[For MICE and Groups] Awa Odori Experience

Awa Odori originated in Awakuni (current day Tokushima) and has different dances for men and women. The appeal of Awa Odori is that dancers feel a sense of liberation that cannot be attained through daily life by dancing passionately to a set rhythm. Moving your body lightly helps improve circulation and promote the discharge of substances that cause fatigue.


All year *Excluding 12/31 to 1/4
*Reservations must be made up to 2 weeks in advance. (If you wish to rent a costume, reservations must be made up to 1 week in advance)


Weekdays 4:00 p.m.  to 9:00 p.m. (Final start time)
Weekends and holidays 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Final start time)
Duration  30 to 45 minutes


Please contact us for details.

Activity Content

Experience menu [example]

After watching a performance by the instructors, participants will experience the following: 

1.Brief overview of the history of Awa Odori

  1. Introduction of different types of dance for men and women, followed by practice 

3.Split into teams for a dance-off, followed by individual dancing performances 

*Groups of up to 10 people will have 4 to 5 instructors.


Cautionary Notice

All the equipment will be provided, so guests will not be required to bring anything. Please wear clothing that you can move comfortably in.

Cancellation policy: 50% for one week before the date, 70% for two days before the date, 100% for a day before the date or on the day of

What is Awa Odori?

Awa Odori is said to have originated in Awakuni (present-day Tokushima). The dance itself has spread outside the region, with major events held in Tokyo as well. 

Its roots have yet to be uncovered, with some believing it is a dance for the spirits or a Buddhist prayer dance. 

Awa Odori is one of the three major Bon festival dances in Japan as well as one of the three major festivals in Shikoku. Tokushima Awaodori, one of Japan’s traditional performing arts with a history of about 400 years, is the largest in Japan in terms of dancers and spectators.