Spots in Wakimachi Area

  • Roadside Station Island Udatsu (Cafe&Souvenirs Aigura)
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    3.5
    45 Reviews
    Transportation
    Tokushima Pref. Mimashi Wakimachi Machinami (station address)
    A roadside station about 10 minutes by car on the Wakimachi Interchange. The facility is a renovated old storehouse, appearing to melt into the surrounding town of Udatsu with its Edo period atmosphere. The retail shop on the first floor sells products made in Tokushima Prefecture. The second floor has a free rest area and a cafe, where you can eat handmade ice cream and meals made with Awaodori chicken. “Mimakara” ice cream has local specialty Ao-togarashi spice that adds some spice to the sweetness. Walking around Yoshida Residence or the Udatsu streets of Wakimachi is recommended.

    休息や食事を摂れる道の駅です。うだつの町並みに隣接しているため、ここに車を置いて巡るのも良いですよ。

  • Temple No. 7, Jurakuji Temple
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Awashi Donarichoutakao Houkyouden 58
    Juraku-ji Temple is a Koya-san Shingon Buddhist temple in Awa City. It’s formal name is Komyo-zan Rengei-in; it is the seventh temple visited on the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. According to tradition, the temple was founded by Kobo Daishi. The name “Juraku-ji” (“Ten Joys Temple”) derives from the idea that, thanks to the mercy of the Amithaba Buddha, people can overcome the “eight sorrows” of birth, age, sickness, death, the pain of meeting people you dislike, the pain of separation, the pain of not getting what one wants, and pain caused by the five skandha (aggregates of mental and physical characteristics), and experience the “Ten Joys” of the Pure Land (paradise). Originally a very large temple, the Juraku-ji Temple was burnt down by the armies of the warlord Motochika Chosokabe in 1582. Only the temple’s main statue was saved, by being carried off by the head priest Shinzen on his back. The temple was rebuilt in 1635; these are the buildings that the visitor sees today.

    This is the 7th temple on the 88 temple pilgrimage and just a 15 minute walk from temple 6. The hondo is very interesting and there is a jizo that is said to cure eye problems. Also a very good...

  • Fujiidera Temple
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    3.5
    35 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Yoshinogawashi Kamojimachouino 1525
    This temple belongs to the Rinzai sect of Myoshinji Temple and is located in Kamojima Town, Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima Prefecture, and it is the 11th temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. It is said that in 815, Kukai, at the unlucky age of 42, sculpted a statue of Bhaisajyaguru and constructed the hall to help stave off bad luck for himself and all living things. The five-colored wisteria that Kukai is said to have planted on the temple grounds are the origin of the temple’s name, and they bloom in late April every year. The principal image has been designated an Important Cultural Properties and is beloved by locals for its evil-warding properties. The unryu (dragon and cloud) painting on the ceiling of the main hall is a must-see. There is a treacherous path called the “henro korogashi (falling pilgrim)” that leads to Shosanji Temple, the 12th temple on the pilgrimage.

    レンタカーで参拝したところ特に苦も無く余裕で到着しました。貸切バスによる団参ツアー客には出会いませんでしたが、貸切タクシーによるグループ参拝はあるようで日常的のそれなりの参拝者があるようでした。

  • Horin-ji Temple
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    3.5
    30 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Awashi Donarichoudonari Tanaka 198-2
    The origins of this temple lie in a temple founded by Kobo Daishi after encountering a white snake while on a preaching tour; this “Hakuda-san Horin-ji” was located about 4km north of the present Horin-ji Temple near the Hochi-ga-tani. In 1582 the original temple was burnt down by the armies of the warlord Motochika Chosokabe; the temple was rebuilt on its present site at some point in the Tempo era(1644–1648), and was given the name Horin-ji. The new temple was accidentally burnt down in 1859; the temple buildings that the visitor sees today were built in the Meiji era. The statue of Shaka Nyorai (Gautama Buddha) which is the main object of veneration in the temple depicts Shakyamuni in a reclining posture; the Horin-ji Temple is the only one of the temples on the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage to feature this type of statute. Situated amidst peaceful farmland, the Horin-ji Temple is affectionately known as “Horin-san Amidst the Fields.”

    他の寺院に比べるとシンプルとも思える仁王門を潜って境内に進みました。正面が本堂となっており、直ぐ傍の大師堂共々参拝し易いようになっていました。又、本堂内には健脚祈願として大量のわらじが奉納されていました。

  • Shikoku Saburo no Go
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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。

  • 20th Temple of Shikoku Bekkaku 20 temples Pilgrimage and So-Okunoin of 88 sacred places on the Shikoku Pilgrimage, Otakiji Temple
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Mimashi Wakimachi Nishiotani 674
    One of the Shikoku Bekkaku 20 Temples, this historic temple was built by the Buddhist priest Gyoki during the Nara period in the magnificent Sanuki Mountains. It enshrines an Amitabha triad. During the Tokugawa period, the temple was where the Inada clan, the chief retainers of the Takamatsu domain and the Tokushima domain, came to pray. The temple is famous as a place to ward off bad luck.

    pour rencontrer la spiritualité bouddhiste un beau lieu de nature et bien conservé prévoir 2h pour parcourir et découvrir l énergie des leiux

  • Natural Hot Spring Gosho no Sato
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tokushima Pref. Awashi Donarichouyoshida Nashinokibara 1
    This natural hot spring spa is popular for its “Daiyokujo Venus,” a spacious and well-lit circular public bath. The sodium chloride and hydrogen carbonate hot springs are said to help with conditions including nerve pain, muscle soreness, and joint pain, bruises, weak constitution, and chronic women’s diseases. In addition to large public baths, there are several types of other baths to enjoy including cascading shower baths. There are also three types of sauna and a bedrock bath for women only. Each is popular for their purported health and beauty benefits. Other facilities include a restaurant, a shop that offers seasonal foods, a banquet hall, and more.

    天然温泉の施設ですが、入口付近に道の駅的な売り場が有りました。 ご当地の野菜やお土産が売っていますが、気になったのがすだちソーダー! すだちの香るソーダでした!

  • The Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Yoshinogawashi Yamakawachoukawahigashi 141
    The Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper, just a 15-minute walk from the JR Awa Yamakawa Station, was constructed in May 1989 for the purpose of preserving the traditional craft of Awa Japanese Paper making. Awa Washi is soft Japanese paper made by using indigo dye, an art that has been transmitted for 1,300 years. Opportunities for watching washi-craftsmen working, as well as papermaking workshops are available to the public. Artwork studios are also made available to promote both local and international artists. Two exhibition rooms are open to the public, and available as art galleries.

    山川町は、和紙産業が有名で阿波和紙の歴史と紙漉体験が学べれる施設なので勉強になり和紙の工程を深く理解する事ができました。*月曜日が休館日。

  • Misato Hotaru Museum
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokushima Yoshinogawa Misato Muneda 82-1

    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。

  • Honraku-ji Temple
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Mima-shi Anabukicho Mishima Oshima 123

    JR徳島線の小島駅から歩いて出かけました。お庭が素敵で、紅葉の時期に出直したいと思います。素晴らしい景観がまっていそうでした。

  • Udatsu Townscape
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    Tokushima Pref. Mimashi Wakimachi South town
    First established as the castle town of Waki Castle, this townscape developed as center for the indigo trade​. Many of the machiya (town houses) feature tile-roofed and plastered udatsu (short pillars for supporting a ridgepole) on both ends of their roofs. The streets, which retain the scenery of Japan’s early modern and modern period, are lined with 85 traditional buildings built between the mid Edo period to the early Showa period, with most being built around the Meiji period. Every October, the neighborhood holds the Udatsu Festival. The townscape has been selected as one of Japan’s 100 Best Roads as well as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings.
  • Temple No. 10, Kirihataji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Awashi Ichibachoukirihata Kannon 129
    The Kihata-ji Temple is a Koya-san Shingon Buddhist temple in Awa City. It’s formal name is Tokudo-zan Kanjo-in; it is the 10th temple visited on the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. According to legend, when the monk Kobo Daishi was practicing asceticism in this area, he asked a weaver’s daughter to give him some fabric offcuts to patch his monk’s robe with; in order to give him offcuts, the girl generously cut up the piece of cloth that she had just finished weaving for him to use. In return for her kindness, Kobo Daishi offered to carve a statue of Senju Kannon (Thousand Armed Avalokiteshwara) for the repose of her parents’ souls. When he performed the kanjo ceremony while bestowing the statue on the girl, she instantly attained Buddhahood and took on the likeness of Senju Kannon. The temple’s name and formal name both derive from this legend. Besides the statue of Senju Kannon in the Hon-do (main hall) which is the main object of veneration at the temple, Senju Kannon Bosatsu is also worshipped here in the form of a Bodhisattva.
  • Roadside Station Sadamitsu Yuyukan
    Transportation
    Tokushima Pref. Mimaguntsurugichou Sadamitsu Osuka 11-1
    This is a roadside station on National Route 192 in Tsurugi Town, Mima County, Tokushima Prefecture. The land mark is the observation tower of 23 meters that overlooks the mountain of Kenzan, the majestic Shikoku mountain ranges, and the Yoshino River. The produce hall sells local specialties such as vegetables grown by local farmers picked that morning, traditional crafts, Handa somen noodles, dried persimmon, yuzu citrus vinegar, and Awaodori chicken curry. The restaurant’s popular dish is a sizzling Teppan yaki BBQ set using Awaodori chicken. In the bright open space you can enjoy unique Shikoku and Tokushima delicacies.
  • Temple No. 8, Kumadaniji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Awashi Donarichoudonari Maeda 185
    The Kumadani-ji Temple is a Koya-san Shingon Buddhist temple located in Awa City. Its formal name is Fumyo-zan Shinko-in; it is the eighth temple visited on the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. It is said that when the monk Kobo Daishi was meditating near here in 815, Kumano Gongen appeared to him and presented him with a gold statue of Kannon (the Goddess of Mercy) about 5 cm in height. Praying three times after each stroke of the wood-carving knife, Kobo Daishi carved a life-size statue of Senju Kannon in sacred wood, and placed the gold statue that he had received inside it, before building a temple to house the statue. These statues thus became the main object of veneration at the Kumadani-ji Temple. Unfortunately, the statues were destroyed in a fire that burnt down the Hon-do (main hall) of the temple in 1927; the statue that the visitor sees today was installed in 1971.
  • Dochunoyu resort
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    2.5
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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)

    家族で利用しました。温泉感は無く、塩素臭が立ち込めていました。サウナ、水風呂は普通。露天風呂は地元の方らしき方が喫煙してらっしゃいました。

  • Nakaoyama Plateau Campsite
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokushima Mima-shi Koyadaira Taigokake 445-1

    山頂で大自然を満喫できるスポットです。 徳島自動車道から車で一時間以上かかるのてすが、ゆっくりとキャンプができます。 ただし、キャンプ場近くはお店が無いので注意が必要です。 宿泊はロッジ、コテージ等色々選べます。 価格も1人あたり5000円以内と非常にリーズナブルです。

  • Tarai Udon Niimiya
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokushima Pref. Awashi Donarichoumiyagawauchi Kambata 100-1
    This udon noodle restaurant opened in 1965. The ability to take in views of the Miyagawauchi River while enjoying a washbasin full of udon noodles has kept it popular all these years. Their flavorful secret dipping sauce, made with plentiful amounts of more than 10 stock ingredients including dried sardines, kombu seaweed, and katsuobushi (shaved dried skipjack tuna), is provided with a beaten egg in a small pot. Other popular items include their karaage (Japanese-style fried chicken), which is tossed in a home-made sauce, and grilled shiitake mushrooms, which are grown on natural logs in Awa City and served with ponzu (yuzu citrus and soy sauce) and sudachi citrus.

    階段を下りて行くと川があり夏場だと涼しいさが味わえ癒される。名物のたらいうどんは美味で一本だけピンク色のうどん♡もあります。

  • Mima City Traditional Crafts Experience Center Mirai Kobo
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Mimashi Wakimachiwakimachi 92
    This cultural history museum is located inside a quasi-Western-style building built in 1988 to look like a Meiji-era tax office. Located on the site of a Meiji-era tax office, the building was originally used as a regional legal affairs bureau. Now, it houses exhibits about the past and present of the Udatsu townscape. The museum also offers tours by volunteer guides and even provides information about local tourism.
  • Sarian
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokushima Pref. Mimashi Wakimachiwakimachi 132-5
    This tea house is located in a more than a century-old townhouse located across from the old Yoshida residence. It offers sobagome zosui (buckwheat porridge), a local delicacy well-known to the people of Tokushima Prefecture. This hearty and healthy dish is flavored with a stock made with Awa-odori chicken, a local breed. Their sobagome zosui sets, their zenzai (sweet red bean soup) and matcha tea sets, and their sudachi juice are also very popular.

    うだつの町並みを観光した後、ちょっと早めの昼食に立ち寄った。吉田家住宅の真向かいにあり、うだつの町並みにふさわしい築100年以上の町屋を利用している。店内には、いかにも茶屋らしく緋毛氈が敷かれ大きな日よけの和傘が立つ。いただいたのは「蕎麦米雑炊(1000円)」と「ぜんざい(600円)」。蕎麦米雑炊はあっさりした味付けながら出汁が効いていてなかなか美味。軽めのランチにちょうど良い。ぜんざいも甘さ控え...

  • AIGURA
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Mima-shi Wakimachi Wakimachi 55

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