Tokushima Introduction

Tokushima Prefecture,located on the eastern side of the island of Shikoku, is connected to mainland Japan by the Akashi-Kaikyo and Naruto Bridges, and can be reached from Osaka in two and a half hours by highway bus. It is home to the world-famous Awa Odori Dance Festival and is bountiful in beautiful natural scenery. (Learn more, please visit:

How to get to Tokushima?

You could take a flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Tokushima directly. It will take 1 hours and 10 minutes (10 flights a day).

Please note that there is no direct flight from Tokyo Narita Airport to Tokushima. If your flight is arrived in Narita Airport, you are suggested to take Access Express to arrive in Haneda Airport. It will take around 1.5-2 hours. Please allot enough time.

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Okawahara Heights


Vine Bridges in the Iya Valley

In ancient times the local people built many of these bridges for daily travel, using vines that grow wild in the mountains, yet only a few vine bridges still remain today. Looking down while crossing is enough to put butterflies in any visitor's stomach. Recognized as one of three kinds of unusual bridges in Japan, they are designated as an important folkloric property.

Oboke and Koboke Gorges

An emerald green water surface, white rock faces, and cliffs jutting straight up to the sky are colored by fresh verdure in spring and by colored leaves in autumn. Three kilometers downstream from Oboke is the place called Koboke.

Naruto Park Observation Platform (Escahill Naruto)

The 1,629m onaruto suspension bridge, which links Awaji Island with Tokushima, and the whirlpools in the strait can be clearly seen from the four observation platforms in Naruto Park.