Tokushima

This modern city is best known for its yearly traditional dance festival, and also features a zoo and cultural museums.

Tokushima is the capital city of Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku island in Japan. In terms of layout and organization, Tokushima displays the typical characteristics of a Japanese castle town. Every August, during the Obon Festival, Tokushima holds a cultural dance festival, the Awa Odori. During the festival, residents ranging from young children to professional dance troupes perform a distinctive style of Japanese traditional dance in regional costumes, accompanied by strings, drums, and singing.
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