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Awa Odori Kaikan

"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.

You can enjoy Tokushima’s world-class Awa Odori dance throughout the year in the biggest Awa Odori Hall. There is also a museum where you can learn the history of Awa Odori, and you can get Tokushima souvenirs at Tokushima Products Tourist Information Plaza, Arudeyo Tokushima. The fifth floor is Bizan Ropeway Sanroku Station.

Awa Odori Kaikan

This is a hall dedicated to viewing Awa Odori with 250 guest seats. The daytime dances are performed by the Awa Odori Kaikan’s own troupe. The night performance, in particular, is a must-see. 33 famous troupes take turns to perform each night, allowing guests to witness the lively Awa Odori dancing right before their very eyes. During the performance there is an Awa Odori experience segment, where any visitors can join in the dancing on the spur of the moment.

Arudeyo Tokushima

On the first floor of the Awa Odori Kaikan is a store run directly by the Tokushima Prefectural Products Association known as the Tokushima Products Tourist Information Plaza, Arudeyo Tokushima. This store has a many variant of Tokushima traditional crafts and specialties such as dyed indigo goods, sudachi citrus fruits, and sweets made from Naruto Kintoki sweet potatoes.

Bizan Ropeway

In the fifth floor is Bizan Ropeway Sanroku Station. Take a “stroll” through the air for around 6 minutes to the peak of Mount Bizan. From the peak, you can see the Tokushima plain and if the weather is good, you can even see as far as Awaji Island.

Location

Name Awa Odori Kaikan
Web Sites (In Japanese) https://awaodori-kaikan.jp
Address 2-20 Shinmachibashi, Tokushima-shi, Tokushima
Opening Hours 1F: Tokushima Products Tourist Information Plaza
9:00–21:00 (9:00–18:00 during December 21–27, January. 2–10)
2F: Awa Odori Hall
Daytime performance schedule: 4 performances a day, every day (11:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00)
Night performance schedule: 1 performance a day, every day (From 20:00)
3F: Awa Odori Museum
9:00–17:00
5F: Bizan Ropeway Sanroku Station
Running times: Apr. 1–Oct. 31: 9:00–21:00, Nov. 1–Mar. 31: 9:00–17:30. (9:00–22:00 from Aug. 12 to 15)
Inquiries TEL:088-611-1611
Price 2F: Awa Odori Hall
Daytime dance admission fee: Adult 800 yen, elementary/middle school students 400 yen. (Discount available for groups and those with handicaps)
Night-time dance admission fee: Adult 1,000 yen, elementary/middle school students 500 yen. (Discount available for groups and those with handicaps)
3F: Awa Odori Museum
Admission fee: General public 300 yen, free for children elementary/middle school age and younger. (Discount available for groups and those with handicaps)
5F: Bizan Ropeway Sanroku Station
Fee: General public (middle school age and above) 610 yen (single), 1,020 yen (round-trip); Elementary school students 300 yen (single), 510 yen (round-trip)

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