Leisure / Outdoors Spots in Tokushima Area

  • Otsuka Museum of Art
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    4.5
    992 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.

    Its wonderful that everything is carefully reproduced on a ceramic plate and on the actual sizeら. The works that I have seen in art museums during my travels all over the world are displayed all at...

  • Bizan Park
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    4.0
    112 Reviews
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    Tokushima Tokushima-shi Bizancho
    This park is located about a 20-minute drive from Tokushima Interchange on the Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway. or about a 10-minute walk from JR Tokushima Station to the Awa Odori Hall and then a six-minute ride on the Bizan Ropeway. The park was built on the summit of Mt. Bizan, the symbol of Tokushima City. From the summit, visitors can see as far as the Asan Mountains, the Seto Inland Sea, and the mountains of Kishu. Visitors can enjoy seasonal nature such as the park's cascades of seasonal flowers, its famous cherry blossoms, and its 3,900 trees and shrubs. There is also a wild bird observation trail through the park.

    The park is located within the city and has a great view overlooking it. If you are there in time for the sakura blossoming, it is also a good option to do a nice relaxing picnic under the Sakura.

  • Asutamu Land Tokushima
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    4.5
    69 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 City Tokushima Castle Museum
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    3.5
    68 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.

    Tokushima castle museum is small but has a very nice collection of artifacts and information about the castle history and region. It is surrounded by a beautiful Japanese garden with some wildlife.

  • Tokushima Central Park
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    4.0
    77 Reviews
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    Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Tokushimachoujounai 1-outside
    This park was built on the former site of the castle of the Hachisuka Clan, the lords of the old Tokushima Domain. The park’s many attractions include the Old Tokushima Castle Omote Goten Garden, the Tokushima Castle Museum, a rose garden, a stream, a pond, and more. The Old Tokushima Castle Omote Goten Garden was designed by the national government as a Place of Scenic Beauty in 1941. This famous garden is comprised of two different gardens: a kansho-shiki garden (seated appreciation style garden) and a chisen kaiyu-shiki garden (pond strolling garden), both of which convey the style of the Momoyama period.

    We went to this park just to enjoy a walk, but were delighted to find the local petanque club having a friendly game. My husband was loaned some boules and invited to play. Petanque is the...

  • Tokushima Prefectural Awa Jurobe Yashiki (Puppet Theater and Museum)
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    4.5
    61 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...

  • 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.
  • Hiwasa Sea Turtle Museum Caretta
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
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    Tokushima Pref. Kaifugunminamichou Hiwasaura 370-4
    "This museum with its focus on sea turtles is one of only a handful worldwide. ""Caretta"" is another name for loggerhead turtles. The museum explains sea turtle ecology through fossils and panel displays. Recently hatched baby sea turtles are on display in their own special tank, and you can see rare sea turtle varieties in the facility's Large Turtle Pool and the Floating Sea Turtle Hall. On holidays they hold special programs that let you feed the turtles and get close to the hatchlings. "

    This amazing museum is named after the scientific term for loggerhead sea turtles. Every year between May and August, loggerhead turtles come to lay eggs in the sand of Ohama beach, which is just a...

  • Roadside Station Oboke (Monster House and Stone Museum)
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    3.5
    21 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.

    There seem to be many ghost legends in Oboke. I thought whether this facilitiy to be so-called haunted houses, but was not scared at all. Various ghosts were displayed and were quite worth...

  • Ai-no-Yakata Aizumicho Historical Museum
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
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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.

    Indigo dying with friends are funny. We had great time there. dont need to reserve but there are quite lots of people there.

  • Universe of Water Particles on Bunka-no-Mori Park
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    Tokushima Tokushima-shi Hachimancho Mukai Terayama Bunkanomori Comprehensive 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.
  • Komatsushima Station Park
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
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    Tokushima
    "The park was built on the former site of Komatsushima Station and consists of ""SL Memorial Plaza"" where a reproduction of the station building and an actual steam locomotive are on display, and ""Tanuki Plaza"" where the world's largest bronze statue of a raccoon dog (5 meters high and 5 tons in weight) was installed in connection with the ""Awa no Raccoon War"" that took place between raccoon dogs in the late Edo period. Center for Lifelong Learning"" and the ""Municipal Library"" are also located here."

    阿波の狸合戦に由来する「たぬき広場」には、高さ5メートルの大きな狸の銅像があります。また、「SL記念広場」には、廃駅となった小松島駅が再現され、C12形蒸気機関車と50系客車を展示してあります。水飲み場がSLの形で可愛らしかったです。広々として家族連れで楽しめる公園です。

  • Naruto Uchinoumi Park
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Narutochoutakashima Kita 679
    This park on the shores of the Uchinoumi inland sea is carpeted in seasonal flowering plants. The park features day camping sites, a walking course, multipurpose courts, a flower corridor, and more, making it a popular destination for both active and relaxing activities. The park also has a park center that provides information on the park. Visitors can also utilize services including rental balls.

    大毛島の一角に立派な公園が広がっているが、コロナのせいか人もまばらでした。長い海岸線、大きな広場、海賊船かと見間違うようなキッズコーナー、ウェーブコート、スポーツコート、イベントコーナー、お花畑などどれをとっても楽しめる場所です。散歩やジョギングにも向いてます。

  • Tsukimigaoka Seaside Park
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
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    Tokushima Pref. Itanogunmatsushigechou Toyoka Yamanote 42
    This well-equipped park features four types of cottages (including one barrier free cottage), a day camping area with a barbequing space, a sports area, a large children’s playground with a variety of play equipment, and much more. Located in a place known since ancient times for having great views of the moon, the park has four different spots for tsukimi (moon-viewing parties).

    徳島空港のすぐ隣にあるので飛行機の待ち時間待機にちょうど良い 駐車場ただ 月見ヶ丘とは夕日が沈むと月がみえるからのよう 空港まで車で5分なのでギリギリまでいてレンタカー返して間に合う

  • Forest Adventure Iya
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
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    Tokushima Miyoshi-shi

    My teenaged daughter and I spent a couple fun hours doing the Adventure Course, which included four different rope courses up in the trees plus a long zip line over the river and a shorter one back...

  • NFT Naruto Museum
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    3.0
    13 Reviews
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    Tokushima Naruto-shi Muyacho Hayasaki Kitatono Cho 149
    "Located in Myokoyama Park in Natsuyo-cho, Naruto City, this museum exhibits a collection of glass works by Emile Gallé, a French glass artist representing Art Nouveau, and also exhibits paintings by Kozo Mio, known for his work on the cover of ""Focus"". In 2021, the museum was renamed and became Japan's first art museum specializing in NFT art, with space for exhibiting NFT artworks."

    徳島ラーメン いのたに へ行ったついでに散策。入場料1人800円だったが、展示は少なく、蒸し暑いのにエアコンは効いておらず窓が開いていた。駐車場への道中も草が刈られていない。 今まで訪れた観光資源では間違いなくワースト1でしょう。

  • Shikoku Saburo no Go
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
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    Tokushima Mima-shi Mimacho Sakaime 39-10

    組合の行事で行きましたが、お天気にも恵まれたせいか、素晴らしい景色と整った施設でした。BBQセットもテントも椅子もシートも全部お借りして、美味しいBBQや焼きそばや焼きおにぎりを食べ、体育館のようなところで子供も含めた体育大会も行なって、1日楽しく過ごしました。

  • Kitajima Tulip Park
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
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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.

    遠くから見るとかわいい。4月のチューリップフェアの時はここから畑を見るとよし。公園の散歩コースの休憩場所かな。

  • Misato Hotaru Museum
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
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    Tokushima Yoshinogawa Misato Muneda 82-1
    "This museum is located along Route 193 in Misato, which is designated as a national natural monument for ""fireflies and their habitat in Misato. and a rest area are also available."

    三郷ほたる館は、蛍を見るのに適した場所でそれ以外にも”梅酒の試飲”&購入が可なのでexcellentな処だと思います。ホタルのお尻の光は、LED以上に緑色に光り✨冴えていました。

  • Fruit Garden Yamagata
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    3.0
    5 Reviews
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    Tokushima Naruto-shi Otsucho Oshiro 645-1
    A fruit farm which grows strawberries, Japanese pears, and other seasonal fruits. When in their respective seasons, visitors can enjoy strawberry and Japanese pear picking here. Strawberry picking season is from early January to early June, and Japanese pear picking season is from early August to the end of September. The farm also sells fruit and when in season you can also purchase watermelons and muskmelons.

    苺は今まで食べた中でも一番と言っていいほど味がなく、水を食べているようでした。 受付やスタッフの対応もとても悪かったです。商売をするならもっとしっかりするべきだと思います。味は頑張って直せるものではないので、せめて態度くらいはしっかりしましょう(^ω^)

Tokushima Areas

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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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