Naruto Park (Naruto Whirlpools)

Travel Guide - Naruto Park (Naruto Whirlpools)

Information

The Naruto whirlpools (Naruto-no-Uzushio) are ferocious tidal whirlpools in the Naruto-kaikyo Channel situated between Naruto in Tokushima and Awaji-shima Island.
The whirls generally occur four times a day, and going between 11 am and noon you stand a good chance of seeing them.

There is a fine view over the channel from Naruto Park at the Shikoku end of the modern Naruto-ohashi Bridge and you can save the walk up to the top of the lookout called Eska Hill Naruto by taking a 68 meters long see-through escalator ride.
Getting to the bridge by public transport can be time consuming although it is not a great distance.

Boats venture out into the channel and travel under Naruto-ohashi Bridge are also available around the park to inspect the whirlpools close up.

Opening Hours

  • Eska Hill Naruto: 8:30 - 17:00

Closed

  • Eska Hill Naruto: No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • Naruto Park and Uzushio Kisen (boat tour): 24 minutes from JR Tokushima Station by the bus bound for Naruto-koen. Get off at the last stop.
  • Naruto Kanko (boat tour): 20 minutes from JR Tokushima Station by the bus bound for Naruto-koen. Get off at Naruto Kanko-ko Bus stop.

Address / Location

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Tweets

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