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Unlike Anything Else You Will See In Japan

You need to pick the time of the day which is around the change of the tides but the vision of the swirling waves from the naruto Bridge are something you will not see elswhere.It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

You need to pick the time of the day which is around the change of the tides but the vision of the swirling waves from the naruto Bridge are something you will not see elswhere.It is not an easy place to get to but worth it if you are in the area.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I went to see them at the end of December. I've heard they're larger in the spring or autumn, but in the winter they're rather small and I only caught a few eddies by the side of the boat.

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Thank PsychoSavager
Honolulu
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

The day we tried to visit the bridge, it was overcast and seemed alright in the town area. When we got off the bus at Naruto park, it was windy with light occasional showers. We hike up the stairs and got to the entrance to the bridge walkway, they told us it was too windy and dangerous so it was... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

The straits at the entrance to Osaka Harbor produce some interesting whirlpools that can be seen from a walkway on the suspension bridge adjacent to Naruto Park. Plenty of glass to facilitate the viewing. There are also boat tours. High tide is the best time. A nearby earthquake/ 1995 museum has a preserved house & a covered area/ 100yds that... More 

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Tuba Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Is a MUST try experience. Can't imagine the wonder of nature can create such unique amazing whirl pool. It was a remarkable trip.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

The whirlpools are best viewed at high or low tide which varies daily. You view the rushing water and whirlpools from the Onaruto bridge which is 450 meters above the water. The rushing water is definitely impressive and the viewing is good from the glassed or open viewing points and also through the glass sections in the floor. It is... More 

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Takamatsu, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

I have been to Naruto many times, and have yet to see the giant whirlpools featured in advertisements. However, the tide formations are very fascinating, making swirls and ripples that are rather hypnotic to watch. It is fun to go out in a boat to see them, though there are wonderful views from the bridge and viewpoint as well. It... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

The first thing that hits you when you get close to the viewing site is how windy it is there...so very windy...breathtakingly so...literally. It's a few minutes walk along the pedestrian platform under the bridge (links Shikoku to Awaji island) until you get to the best spots to watch the waves and they are quite a sight from directly above.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We went out on the viewing platform under the bridge to see the whirlpools created with the change of tide and currents but there was not much whirling going on at the time and on the day we went. But I could see that at other times it could be quite impressive. There were boat trips out to where it... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

We watched the whirlpools at spring tide. As this was the first whirlpool we had seen it was interesting to view, however during our visit the waves did not swirl as circular as shown on the brochures. Despite this, it was still great opportunity to take photos. We parked our car near the top of the bridge for 420 yen... More 

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