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TOKUSHIMA
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After seeing what it’s like to be a ninja in Tokyo, get up close and feel the passion of Odoriko dancers at Tokushima Prefecture’s Awaodori, one of Japan’s most famous dances. During this trip, you will encounter experiences unlike anywhere else and form some of the best memories of your life.

Official Tokyo Travel Guide
https://www.gotokyo.org/en/

Local government official website
https://discovertokushima.net/en

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San Francisco International Airport

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Haneda Airportmore

Haneda Airport

The airport serves as an air gateway for Tokyo. The passenger terminal is filled with various commercial facilities, and visitors can command a panoramic view of Tokyo Bay from the rooftop observation deck, so that every one, even those who are not flying, can enjoy the terminal.

Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Day1

TOKYO

Koishikawa Korakuen Gardensmore

Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

Construction of these gardens was started during the early Edo Period in 1629 by Yorifusa, the founder of the Mito Tokugawa family, as the gardens for his secondary residence (which later became his main mansion in Edo). They were completed in the lifetime of Mitsukuni, the second Mito Tokugawa feudal lord. The gardens are composed of artificial hills and ponds circled by paths, built around a central pond. Mitsukuni referred to the opinions of Shu Shunsui, a surviving retainer of the Ming Dynasty when constructing the gardens, incorporating scenes from China, including a half-moon shaped bridge and a West Lake bank. The gardens themselves were also named by Shunsui, making them brim with the atmosphere of China.

An 8-minute walk to JR Iidabashi Station

Local train from JR Chuo-Sobu Line Iidabashi Station → Shinjuku Station 11 minutes 160 yen

Ninja experiencemore

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Ninja experience

Ninja Trick House in Tokyo offers an interactive "ninja experience" in which visitors participate themselves. Enter the wonderous ninja world and search for tricks within the time limit, try your hand at shuriken and sword techniques, and use makibishi made from natural water caltrop.

By foot

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Shinjuku

Shinjuku is the center of Tokyo culture, and it is continuously developing. One of the district’s landmarks is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the center of Tokyo’s administration. With plenty of spots to see, the area is centered around JR Shinjuku Station, which serves 3.5 million passengers a day, the largest in Japan. The vicinity of the station’s East Exit is full of bustling streets such as Kabuki-cho and Golden-gai, and shopping areas such as department stores and large-scale stores. On the other hand, the business area of the West Exit is where the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building stands, along with an array of high-rise office buildings, hotels and public art installations. For those who are looking for a pleasant place to walk, the terraces among the buildings of the South Exit are perfect. Visitors can also come across more attractions around town including Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, an oasis in the city.

Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Day2

SHIKOKU(TOKUSHIMA)

Haneda Airport

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Tokushima Awaodori Airportmore

Tokushima Awaodori Airport

In addition to 11 return flights daily between Tokushima and Tokyo, the airport increased their one daily return flight to two return flights daily between Tokushima and Fukuoka from March 25, 2018.
With the opening of a new international terminal on January 21, 2018, it also offers service to international routes.

Tokushima Awaodori Airport-->Narutokoen
Around 40 minutes/470 yen

Naruto whirlpoolsmore

Naruto whirlpools

Enjoy whirlpools as large as 20 m in diameter, said to be one of the three largest whirlpools in the world, by looking down from 45 m above in Uzu no Michi or by climbing aboard a tour boat to see them up close.

Narutokoen-->Tokushimaeki-mae
Around 80 minutes/710 yen

Awaodori Kaikanmore

RECOMMENDED DESTINATIONS

Awaodori Kaikan

Enjoy Tokushima's world-class Awaodori throughout the year at this facility. Not only can you enjoy an Awaodori dance performance, but can also join in and dance together on stage.
In addition, you can also visit the Awaodori Museum in the hall to immerse yourself in the history of the dance, or take the ropeway to climb Mt. Bizan behind and enjoy the view.

80 minutes/1,150 yen from Tokushimaeki bus stop to Wajikihigashi
10 minutes by foot after disembarking the bus

Day3

Tairyuji Ropewaymore

Tairyuji Ropeway

The 2,775-meter-long ropeway is the longest in western Japan and carries passengers over mountains and rivers. At the summit of Mt. Tairyuji is a path to Tairyu-ji Temple, the 21st temple on the 88-temple Shikoku pilgrimage.

About 40 minutes/800 yen from Wajiki bus stop to Ananeki

After transferring to the JR train, around 55 minutes/660 yen from Anan Station to Hiwasa Station

Hiwasa Hachiman Shrine Autumn Festivalmore

Hiwasa Hachiman Shrine Autumn Festival

This autumn festival has been held since ancient times to celebrate a bountiful catch of fish and good harvest. The festival takes place over two days on the Saturday and Sunday before the second Monday in October. On Saturday, there is a procession of mikoshi shrines through the town, the yoimiya vigil on the eve of the festival, and fireworks in dedication to the gods. On Sunday is the popular "O-hamaide," where a taiko drum float called a chosa is plunged into the ocean.

Day4

Tokushima Awaodori Airport

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Haneda Airport

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