Mima, Tokushima

8 The Udatsu Townscape of Floating Lanterns

The nostalgic, tranquil atmosphere wrought by the stately white-walled buildings featuring udatsu, short pillars set on beams, transforms when the sun sets and square lanterns lining the streets light up, their warm and gentle glow transporting you to an entirely different world from the daytime. With guides available to give in-depth explanations of the history Wakimachi and Aigura, which houses shops that sell indigo products and other souvenirs as well as a café area, there’s plenty here to entertain visitors.

The Udatsu Townscape of Floating Lanterns

View Spot

Wakimachi Udatsu Townscape

Wakimachi Udatsu Townscape


Access map to View Spot
  • Approx. 3-min. walk from Ai-Land Udatsu Michi-no-Eki
  • Approx. Surface Roads: 1 hr. 20 min. from Takamatsu, 1 hr. from Tokushima City
  • Approx. Highway: 40 min. from Tokushima City on the Tokushima Expressway
  • Approx. 10 min. from Wakimachi IC
  • Approx. 10 min. by taxi from JR Anabuki Station
  • Approx. 10 min. by bus from JR Anabuki Station to Ai-Land Udatsu Michi-no-Eki


Mima Sightseeing & Tourism Bureau

Tel: 0883-53-8599
Address: 92 Oaza Wakimachi, Wakimachi, Mima-shi, Tokushima
Hours: 9:00-18:00
Fees: Free of charge
Closed: New Year holiday period
Parking: About 40 spaces (free of charge) at Ai-Land Udatsu Michinoeki(Roadside Station)

Tourist Information for the Surrounding Area

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