TokushimaTokushima prefecture is a mountainous area located on the island of Shikoku. It is home to the first 23 temples of the 88 Temple Pilgrimage starting with temple number one, Ryozen-ji. Tokushima is probably best known for the Awa Odori a dance festival that turns the main streets of Tokushima City, the capital, into a stage and huge party all in one. The festival is held in August and brings local dance groups and others from all over the world to revel in the summer evenings. Tokushima is also well known for an interesting natural phenomenon, "The Whirlpools of Naruto" in the Seto Inland Sea, and also for the remote and gorgeous Iya Valley, sometimes called "Little Tibet". Be sure to check out "Awa Indigo" (Aizome) when you visit, a well-known local craft tradition creating textiles and clothing using indigo dye produced in the region.
Otsuka Museum of Art
Otsuka Museum of Art, located inside Naruto Park, displays over 1000 reproductions of famous paintings.
Statue of the Peeing Boy (Iya Valley)
Located on a steep cliff overlooking the Iya River, a statue of a boy urinating indicates what is known as the most dangerous location in the valley. The story goes that the statue was put in place to deter the youthful daredevils who would urinate off the cli
Awa-Odori Kaikan Hall
This hall is a museum displaying objects related to Awa-Odori Folk Dance and organizes daily dance performances.
The Naruto Channel is famous for its whirlpools that can be observed from Uzu no Michi walkway inside Naruto Park or an observation boat.
Awanosho is set in Miyoshi, 34 km from Tsurugi-san Chairlift and 11 km from Iya Hot Spring. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this ryokan is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV.
Hotel Sunshine Tokushima
Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Hotel Sunshine Tokushima offers accommodation in Tokushima. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom.
Toyoko Inn Tokushima Ekimae
Featuring chargeable massage services, a launderette and free-use computers and a printer, Toyoko Inn Tokushima Ekimae is a 5-minute walk from JR Tokushima Station. Rooms offer free Wi-Fi.
Offering beautiful views of the changing seasons in the Iya Valley, hotel Iya Onsen provides Japanese-style accommodation, natural hot spring baths and free-use bicycles.
Guest House Momonga Village
Nestled within the quiet forest along a river in Miyoshi, Tokushima, Momonga Village is a cosy guest house accommodation with Japanese-style rooms. Many activities like rafting and fishing can be enjoyed around the property.
Renaissance Naruto Resort
Located in Naruto in the Tokushima Region, 1.5 km from Ohtsuka International Art Museum, Renaissance Naruto Resort features a seasonal outdoor pool and a private beach area. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.
Chiiori offers accommodation in Miyoshi, 21 km from Tsurugi-san Chairlift. The air-conditioned unit is 8 km from Iya Hot Spring, and guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site.