Tokushima City, Tokushima Pref.


With the concept of “enjoying Tokushima to the fullest”, this anime event is one of the largest of its kind, gathering all the big names in the gaming, anime, voice acting, and other related industries. It fills the entire city of Tokushima with excitement and fun, from the top of Mount Bizan to Tokushima Station and to the Shinmachi Boardwalk along the Shinmachi River. Visitors flock to the venues from across the country and the attendance soared above 80,000 in 2016. The event is getting better year after year. Don’t miss it!

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The city of Tokushima in Tokushima Prefecture is famous across Japan for its Awa Dance (as pictured). During the Obon Festival, it attracts an audience of about 1.3 million visitors. The festival reaches its climax on the last day with a powerful final dance, a highlight not to be missed. Mount Bizan, the symbol of Tokushima, boasts a cableway featuring announcements recorded by famous voice artists during the Machi★Asobi event, which is certain to be an attraction for fans. No discussion of local cuisine is complete without mentioning Tokushima ramen. The savory pork broth, cooked with dark rich soy sauce and rich tamari soy sauce, matches seamlessly with the medium-thin noodles and raw egg, and is always a crowd favorite.