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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... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Oldjack
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
They closed the bridge on us

The day we tried to visit the bridge, it was overcast and seemed alright in the town area. When we... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2016
DYA717
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Honolulu
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“Take Boat Trip and experience the big whirlpool once is a life time”
20 Oct 2016
“Unlike Anything Else You Will See In Japan”
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Book the boat and see the whirlpool wave timing in advance. It really worth seeing. For one who easily feel dizzy, go for the big boat as they are 2 options.

Thank Tidaporn S
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...More

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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.

Thank RockMeAsmodeus
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...More

Thank DYA717
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....More

Thank JI M
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.

Thank Eil927
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...More

Thank Oldjack
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...More

Thank Lara N
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...More

Thank Emma C
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...More

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