World’s Largest Whirlpools : “Uzunomichi”, Naruto Straits



And there’s a great location where they can be seen…

On Ōnaruto Bridge, just below the highway, there is a promenade called “Uzu no michi (the road of whirlpools)”.

A 450m stroll along the promenade in the refreshing sea breeze (45m above sea level) brings you to the observation gallery.

On the way, there is a rest station with 4 glass floors from where the violent tides can be seen… Beware those afraid of heights!

Like the promenade, the observation gallery also has 4 glass floors. But unlike the promenade, it’s right above the tidal whirlpools!!

Peering down… What a scene!!

The observation gallery also has a telescope with which distant ships can be viewed… A great ‘photo opportunity’ spot.

Anyone can enjoy this powerful experience, but there’s a timetable indicating when the large tidal whirlpools will be created. As it changes daily, please check the Uzunomichi website below!




Ōnaruto Bridge Promenade Uzunomichi

Address: Naruto-chō, Naruto-shi, Tokushima

TEL: 088-683-6262

Admission: Adult 510 yen, Junior high school students 410 yen, Elementary school students 250 yen

(Children younger than elementary school age go for free)

Parking: 420 yen/day – Please use Naruto Park Parking

Website (English):


Setouchi Finder Photo-writer: Daisuke Chiba

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Daisuke Chiba

Daisuke Chiba

Daisuke Chiba / Photo-writer I was born in 1985 in Miyoshi City, Tokushima Prefecture, and now live in Tokushima City. After graduating university, I worked at a publishing company as an editor for various mooks, and in April 2014 I went freelance. I work as a photographer, copy-writer and editor, but also do product development and other stuff as well. If anyone needs me, I can do anything! Except, in spite of my being from Tokushima, dancing - I’m really bad at dancing Awa Odori!


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