Doubly Useful Awa Odori Info: See the Shortcut to Having Fun in Japan!
The Awa Odori of Japan is famous worldwide right now. It’s slightly postponed but there are plans to hold an Awa Odori Paris 2015 too.
Awa Odori originated in Tokushima Prefecture. The Tokushima Awa Odori Festival has a 400-year-old history, lasts for 4 days from 8/12-8/15, has about 1.3 million attendees and about 100,000 dancers. Talk about awesome! lol
So, now I’m going to share some details about Awa Odori. Look forward to the end for some very useful information.
Tokushima Awa Odori
1. Soh Odori
2. Women’s Dance
3. Men’s Dance
4. Mixed Styles
Awa Odori isn’t just dancing. The Japanese instruments they play are very important. Shamisen and taiko drums immediately liven up the place.
Official Website: http://www.awanavi.jp/spot/2013032501979/
6. Awa Odori is once a year??
But! Just info on Awa Odori’s no fun! Don’t worry that you can’t see it if you don’t go to Tokushima. Or that you can only see it during the festival period? We have even more news for you!
And this restaurant has items popular with foreigners like sukiyaki, yakitori, sushi, ramen and matcha mochi to go along with their events, making this a tremendously popular izakaya with foreign tourists.
And that was our doubly useful Awa Odori-related article!
Information: Izakaya Awa Odori
Address: 5F Seno Building, 3-18-4 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Nearest station: JR Shinjuku Station East Exit (2 minutes walk), Shinjuku 3-Chome Station on Marunouchi Line (220m)
Open: 17:00 – 23:30 (Mon. – Thurs. & Sun.), 17:00 – next 4:00 (Fri. & Sat.)
Price: About 4000 – 5000 yen