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Awa Odori Appreciation Experience

You can watch and learn Awa Odori, a dance that attracts 1.2 million people, whenever you like!

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Traditional Dance

"Awa Odori" is one of the three most popular Bon dances in Japan. During four days from August 12th to the 15th every year, the dance features about 100 thousand dancers and attracts an audience of 1.2 million. The roots of this dance go back to about 400 years from now. The dance always reflects the times and is still loved by the people of Tokushima.
At the Awa Odori Festival Hall (Awa Odori Kaikan), you can enjoy watching the dance and learning Awa Odori's history any time of the year.

Highlights

  • ”Awa Odori” is one of the three most popular Bon dances in Japan.
  • At the Awa Odori Festival Hall, you can enjoy Awa Odori throughout the year.
  • Don’t forget to take your picture at the photo stand-in (face in the hole board)!

See an in-depth report on the Awa Odori experience! 

Photos

  • Don’t forget to take your picture at the photo stand-in (face in the hole board)!

    Don’t forget to take your picture at the photo stand-in (face in the hole board)!

  • The seats are arranged in a half-circle so that you can see the performance clearly from any seat.

    The seats are arranged in a half-circle so that you can see the performance clearly from any seat.

  • Dancers appear on stage, dancing along to the cheerful Ohayashi (music), lightening the atmosphere.

    Dancers appear on stage, dancing along to the cheerful Ohayashi (music), lightening the atmosphere.

  • Musical instruments such as the shamisen are introduced. Every single sound contributes to the excitement of the whole piece.

    Musical instruments such as the shamisen are introduced. Every single sound contributes to the excitement of the whole piece.

  • It's not that easy to stretch the same arm and leg at the same time...

    It's not that easy to stretch the same arm and leg at the same time...

  • One of the male dances is the dynamic and fierce “Abare Odori (Violent Dance).”

    One of the male dances is the dynamic and fierce “Abare Odori (Violent Dance).”

  • Don’t miss the beautifully matched movements of the female dances!

    Don’t miss the beautifully matched movements of the female dances!

  • There is also a display of costumes, fans, lanterns, and other props from famous Ren (Awa Odori groups).

    There is also a display of costumes, fans, lanterns, and other props from famous Ren (Awa Odori groups).

  • The entrance of the museum is a great place to take pictures.

    The entrance of the museum is a great place to take pictures.

Reviews

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  • 蔡美麗

    在會館內可以看到有阿波舞樂器、服裝的說明,也有阿波舞教學和現場觀眾一起同樂,跳的最有特色的觀眾還會獲贈小禮物, 讓所有人都會開心的舞蹈體驗。

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Details

Attraction Name
Awa Odori Appreciation Experience
Facility Name
Awa Odori Festival Hall (Awa Odori Kaikan)
Postal Code
770-0904
Address
Awa Odori Kaikan 2F, 2-20 Shinmachibashi, Tokushima City, Tokushima
Telephone
088-611-1611
Business Hours and Dates
Daytime performance: 4 times a day (11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM)
Night performance: 8:00 PM (performance by famous Ren)
Closed
The second Wednesday of February, June, and October.
The New Year holidays (December 28 - January 1)
Payment Method
Cash only (shop on the first floor accepts credit cards)
Admission Fee
Daytime performances 800 yen, Night performances 1000 yen, Awa Odori Museum 300 yen
Max number of people (group)
250 seats
Multilingual support
English, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Korean
Official website
Official website