Tokushima & the Anan Coast

Adjacent to Tokushima Castle Museum is the beautiful Senshūkaku-teien, an intimate 16th-century garden featuring rock bridges and secluded ponds.

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1. Tokushima Castle Museum

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You can get a glimpse into the castle's former Edo-period grandeur at Tokushima Castle Museum, which contains a model of the castle town as well as…

2. Chūō-kōen

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Northeast of the train station is Tokushima's central park, Chūō-kōen, a lovely place for a stroll. You'll find the scant ruins of Tokushima-jō (Tokushima…

3. ACTY 21

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Landmark building in Tokushima's Akita-machi district.

4. Awa Odori Kaikan

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Awa Odori Kaikan features extensive exhibits relating to the Awa-odori Matsuri and dance. The dance is performed for visitors at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm daily …

5. Bizan Ropeway

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A cable car whizzes guests to the top of Mt Bizan for fine views over the city.

6. Bizan

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At the foot of Bizan, the 280m-high summit at the southwestern end of Shinmachibashi-dōri, the Bizan Ropeway whizzes you to the top for fine city views. A…

7. Awa Jūrobe Yashiki Puppet Theatre

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For hundreds of years, puppet theatre thrived in the farming communities around Tokushima. Performances can still be seen here, in the former residence of…

8. Awa Deko Ningyō Kaikan


This small museum displays puppets made by the in-house master at Awa Jūrobe Yashiki Puppet Theatre, who also gives talks (in Japanese) on the puppet…