Tokushima Prefecture

The mascot of Tokushima is Sudachi-kun, created to symbolize the Tokushima Sudachi citrus fruit which grows abundantly in the prefecture! While appearing similar to lime, it has a tangy flavour like grapefruit. 

Aside from hosting one of the most important cultural events in Japan, the Awa Odori festival, Tokushima also dishes up plenty of outdoor fun and awe-inspiring natural phenomena. The Naruto whirlpools are an especially big draw, giving visitors the rare opportunity to see swirling whirlpools as large as 20 metres up close.
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  • Awa Odori Dance
    With a history dating back 400 years, Awa Odori is one of Japan's most significant cultural events that attract millions to the streets of Tokushima City every year. The festival gladly welcomes spectators to partake in the dance performances, so you too can join in the fun!

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  • Naruto Whirlpools
    The whirlpools in the Naruto Strait are a force to reckon with, capable of reaching up to 20 metres in diameter! There are two ways to experience this powerful phenomenon: by taking a sightseeing boat to view the whirlpools up close from the deck; or by walking on the glass floor panels of the Uzu-no-Michi Walkway suspended above the sea.

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  • Naruto Kintoki
    Produced around Naruto City, these purple sweet potatoes are one of Tokushima's most popular exports for a number of reasons. Aside from its appetizing golden interior, the flesh is fluffy and delicately sweet with loads of fibre and vitamins. It can be enjoyed as tempura, in salads as well as a dessert!

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