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Tokushima Convention Support

Tokushima Prefecture Tourism Association

Post-conference Trips

Enjoy the original Awa Dance and a night out in Tokushima

Out on the town in Tokushima City
(Dinner, walk around the city)
 
Mt. Bizan summit (ropeway)
Mt. Bizan summit

Enjoying an evening view of Tokushima

Awa dance hall
Awa dance hall

<Awa dance hall>
Experiencing the Awa dance

Walking around town
(Shinmachi River LED)
Shinmachi River LED

<Shinmachi River LED>

To the hotel  

Enjoy an awe-inspiring day of art and nature in Naruto

In Tokushima City
(Dinner, stroll around the city, etc.)
 
Otsuka Museum of Art

Lunch: Sea bream dish in Naruto
Otsuka Museum of Art

<Otsuka Museum of Art>
The Otsuka Museum of Art has 1000 full-sized reproductions of masterpieces of Western art on large ceramic boards.
Sea bream dish
<Lunch>
Sea bream dish
* The photo is an example.

Swirling Tide Sightseeing
Swirling Tide Sightseeing

<Eddying current of Naruto>
Swirling tides created by one of the three greatest currents in the world reaching 20 kilometers per hour in speed and 20 meters in diameter.

Stroll in Naruto Park
 
Tokushima Station / Tokushima Awa Odori Airport  

Experience the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage and Naruto Gourmet

In Tokushima City
 
First temple of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage: Ryozen-ji Temple

Ryozen-ji Temple Ryozen-ji Temple

<Temple 1 Ryozen-ji>
The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage starts at this temple. The highlight is the two-storied pagoda and the garden that has a history of nearly 600 years.

Temple 2: Gokuraku-ji Temple
Gokuraku-ji Temple Gokuraku-ji Temple

<Temple 2 Gokuraku-ji>
In the precinct, footprints of the Buddha carved in stone can be found, along with a cedar tree which is believed to have been planted by Kobo Daishi.

Temple 3: Konsen-ji Temple
Konsen-ji Temple

<Temple 3 Konsen-ji>
The well and Benkei's stone still remain today.

View the whirlpools from the observatory or from a sightseeing boat
 
Naruto (Sea bream dish)
Naruto sea bream dish

<Naruto sea bream dish>
The high quality and firm-fleshed Naruto sea bream is captured right in the Naruto Strait.
* The photo is an example.

Tokushima Station / Tokushima Awa Odori Airport  

Enjoy a day indulged in Tokushima's culture (Indigo dye, puppet theater and Awa Dance)

In Tokushima City
 
Indigo House (Experiencing indigo dye)

Indigo House

<Indigo House>
Aizumi Town History Museum "Ai-no-Yakata" Awa indigo history and production process are documented here. It is also possible to experience indigo dyeing.

Awa Jurobei Yashiki Awa Joruri Puppet Theater performance (11:00-11:30)
Awa Jurobei Yashiki Awa Joruri Puppet

<Awa Jurobei Yashiki Awa Joruri Puppet>
Performances for the Awa Joruri Puppet Theater, a significant intangible folk cultural asset.

Wakimachi Udatsu Townscape
Wakimachi Udatsu Townscape

<Wakimachi Udatsu Townscape>
The Udatsu townscape where Awa Ai (indigo) merchants used to compete for success. Now a Government-designated Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings.

Awa Odori Kaikan Awa Odori performance (15:00-15:40)
 
Tokushima Station / Tokushima Awa Odori Airport
 

Enjoy the beautiful beaches and the delicious seafood gourmet of the south

In Tokushima City
 
Komatsushima
(Miharashi-no Hill, Aisai Square)

Miharashi-no Hill

<Komatsushima (Miharashi-no Hill, Aisai Square)>
A market where you can buy fresh vegetables and special products from the region.

Hiwasa
(Temple 23: Yakuo-ji Temple)
Yakuo-ji Temple

<Temple 23 Yakuo-ji>
The southernmost temple of the pilgrimage in Tokushima Prefecture, famous for its talismans against evils.

Ohama beach
(Stroll around Ebisu-do, Koibito-misaki -Lovers' Cape)
Ohama beach

<Ohama Beach>
The 700 meter coastline is visited by loggerhead turtles every year from early summer to mid summer when they come to lay their eggs on the beach.

Sea Turtle Museum "Caretta"
Sea Turtle Museum "Caretta"

<Sea Turtle Museum "Caretta">
A unique museum all about sea turtles. The pool where cute baby turtles are raised is very popular.

View of Minami Awa Sunline

Awa Sunline

<View of Minami Awa Sunline>
An 18 kilometer driveway going from Hiwasa to Mugi-cho. The view of the rising and falling sea coast is magnificent.

Shishikui
(End of first day)
 
(Second day)
Shishikui
 
Auction sales

Auction sales

<Auction sales>
Guests at the Hotel Riviera Shishikui and Fureai-no-yado Yuyu NASA can participate in the auctions at the Shishikui Fishing Port Market.

Mitoko Bay, Takegashima Island
(Blue Marine)
Mitoko Bay Takegashima Island

<Blue Marine Sightseeing boat>
Indulge yourself in the beautiful view of the Muroto Anan Seashore Semi-National Park. You can also enjoy the view of the beautiful coral reefs and tropical fishes from the boat.
<Mitoko Bay>
A deeply indented coastline with a variety of landscapes, deep-blue sea, and islands covered by green pines make it the number one spot in Muroto Anan Semi-National Park.

Muroto Area
 
To Kochi Area
 

Enjoy a day exploring one of the three greatest remote regions of Japan, Oboke and Iya

In Tokushima City
 
Wakimachi Udatsu Townscape

Wakimachi Udatsu Townscape

<Wakimachi Udatsu Townscape>

Oboke (Oboke Sightseeing Boat)
Oboke

<Oboke Sightseeing Boat>
The colors of the spectacular cliffs and clear streams are magnificent.

Iya Vine Bridge
Iya Vine Bridge

<Iya Vine Bridge>
Suspension bridge over the Iya River, woven with shirokuchi-kazura (a species of vine). Length: 45 meters; Width: 2 meters; Height from the river surface: 14 meters.

Tokushima Station / Tokushima Awa Odori Airport
 

2-day trip: Explore one of the three greatest remote regions of Japan whilst enjoying the hot springs and the important traditional buildings preservation area

In Tokushima City
 
Oboke Sightseeing Boat

Oboke

<Oboke Sightseeing Boat>
Appreciate the fantastically-shaped rocks and the seasonal colors of the trees and flowers from the sightseeing boat.

Iya
river fish Iya soba noodle

<Lunch>
You can enjoy Iya soba noodle and river fish dishes.

Oku-Iya Vine Bridge and wild monkeys
 
Ochiai Village
Ochiai Village

<Ochiai Village>
A village up in the mountains of Oku-Iya. This is the village where the Taira family legend has been passed on for generations.

Iya
(End of first day)
Oboke Iya Hot-spring village

<Oboke Iya Hot-spring village>
A hot-spring village where the springs come from the depths of the Iya Oboke mountains. The hot steam rising in the hide-out of Taira family fills you with mystery and wonder.

(Second day)
Iya
 
Stroll around Iya Vine Bridge

Iya Vine Bridge

<Iya Vine Bridge>

Hinoji Valley
Hinoji Valley Iya Valley

<Hinoji Valley Iya Valley>
The river streams form a romaji 'hi' shape and you can enjoy the magnificent view of western Tokushima from here.

Manneken Pis
Manneken Pis

<Manneken Pis>
Manneken Pis stands overlooking the Iya Valley. From this point, you can enjoy the magnificent view of the deep valley that goes through the Shikoku Mountain range with its colorful mosaic in each season.

Yoshino River Highway Oasis
Yoshino River Highway Oasis

<Yoshino River Highway Oasis>
At this leisure center, you can enjoy the hot spring, local foods, river excursions and Awa Dance performances.

Tokushima Station / Tokushima Awa Odori Airport
 
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