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Tokushima: Awa Odori

Folk Dancing Festival. Awa Odori folk dancing, native to Awa Region, is the biggest of its kind in Japan. The entire city is enlivened with singing and dancing. Day and night, groups of people in fancy attire dance to the accompaniment of merry music of Shamisen (three-stringed Japanese musical instruments), Japanese drums and flutes.

Schedule & Key events:
● daily 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Location: Tokushima, Tokushima, Tokushima

JR Kotoku Line to Tokushima Sta.

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.