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The Gejo-bashi bridge and site of the Ote-mon gate at Tokushima castle
Japanese name
Kanji 徳島市
Hiragana とくしまし

Tokushima (徳島市 Tokushima-shi) is the capital city of Tokushima Prefecture in Japan.

Tokushima is on Shikoku island at the mouth of the Yoshino River.


Tokushima is a former castle town (joka-machi) of the Hachisuka clan.


  • 1586 – Castle build by Hachisuka
  • 1889 – Modern city created
  • 1945 - Most of the city is destroyed by US bombers

Coordinates: 34°4′N 134°33′E / 34.067°N 134.55°E / 34.067; 134.55

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