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Message from the Director of Awa Odori Festival Hall

Awa Odori Festival Hall (Awa Odori Kaikan in Japanese) is a facility for tourists, which presents the attraction of Awa Odori, one of the greatest traditional performing arts in Japan. Tokushima City’s Awa Odori Festival is held between the 12th and 15th of August every year - however, we would like people from all over the world to enjoy Awa Odori all year round. This was the reason Awa Odori Festival Hall was established in July of 1999, at the base of Mt. Bizan, which is a symbol of Tokushima City. You can enjoy a dynamic Awa Odori performance during the day or evening, learn about the history and culture of Awa Odori at the museum, or participate in some Awa Odori workshops or events at the Media Square. Awa Odori Festival Hall is the perfect place for enjoying Awa Odori. Please come and feel the excitement of Awa Odori here.

Seiji Ogai
Director of Awa Odori Festival Hall

A Friendly Logo

Awaodori Kaikan
We have created a new logo for Awa Odori Festival Hall, which you can see is familiar. As you may have noticed, the shape of the Awa Odori Festival Hall building is a unique inverted trapezoid and we use this form in our logo. The catchphrase on the logo, “Let’s Enjoy Awa Odori,” expresses our hope that people who visit here will enjoy a memorable experience.

Floor Guide

You can enjoy a great Awa Odori performance here every day, but Awa Odori Festival Hall is not only a facility for performances, but also has a museum where you can see the history of Awa Odori, a souvenir shop which provides you various goods from all over Tokushima, and so on. Please check out what you can find at Awa Odori Festival Hall on this page.

About Awa Odori

Awa Odori is one of the most famous Japanese festivals and traditional performing arts, with its history of more than 430 years. People living in Tokushima are proud of Awa Odori, and it attracts people from all over the world who come to experience it. Awa Odori has changed during its long history, and it is still evolving as an art. When you know the history of Awa Odori, then you can understand its attraction more and more.

Information for Awa Odori Festival Hall

Address: 2-20, Shinmachibashi, Tokushima-shi, Tokushima
TEL: +81-88-611-1611
FAX: +81-88-611-1612
Opening hours: 9:00-21:00
Days closed: The second Wednesday of February, June, and October, December 28th to 31st, and January 1st Designated Administrator: The Administration of Consortium of Awa Odori Festival Hall and Bizan Ropeway Established: 31st of July 1999