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Culture / Tour Spots in Tokushima Area

  • 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。

  • 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...

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Naruto Galle Nomori Art Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Muyachouhayasaki Kitatonomachi 149
  • Okadaseitosho
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    Tokushima Pref. Itanogunkamitachou Izumidani Haranakasuji 12-1
  • Morasco mugi kaino Museum
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Kaifugunmugichou Nada Shimohamabe 198-1

    Very interesting shell museum, so many on exhibition and in a beautiful location The place is very quite, not too many people knows about it and it is a pity, since it is so interesting and...

  • 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。

  • Aizumicho Rose Garden
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    Tokushima Itano-gun Aizumicho Yakami Hara 263-88
  • Aioi Moribayashi Art Museum
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    Tokushima Naka-gun Nakacho Yokoishi Oita 34

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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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