariura Fukuike
    Naruto Park sits next to the Naruto Strait, famous for its whirlpool, and the Onaruto Bridge. There are many scenic spots and places of interest here including a promenade called Uzunomichi (the road of whirlpools), the observation deck Esukahiru Naruto, and the Onaruto Bridge Crossing Memorial Hall, making it a park often visited by tourists.
  • Asutamu Land Tokushima
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    4.5
    58 Reviews
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    Tokushima Pref. Itanogunitanochou Natou Kiviga Valley 45-22
    Asutamu Land Tokushima is a vast prefectural park located in the nature-rich hills of the Kibiga Valley. There are lots of things for visitors to do such as the Children’s Science Center where children can learn about science through play and hands-on activities, the Experience Studio where parents and children can have a go at some experiments and enjoy making things, and there is the Yoshino River Meguri water ride inspired by the natural scenery of Tokushima, etc. It’s a great day out for the whole family.

    If you are travelling in Tokushima with small children, they may not be as interested in all the cultural things there are to see. So if you need a change of pace to keep the kids happy, this is the...

  • Tokushima Modern Art Museum
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    Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Hachimanchou Mukouterayama Cultural forest in the general park
    The Tokushima Modern Art Museum is located within Bunka-no-mori Park. Besides artworks connected with Tokushima, the Museum also has impressive collections and displays of paintings, sculptures etc. from other countries. Facilities include a museum shop, restaurant, and reference room, etc. The Museum is located approximately 25 minutes by bus from Tokushima Station.
  • Tokushima Prefectural Museum
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    Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Hachimanchou Mukouterayama Cultural forest in the general park
    Located approximately 25 minutes by bus from Tokushima Station, the Tokushima Prefectural Museum is a general-interest museum situated within Bunka-no-mori Park. The museum’s collections cover a comprehensive range of humanities-related fields (including archeology, history, folk traditions, artistic handicrafts, etc.) and natural science-related fields (including zoology, botany and geoscience). Besides permanent exhibitions focused on the history and natural history of Tokushima, the Museum also hosts special exhibitions (with new themed exhibitions starting three times a year) as well as experiential classrooms and other special events. Facilities include a breastfeeding room, free lockers, a restaurant, and a museum shop. Free Wi-Fi is available.
  • Tokushima Prefectural Awa Jurobe Yashiki (Puppet Theater and Museum)
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    4.5
    45 Reviews
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    Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Kawauchichou Miyajimahonura 184
    Located approximately 15 minutes by car or 30 minutes by bus from JR Tokushima Station, the Tokushima Prefectural Awa Jurobe Yashiki (Puppet Theater and Museum) is housed in the former residence of Bando Jurobe, the historical figure who inspired the Ningyo Joruri puppet theater play Keisei Awa no Naruto. Awa Ningyo Joruri puppet theater performances are held in the Museum on a daily basis. The Museum’s exhibition room houses displays on the Ningyo Joruri puppet theater tradition and on the deko puppets used. A wide range of special events are held to provide opportunities for more people to learn about Ningyo Joruri puppet theatre.

    I loved everything about this place. Get there about 30 minutes early and catch the guided museum tour; a docent shows how the puppets work. The museum exhibits are all in English as well as...

  • Awa Deko Ningyo Kaikan puppet theatre museum
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    Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Kawauchichou Miyajimahonura 226-1
    The Awa Deko Ningyo Kaikan puppet theatre museum is located around 15 minutes’ drive from JR Tokushima Station. The museum features displays of Ningyo Joruri puppets, classes in making puppet heads, and humorous introductions to the special techniques used in puppet-making. The aim is for visitors to be able to learn about Awa Deko puppets in an enjoyable way by watching and listening. The Awa Deko Ningyo Kaikan also sells, restores and repairs deko puppets.
  • Tokushima City Tokushima Castle Museum
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    3.5
    55 Reviews
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    Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Tokushimachoujounai 1-8
    This is a museum erected at the site of the Tokushima Castle palace ruins in Tokushima Central Park, Tokushima City. It is only a 10-minute walk from the JR Tokushima Station. The permanent exhibit is divided into five themes showcasing artisan works and historical materials of the Tokushima domain and the Hachisuka clan. Here, the Senzanmaru, a national Important Cultural Property that is a decorative whaling ship from the Tokushima domain is the main attraction amongst many other treasures. The museum annually hosts six special exhibits or themed exhibits. The visitors to the history museum may use the same ticket to enjoy the adjoining former Tokushima Castle Omote Goten Garden as well.

    This fascinating museum provides an insight into the history of the area. Get a combined ticket to see the gardens as well.

  • Roadside Station Oboke (Monster House and Stone Museum)
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
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    Tokushima Pref. Miyoshishi Yamashirochoukamimyou 1553-1
    Roadside Station Oboke is located in Miyoshi City. Besides the Monster House and Stone Museum, which feature 70 monsters from local legends and a sample of the rudaceous schist that has been designated as a Natural Monument, there is also a hotspring footbath (open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from March to November) where visitors can relax and enjoy beautiful views of the Yoshino River, as well as a gift-shop selling local Miyoshi specialties and natural stones, a café, etc.

    This attraction brings out the child in you! Different Yokai exist in Japanese folklore and each legend is interesting. The Yokai is a class of supernatural monsters. Some characters are quite...

  • Kazura Bashi Campsite
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    Tokushima Pref. Miyoshishi Nishiyayamamurakanjou 233
    Kazura Bashi Campsite is situated roughly 10 minutes’ walk from Kazura Bridge in the Iya Gorge. The Campsite is immediately adjacent to the Iya River, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy nature to the full by swimming in the river, fishing, rafting, etc. Bungalows, an outdoor cooking area, showers etc. are available, and tents, cooking equipment, blankets etc. are available for rental.
  • Ai-no-Yakata Aizumicho Historical Museum
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    Tokushima Pref. Itanogunaizumichou Tokumei Maezunishi 172
    The Ai-no-Yakata Aizumicho Historical Museum is a museum dedicated to indigo blue dyeing, located in Aizumicho. The building which houses the museum was formerly the mansion of the Okumura family, who were leading indigo dye merchants. Models depict the processes used to create indigo dye, and there are also displays of traditional agricultural tools and domestic utensils, as well as indigo-dyed traditional kimonos and historic fabrics. Visitors can also view the historical artifacts and works of art collected by the Okumura family. The intricate architecture of the buildings is also very impressive. To reach the Museum, take the Tokushima Bus service from JR Tokushima Station heading to Nijo and Kamojima, and get off at the Higashi-Nakatomi bus stop; the Museum is about five minutes’ walk from the bus stop.
  • Dochunoyu resort
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    Tokushima Prefecture Awa City Mihiro Kita 205-1
    Dochunoyu is a resort situated on a hill overlooking the Yoshino River. Both the main indoor bath and the open-air bath have spectacular views, with visitors being able to enjoy the beauty of the changing seasons. The resort has a comprehensive range of facilities, including not only saunas but also massage services, beauty treatment services, a restaurant and a karaoke room, etc. For groups of at least 10 people, there is a free pick-up service (limited to locations within Tokushima Prefecture within one hour’s drive) (*Please note that Dochunoyu is not a hot springs resort)
  • Kitajima Tulip Park
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    Tokushima Pref. Itanogunkitajimachou Nakamura Higaino
    Located in Kitajima Town in Itano District, Kitajima Tulip Park is classed as one of the “88 Scenic Spots of Tokushima.” The Park, which covers an area of 1,800 square meters, features around 50,000 beautiful tulip flowers of approximately 80 different varieties. Entrance to the Park is free, and special events are held on Sundays (Please note that the Park is only open from early to late April, when the tulips are in bloom). Kitajima Tulip Park is approximately 10 minutes’ drive from Shozui Station on the JR Kotoku Line.
  • Ishii Dome
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Tokushima Pref. Myouzaigunishichou Takagawara Takagawara 2115-3
    Located about five minutes’ drive from Ishii Station on the JR Tokushima Line, Ishii Dome is situated within the OK Ishii Park. It boasts a comprehensive range of facilities, including a 25-meter swimming pool, endless pool (with flowing water), children’s pool, massage room, gym, etc. A variety of classes are held, including water aerobics, Tai Chi, etc.

    スポーツジムが少ないエリアにある貴重なプールです。 このあたりの水道水はそのまま飲んでも美味しいくらいなんですが、そんな水を使っているプールも当然気持ち良い。 25メートルプールで半分の4レーンほどが止まらずに泳ぐ人向けになっていて、トレーニングに適しています。 水深は1.5メートルほどですが、プールサイドには50cm程度の台が沈められていて、ターンがしづらいです。 レーンの幅が都会のスポーツジム...

  • Ozuna Beach
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    Tokushima Pref. Kaifugunkaiyouchou Asakawa Ozuna
    Located around 10 minutes’ walk from Sabase Station on the JR Mugi Line, Ozuna Beach has received a special commendation from the Ministry of the Environment as one of the best of the “Top 100 Best Beaches in Japan.” Ozuna Beach forms part of the “Yasaka-Yahama” (“Eight Hills and Eight Beaches”), a long stretch of scenic coastline in Tokushima Prefecture. As soon as the beach is opened to the public for sea-bathing in mid-July each year, it attracts many visitors, making for a very lively atmosphere (the beach is open for sea-bathing until late August). Showers, rest areas etc. are available free of charge.
  • Tokushima Bunka-no-Mori Park
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    Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Hachimanchou Mukouterayama
    Located in an expansive, hilly, and naturally lush area, this park, unlike any other in the country, was created in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Tokushima Prefecture. The park grounds host five facilities—the Tokushima Prefectural Library, Tokushima Prefectural Museum, Tokushima Prefectural Modern Art Museum, Tokushima Prefectural Archive, and Tokushima Prefectural 21st Century Hall. Each facility has a permanent exhibit and also holds special exhibitions and a variety of other events, bustling with visitors throughout the year. A wide variety of flowering plants and trees also grow on the park grounds and visitors can enjoy the seasonal scenery.
  • Tokushima Prefectural Torii Ryuzo Memorial Museum
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    Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Hachimanchou Mukouterayama Cultural forest in the general park
    A museum which seeks to honor and convey to future generations the achievements of the pioneering anthropologist, archeologist, and ethnologist Torii Ryuzo. The museum is divided into three sections— “Asia as Torii Ryuzo Saw It,” “The Life of Torii Ryuzo,” and “Learning from Torii Ryuzo” —and displays a variety of materials and works concerning the career and research achievements of the man. The facility also has interactive exhibits for children to learn while having fun, such as an area for trying on traditional folk costumes and a pottery puzzle.
  • Team Lab Tokushima Bunka-no-Mori Universe of Water Particles on Bunka-no-Mori Park
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    Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Hachimanchou Mukouterayama Cultural forest in the general park
    A permanent outdoor exhibit created by Team Lab, a group gaining much attention in Japan and around the world for its cutting edge digital art. The group created the exhibit by first recreating one of the buildings in the park in a virtual 3D space. They then simulated a waterfall falling over that building and used projection mapping to project this image on the actual building. The waterfall continually changes depending on the movement of people; standing at the top of the piece, the flow changes, and you can experience what it’s like to be a boulder obstructing the movement of water.
  • Bar Txalaparta
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    Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Tomidamachi 2-18 Naruto Bill B1
    A unique music bar with a great sound system and warm atmosphere. Live performances are held for limited times only by a wide variety of bands, which always draws a great crowd of clubbers. They also offer asian cuisine including Thai pad ka-prao and green curry.
  • Tokushima Zoo Kitajima Kensetsu Forest
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    Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Katanokamichou · Shibano cho
    This is one of the largest zoos in Shikoku located in Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture. It has a temperate zone, a savannah zone and an arctic zone, a 40 meter diameter flying cage and a kid’s zoo. The zoo houses many species from typically popular animals such as Asian elephants, lions and polar bears to the Andean Condor, the largest flying bird in the world. It is joined to Tokushima Family Land to the west of the entrance gate at the back. This amusement park has a big wheel, a merry-go-round, an amusement arcade and so on.

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The southeastern corner of Shikoku is home to Tokushima prefecture, a region celebrated for its luscious nature and the nation’s favorite Awa Odori, an energetic dance to which an annual summer festival has been dedicated. Keeping the upbeat tempo, whirlpools excite the Naruto sea off Tokushima, while inland, dramatic cliffs line the Iya Valley, promising unrivaled views of vast and vibrant scenery.

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