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The Naruto whirlpools can be seen in the Naruto Strait, located between Hyogo’s Awaji city and Tokushima’s Naruto city. The current in the strait can exceed 20 kilometers per hour, and the large whirlpool occurs on the edge of the rapid currents. The diameter measures 20 meters. This whirlpool is counted among the world’s three large whirlpools, along with the Messina Strait in Italy, and Canada’s Seymour Strait. The Tokushima Prefecture Uzu-no-Michi is a great place for a comfortable view of the whirlpool.   The whirlpool forms at high and low tide, so it is necessary to check the tide times in advance.


Address Narutocho (in Naruto Park), Naruto, 772-0053 Tokushima
Hours (March - September) 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
(Golden Week and Summer Vacation) 8:00 am - 7:00 pm 
(October - February) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed (March, June, September, December )
Second Monday of the month 
Admission Fee ¥510 / Adult  (Group of 20 or more: ¥410)
¥250 / Child  (Group of 20 or more: ¥200)
TEL +81-88-683-6262
FAX +81-88-683-6266
Parking (Cars)   Yes
(Buses) Yes
Free Wi-Fi Yes
Toilet Yes
Best Season Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter

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World-class dynamic whirlpool

‣ Through the glass floor of this structure, you can see the whirlpool 45 meters below.

‣ On the Kancho-sen sightseeing boat, you can view the whirlpool from close-up.

An experience you won`t find anywhere else…

Price ¥2,400 / Adult  (Group of 15 or more: ¥2,160)
¥1,200 / Child  (Group of 15 or more: ¥1,080)
Operation Hours 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Duration 25 Minute(s)

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Access Information

Train ●JR Naruto Station
20 minutes to JR Naruto Station on the JR Naruto Line.
20 minutes to Naruto Koen Bus Stop on the Tokushima Bus Naruto Koen Line.
Car ●Naruto North IC
6 minutes from Naruto North IC by car.
Air ●Tokushima Airport
30 minutes from Tokushima Airport by car.

●Takamatsu Airport 
80 minutes from Takamatsu Airport on Takamatsu Carriageway by car.