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Address: Fukuike Tosadomariura, Naruto 772-0053, Tokushima Prefecture
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Biggest whirlpool

The exciting view from the suspension bridge is about a number of whirlpools created by the water current. It looks as if it is big enough to swallow a mid-sized boat. Sightseeing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The exciting view from the suspension bridge is about a number of whirlpools created by the water current. It looks as if it is big enough to swallow a mid-sized boat. Sightseeing boats sail as close as is possible to the whirlpools. The best time to bigger whirlpool is during high and low tide, and it is advisable to check... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I do not know of any other large suspension bridge in the world that has set up a walk way, complete with glass floor sections, so that you can walk out and look and the foaming whirlpools below. An exceptional experience. Dress warmly in the winter. Strong winds. Recommended.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This attraction is well worthwhile. It apparently is one of the big 3 tidal whirlpools, the others being in Italy and the USA. Plan and research before you go otherwise you could be disappointed. The location is fairly remote, there are some good hotels but you may wish to plan for meals at your hotel as restaurants are far away.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Tokushima prefecture is one four prefectures in Shikoku Island. The name Shikoku means four countries. It is separated from Japan's major island and is accessible by bridge, air and sea traffic. It is a very unpretentious view of the Japanese lifestyle. No glitz like you find in the big cities. What you see is what you get. People in this... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

For ¥510 you might as well give this a whirl (ha), but it was a bit of a non event for us. We came at the peak of high tide (and apparently in the best season) and all we could see were a few small swirls and a larger area of turbulent water. I wasn't expecting it to look as... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We were short of time to take the boat trip to see the whirlpool; so, we went to the walkway under the Naruto Bridge. The entrance fee is 510 yen but this place offers magnificent view of the whirlpool from above as well as the underside of the bridge. Check the tidal waves chart displayed which shows the best time... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

The whirlpool of Naruto should never be missed if you're visiting Tokushima. The best way, I consider, to watch the powerful nature is from the bridge. Safe, easy to access, close enough, best view and for so long as you like.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Naruto is famous for the natural whirlpool, and Uzu No Michi is one of the most popular places to view this natural phenomenon. Firstly, do remember to check the website (uzunomichi website, click on "tide table") to find out the time of the whirlpool viewing. They usually suggest that the whirlpools can been seen 1 hour before and after the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

This is our 3rd visit to Uzu-no-Michi.We checked on the website on the tides' timing and we managed to reach there before hand. Saw the whirlpool getting bigger and bigger. But ain't the biggest. Amazed by how gravity force works on the sea water so much. Worth visiting it again on end of March until end of April.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

Too bad you can't stop in the middle of the fantastic bridge. We got a better view of the deep that causes the whirlpool from the car. It is worth the one hour approx. that will take you to walk. Unfortunately the information person did not speak English or any other western language for that matter, and when we asked... More 

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