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Townscape of Udatsu, Wakimachi

Wakimachi at Mima City is the town where indigo merchant enjoyed prosperity in the Edo period. Stretching along 430m, 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 Edo period, you can try to dyeing your own indigo handkerchief with your own design (reservation required). You also can enjoy to making accessories such as Misanga and Coaster with dyed fabric and yarn.
Location: 53 Wakimachi, Mima-shi
Inquiries: TEL:090-3188-3711 (Townscape of Udatsu)

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

Location

Name Townscape of Udatsu, Wakimachi
Web Sites (In Japanese) http://www.city.mima.lg.jp/kankou/kankouannai/miru/0002.html
Address Wakimachi-Minamimachi, Mima-shi, Tokushima
Hours 09:00-17:00
Inquiries TEL:0883-53-8599 (Mihama Tourism Bureau)
Access 60 minutes by car from Tokushima-Awaodori Airport
10 minutes by car from Anabuki Station (JR Tokushima Line) or take Mima City Bus to Ai Land Udatsu roadside
10 minutes by car from Wakimachi IC (Tokushima Expressway)