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The most famous summer dance festival in Japan, Awa-Odori, will be held between August 12 and August 15 in Tokushima city, Shikoku. Don't miss this chance to get tickets for the best seats! You can even join the dance dressed in a festival "happi"!
- Get the best seat tickets for the famous Awa-Odori festival
- Enjoy the spectacular dance performances
- See one of the oldest traditional Japanese summer festivals
- Get a "happi" coat and wear it while watching or dancing!
The famous Awa-Odori festival is one of the summer highlights in Japan. Every year thousands of visitors come to Tokushima city in Shikoku to witness the spectacular performances of hundreds of local and international dancers for a total of 4 days in August. Many amateur groups perform the 400-year-old dance, but the most attractive show is guaranteed to come from the professional groups that rehearse for months. You can easily watch the amazing dance performances from the designated seats by buying tickets in advance.
Although the festival takes place all over the city, there are four main designated spectator seat areas (called "enbujo") where you can witness the spectacular performance of the best groups:
- Shiyakushomae enbujo
- Aibahama enbujo
- Minami-Uchimachi enbujo
- Konyamachi enbujo
There are two 2-hour block performances every day: from 18:00 to 20:00 and from 20:30 to 22:30. Each ticket is valid for one 2-hour block performance.
You can buy tickets for any of the four areas listed above. There are two type of tickets on advance sale:
- A ticket (designated seat)
- C ticket (non-designated seat)
In addition, you can buy the special "ticket + goods" option and get a traditional Japanese "happi" together with your A ticket. "Happi" is a short-sleeved indigo-dyed coat, resembling a short yukata, that is used by many of the Awa-Odori festival dancers. Wearing the "happi" will surely make you want to join the dances!
Buy tickets for Awa-Odori festival and join the summer fiesta in Tokushima!
Each ticket is valid for a selected date and for one 2-hour block performance only.
The "happi" coat comes in a free size.
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