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Townscape of Udatsu, Wakimachi

Traditional Townscape of Udatsu, Home of Indigo Dyeing

Wakimachi at Mima City is the town where indigo merchant enjoyed prosperity in the Edo period (1603–1868). Stretching along 430 meters, there is “Udatsu” street or townscape as a symbol of wealth. The oldest existing building was built in 1707. Besides Udatsu, there are “Mushikomado” and “Shitomido” that also have unique architecture with. It was designated as an important national preservation district for its traditional buildings.

In Udatsu Street, Wakimachi where indigo merchants develop since the Edo period (1603–1868), you can try to dye your indigo handkerchief with your design (reservation required). You also can enjoy making accessories such as Misanga and Coaster with dyed fabric and yarn.
Location: 45-1 Wakimachi, Mima-shi
Inquiries: TEL: 090-3188-3711 (Aizome Workshop)

For those who want to explore more detail about the history of Udatsu streets, you can also receive an explanation from a volunteer guide. English guidance is also available.
Inquiries: TEL: 0883-53-8599 (Townscape of Udatsu, Wakimachi Volunteer Guide Team)
Fee: 500 yen/person (max. 4 persons); 2,000 yen /bus tour
Reservation: One week prior

Location

Name Townscape of Udatsu, Wakimachi
Website https://en.mimakankou.or.jp/event/
Address Wakimachi-Minamimachi, Mima-shi, Tokushima
Access Approximately 60 minutes by car from Tokushima-Awaodori Airport
Approximately 10 minutes by car from Anabuki Station (JR Tokushima Line)
Inquiries TEL: 0883-53-8599 (Mima Kankou Bureau)