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Japanese Puppet Theater in Tokushima
Japanese Puppet Theater in Tokushima: view puppet (bunraku) performances at the Awa Jurobe Yashiki Puppet Theater &; Museum in Tokushima, Shikoku.
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The Naruto Whirlpools in Naruto Strait between Awaji and Shikoku are considered some of the greatest whirlpools in the world.
Nagoro, the doll village
Ayano Tsukimi lives in a small village on the island of Shikoku. For more than 10 years, she has been making fabric dolls to compensate for the exodus of inhabitants to big cities.
The village of Kamikatsu
Mima City Guide
Mima City (美馬市) is an historic and picturesque town in Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku. Mima City is famous for a street of preserved udatsu style houses and its indigo production.
Wakimachi Udatsu Townscape
The former castle town of Wakimachi (脇町) is home to a picturesque street of historic buildings that evoke the time, centuries ago, when it was a thriving merchant center of the Tokushima region.
Naruto in Tokushima in the north east corner of Shikoku is famous for its whirlpools that can be viewed by boat or from the Onaruto Bridge.
Namesake of a manga hero, this port on the eastern tip of Shikoku ensures the link with Kansai and forms the starting point of the pilgrimage of 88 temples.
Hiwasa Castle: read a guide to Hiwasa Castle in the small town of Hiwasa in Tokushima Prefecture in Shikoku.
Oboke Gorge: read a guide to the Oboke Gorge area in Tokushima Prefecture, Shikoku, Japan. Oboke Gorge is an area of extreme beauty in Japan.
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