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Naruto Whirlpools, Shikoku

3.8
#7 of 141 in Nature in Shikoku
Observe the churning waters at Naruto Whirlpools, where the Pacific meets the Inland Sea with intense consequences. View things from above on the suspension bridge spanning the strait, or get a little closer with a boat ride. In the whirlpools here, waters travel at speeds peaking at 20 km/h (12 mph), creating vortices up to 20 m (66 ft) in diameter. Consider paying a little more on the boat for much better views of the action from the top deck. To visit Naruto Whirlpools and get the most from your holiday in Naruto, create itinerary details personal to you using our Naruto holiday planning site.
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  • We made a trip from Osaka to Naruto to view the whirlpools. It was worth the 4 hour journey by train to Tokushima and then by bus to Naruto. We took the bus from the brown building outside the...  more »
  • I boarded a watching tide ship. There are big ships and small ships. I heared from my friend that small ship is more powerful, so I boarded a small ship. Theare is an indoor room at front side of a...  more »
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  • Need to check for the tide timings for the best time to view the whirlpools. Also, the small boat is the best for experiencing the force of the whirlpools, and the spray from the sea. However, I think from the bridge, it’s a better view. It’s a good experience.
  • Interesting sight. Be sure to check the schedule for the optimal viewing period
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