Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Tokushima / Naruto Area

  • 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...

  • Otsuka Museum of Art
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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.
  • Bizan Park
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    4.0
    109 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.

  • Tokushima Central Park
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    4.0
    73 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...

  • 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.
  • Tokushima Prefectural Awa Jurobe Yashiki (Puppet Theater and Museum)
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    4.5
    58 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...

  • 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.
  • 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。

  • 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

  • Fruit Garden Yamagata
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    4.0
    4 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.

    受付の場所、駐車場の事、説明が後手ごて。 たらい回し感がありました。 受付の若い女性も、笑顔もなく 早口に淡々と対応され、怒ってるのか?機嫌が悪いのか? 一同で呆れてました。 いちごも、品薄。 ・・・残念です。 もぉ利用しないと思います。

  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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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    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 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.
  • 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.
  • German Village Park
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    Tokushima Naruto-shi Oasacho Bando
    This park was built on the former site of a prisoner of war camp for German soldiers captured during the First World War. Today it is a forum of Japanese-German goodwill. The surrounding area's points of interest include the German House, a stone arch bridge called the German Bridge, the Megane Bridge, and the Bell of Bando. The beautiful park also has seasonal flowers and trees to enjoy.

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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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