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Awaodori Kaikan

2-20 Shinmachibashi, Tokushima 770-0904, Tokushima Prefecture
+81 88-611-1611
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While the exhibits are good, the highlight of visiting this museum is to sit through one of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Awa Odori Performance a Must!

We came here during on Friday during our cruise stop at Tokushima. The building was like a regular... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Oakville, Canada
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2-20 Shinmachibashi, Tokushima 770-0904, Tokushima Prefecture
+81 88-611-1611
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the exhibits are good, the highlight of visiting this museum is to sit through one of the dance performances, where you get a great introduction to the various types of awa odori. In addition, those members of the audience brave enough to get up...More

Thank VirginiaMitch
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We came here during on Friday during our cruise stop at Tokushima. The building was like a regular office building with main floor open area and several floors. Although we didn't see an awa odori performance here, we went to the 5th floor to get...More

1  Thank AKAshon
Reviewed 9 May 2017

While on a National Geographic Photo Expedition of Japan we had an opportunity to see their dance performance, photograph the dancers after the performance, and tour their museum. Great experience! They even drew members of the audience into the dance.

Thank paso57
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Tokushima is famous for Awa Odori in Summer. I am glad that there is a Kaikan (hall) to show case the dance history with actual sampling of performance. I went there during the day and the performance was a shorter version of about 40min and...More

Thank Guan T
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The Awa Odori Kaikan really is the central tourist site of Tokushima. It consists of a museum of Awa Odori dancing, a stage in which this give regular Awa Odori demonstrations (3-4 per day), the downhill terminal of the Mt. Bizan cable car, a much...More

Thank wobbs1
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the place and the Awa-no-Kaze dancers. Didn't understand Japanese, but still found it fulfilling and fun.

Thank Henry L
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I am normally wary of cultural shows which can be tacky at times. This is different and 50 minutes of great music, dancing and a very congenial host. All in Japanese, but music and dance is international and you can get the gist of the...More

Thank HobartResident
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I watched and joined the evening performance and it was above my expectation. The dance was performed by one of the troupes (equivalent to Escolas de Samba) so that I really felt as if I were in Tokushima in mid-summer. Even though the MC of...More

1  Thank TatsuShibata
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't rank this super high out of all the things I've done in Japan, but if you're in Tokushima it's a good place to go. We got the museum/dance/cable car combo ticket for around ¥1600. The museum is modern but small and in Japanese...More

Thank occhiolist
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We stayed only 1 night in Tokushima city and had limited time. We still opted to spend time to watch an Awaordori dance performance here due to good reviews of other visitors. We watched the evening dance show by professional dance group at 8pm. It...More

Thank Forestee
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Dee K
5 March 2017|
Response from Guan T | Reviewed this property |
It is just 10min walk from the station!