48 Airport Spot

- Must-Visit Attractions Accessible from
Tokushima Airport -

Awa Odori Dance Festival "A festival of Bon Odori dancing, attracting over one million visitors"

When people think of summer in Tokushima the first thing that comes to mind is the Awa Odori dance. During the festival of Obon the town becomes alive with streets full of Awa Odori dancers. The main performances of Awa Odori are held on a designated stage called an enjubo. Dancers perform in groups known as ren. The Awa-odori dance in Tokushima has a 400-year-old history. The hearts and minds of visitors are enlivened by the reverberation of music by Ohayashi (Japanese orchestra) in the streets.

"Doors to explore 'NIPPON'", a special program that showcases scenes hand-picked from NHK's "SHIN NIHON FUDOKI", a show that conveys the beautiful scenery and profound culture of Japan, is screened on five TV monitors installed in the departure area of Haneda Airport.
Do enjoy the video before you leave Haneda Airport.