Welcome to Tokushima Prefecture! Located on the eastern corner of Shikoku Island, Tokushima Prefecture depends on agriculture, forestry, and fisheries. The percentage of agricultural workers and productivity is the second largest in Shikoku next to Kochi. The prefecture is the nation’s largest supplier of cauliflower and lotus roots. The most common mode of transportation to Tokushima is the highway bus which departs from Osaka or Kobe. It is also connected to the rest of Japan by airplane and a network of a train.
Tokushima Prefecture is most known for its world-famous Awa Odori Dance Festival, the whirlpools of Naruto, locally brewed sake, Shikoku Pilgrimage Route, and the remote Iya Valley.
The prefectural capital best known for its dance festival
A whirlpool of a town
Secluded mountainous valley in the heart of Shikoku
We arrange a wide array of meal choices for you, from Japanese traditional set meals, all you can eat, to local and seasonal specialties. Join us in exploring the taste of Japan!
Different regions have their own traditional recipes and agricultural farming system. Many of the regional dishes can only be tasted in the original area they came from.
Also known as “grilled skewer,” this traditional Iya Valley dish comes from Miyoshi City. It is a simple skewered Iya potatoes, tofu and kojac dipped into miso-dare (a sauce made with miso paste) and grilled over the fire in the irori. The shape of the ingredients resembles a deko puppet (puppet used in a Japanese traditional puppet show), that is why it is called dekomawashi. Often paired with river fish, dekomawashi is sweet and savory (Image via Setouchi Finder).
A local sweet potato grown in sandy soil, Naruto kintoki is famous for its vibrant red skin and sweetness. Locals use it to make savory beer snacks, sweet desserts, and several side dishes. The most famous variety, kintoki-imo (golden potato), comes from Naruto City and is named after the Japanese folk hero Kintaro the golden boy. These have a fluffy texture and high sugar content for extra sweetness.
Whether this is your first time visiting, or returning, make sure to participate in these unique activities, that cannot be done elsewhere!
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