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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hiwasa Sea Turtle Museum Caretta
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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. "
  • Myokenyama Park
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    Tokushima Naruto-shi Muyacho Hayasaki Kita Tonomachi
  • Okadaseitosho
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    Tokushima Pref. Itanogunkamitachou Izumidani Haranakasuji 12-1
  • Tokushima Kenritubungakushodokan
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Nakamaegawachou 2-22-1

    立派な建物だったので、ちょっと覗いてみたのですが興味の薄い分野だったので興源寺の蜂須賀家のお墓群の方を先に見に行って戻ってきたら17時閉館で間に合いませんでした。

  • Anan Science Center
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokushima Anan-shi Nakagawacho Kamifukui Minami Kawafuchi 8-1

    阿南市にある科学センターに訪問です。 体験館と訪問館があります。 おもしろ科学センターなど子供が好きそうな スポットだと思います!

  • Yokaiyashiki Ishino Museum
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    Tokushima Pref. Miyoshishi Yamashirochoukamimyou 1553-1
  • Awakokufumachikado Museum Awaki Gu Tate
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    Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Kokufuchou Naka 201
  • Awakokufumachikado Museum Awanoaizomeshijirakan
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    Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Kokufuchouwada Iuchi 105
  • Awakokufumachikado Museum Awanomeishi Hyotankan
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    Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Kokufuchou Kou 297
  • Awakokufumachikado Museum Kaikonokan
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    Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Kokufuchouhigashikuroda Sakuranoki 56
  • Joroku Ji Treasure Hall
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    Tokushima Tokushima-shi Jorokucho
  • Yonden Energy Plaza Anan
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    Tokushima Pref. Ananshi Tachibanachou Kouno 106
  • Awa Municipal Donari History Museum
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    Tokushima Awa-shi Donari Maruyama 46-1
  • Tokushima Ritcho Hadakasu Dam Museum (Beaver Museum)
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    Tokushima Naka-gun Nakacho Nagayasu

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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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