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Tokushima | 4.0h
Encounter the Original Landscape and Amazing sea in Minami
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Fulfill your travel with the attractions of the undeveloped town


Minami is a small port town in the southern part of Tokushima Pref. Minami is home to pilgrimage temples and is known as its gateway town.
Also, fishing has been the main industry since ages ago and creating a unique landscape. 
First, you will visit the Yakuoji temple where you can walk through a slope with a spectacular view.
In the streets of Hisawa, you will also walk through alleys that look like a maze where you can feel the nostalgic atmosphere of old Japanese life.
Other than such attractions, you will also visit a museum where you can see ocean turtles and a restaurant where you can eat food made from local ingredients.
Let's take a trip to Minami, a small port town full of nature!

Highlights


・You can experience "Yakuotoshi" (Driving our an evil spirit).
・You can actually see ocean turtles, the symbol of Minami.
・The streets lined with old architecture will take you back to the nostalgic atmosphere.
・You can enjoy dishes made with local ingredients such as chicken and seafood.

Attractions



  • Yakuoji Temple

  • This temple is a symbol of Minami. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the entire town from the pagoda on the temple ground. You can experience the unique Japanese custom of exorcism. It is also one of the places to visit on the pilgrimage called "Ohenro".

  • Sakuramachi Street

  • The street is a shopping street located right in front of Yakuoji Temple. Old buildings line the street, giving you a taste of Japanese nostalgia. In the renovated old houses, immigrants are running stores with their characteristics. Let's enjoy lunch at a restaurant where you are interested in.

  • Hiwasa Hachiman Shrine

  • This shrine has a history of over 600 years. Surrounded by huge sacred trees, the shrine grounds have a solemn atmosphere. You can only see local people visiting the shrine, indicating that Shintoism has taken root in their lives. It is also the site of the famous "Chosa" festival held in Tokushima Pref.

  • Ohama Beach

  • This beach has a tropical atmosphere. The water quality is so clean that sea turtles come here every year to lay their eggs. You can only hear the sound of waves and see the horizon of the sea at the beach. Enjoy the relaxed flow of time that only the local area can offer.

  • Sea Turtle Museum Caretta

  • This is one of the few museums in the world that specializes in sea turtles. You can see sea turtles in captivity and learn about sea turtle conservation activities. From the museum's observatory, you can see the spectacular view of Ohama Beach, which is breathtaking in its grandeur. All of these are precious experiences that can only be had here and are sure to leave a lasting impression.

  • Hiwasa Landscape (Awae)

  • This is an area where lold streest remain.There are many places whewe you can feel the historical way of life in Minami-Cho. Explore the maze of narrow alleys.

  • Minami-Cho Harbor

  • This harbor has prospered from the fishing industry since ancient times. You can observe a castle on the other side of the harbor, and it is a beautiful spot to take pictures of the contrast between the sea and the castle. Seafood landed at the port can be eaten at local restaurants. 

  • Juichiya Pastry

  • The building, which has been in existence for over 150 yearts, is a valuable landmark in the history of Minami. You can enjoy the Japanese snack (Wagashi) that only available here.


Notes

・Please note that each spot may be changed to alternative spots in case of the temporary closure.


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Expenses Not Included

The travel expense is not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
(Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY1,500 /person)

Meeting Point

Hisawa Station, in front of the ticket gate



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