Awa Dance (Awa Odori)阿波おどり
Not only is this one of Shikoku's three largest festivals, but one of Japan's three biggest Bon Odori dance festivals. Boasting over 400 years of history, this is a true Japan tradition. There are various theories as to how it started, including that it originated in 1587 to celebrate the completion of Tokushima Castle, but no one is sure of the details. During the Awa Odori festival, about 100,000 spectators and dancers from all over Japan come and dance the night away in rhythm with the hayashi music.
- 2019/8/12-8/15 [8/11]11:00-21:00
- Average attendance
- Street stall
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
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Tokushima Main Areas
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.