JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Naruto whirlpools in Naruto, Tokushima Prefecture are very famous and a major tourist attracton in Shikoku. The whirlpools occur in Naruto Strait between Naruto and Awaji island.
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You can see the whirlpools from a boat run by Naruto Kanko Kisen (Uzushio Kancho-sen). Local buses run from Tokushima Station and Naruto Station to Naruto Kanko-ko (鳴門観光港) where the boat leaves. (The boat terminal looks different from this old pPort location: https://goo.gl/maps/7jxi9mDKaWgz8JM77
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Boat to see Naruto whirlpools. Boats leave about twice an hour from around 9:15 am to 4:15 pm. Cruise time is about 30 min., fare is around ¥2,400.
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Short boat cruise to Naruto Strait. 大鳴門橋
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The Ōnaruto Bridge spans over Naruto Strait connecting Naruto and Awaji island. 大鳴門橋
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Ōnaruto Bridge was completed in 1985 and stretches for 876 meters (2,874 ft) over the ocean. 大鳴門橋
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The boat has a higher deck, so you can see the whirlpools better.
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How impressive the Naruto whirlpools are depend on the day and time. Check the website for best times to go: https://www.uzusio.com/en/
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Naruto whirlpools can also be seen from the bridge.
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Naruto whirlpool
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Naruto whirlpool.JNTO photo.
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Ōnaruto Bridge and Naruto whirlpool.
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Ōnaruto Bridge
     
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