渦の道

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Ticket Price

  • General Admission

    Adult
    510yen
    Junior/High School Student
    410yen
    Elementary School Student
    250yen
  • Group Admission
    (20+ people)

    Adult
    410yen
    Junior/High School Student
    320yen
    Elementary School Student
    200yen
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Hours of Operation

Closed on the 2nd Monday of March, June, September, and December

  • Summer Season (March – September)

    9:00am – 6:00pm (entry until 5:30pm)

  • Winter Season (October –February)

    9:00am – 5:00pm (entry until 4:30pm)

  • Golden Week Holiday/Summer Holiday

    8:00am – 7:00pm (entry until 6:30pm)

Naruto Whirlpools

Naruto’s whirlpools are a natural phenomenon formed within the ebb and flow of tidal currents in the Seto Inland Sea and Kii Channel. The whirlpools can be seen at their largest in the spring and fall, reaching a diameter of 20 meters, thought to be the largest in the world. The whirlpools can be viewed 4 times daily and only during the limited window of the tidal currents’ peak strength.

Peak Viewing Schedule

One of the world’s fastest tidal currents

The top three fastest tidal currents are those in the Naruto Channel, Italy’s Strait of Messina, and Canada’s Seymour Narrows. During the peak of spring tides, also called “King Tides”, currents can reach speeds of over 20kph, the fastest in Japan. (Although called spring tides, they are unrelated to the spring season, occurring year-long during a new or full moon.)

Peak Viewing Schedule

This is the viewing schedule for viewing during the high (northbound) and low (southbound) tides. The times listed are the peak viewing times. Whirlpools can be viewed within a window of time before and after the peak:
[red] 2 hours before and after the peak (total 4 hours)
[blue] 90 minutes before and after the peak (total 3 hours)
[black] 1 hour before and after the peak (total 2 hours)

Viewing Schedule - September 2019

sundaymondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
01
High
19:40
Low
13:20
02
High
7:50
Low
14:00
03
High
8:40
Low
14:50
04
High
9:30
Low
15:50
05
High
10:20
Low
16:50
06
High
11:30
Low
18:10
07
High
12:50
Low
19:40
08
High
14:20
Low
7:30
09
High
15:30
Low
8:50
10
High
16:30
Low
9:50
11
High
17:10
Low
10:40
12
High
17:40
Low
11:20
13
High
18:10
Low
11:50
14
High
18:30
Low
12:20
15
High
19:00
Low
12:50
16
High
19:30
Low
13:20
17
High
7:40
Low
13:50
18
High
8:20
Low
14:30
19
High
8:50
Low
15:10
20
High
9:40
Low
16:00
21
High
10:30
Low
17:10
22
High
11:40
Low
18:30
23
High
13:00
Low
6:10
24
High
14:30
Low
7:40
25
High
15:40
Low
9:00
26
High
16:30
Low
10:00
27
High
17:20
Low
10:50
28
High
18:00
Low
11:40
29
High
18:40
Low
12:20
30
High
19:10
Low
13:10
01
02
03
04
05

The size of the whirlpools also depends on the current’s speed: Large Whirlpools,Medium Whirlpools,Small Whirlpools

[Red Times] Large Whirlpools

[Blue Times] Medium Whirlpools

[Black Times] Small Whirlpools

(The whirlpools may be affected by adverse weather conditions)

Access Map

Ohnaruto Bridge Uzu no Michi

772-0053 Tokushima-ken, Naruto-shi, Naruto-cho (Naruto Koen)

3-minute walk from Eddy Memorial Hall

Combination Tickets for Uzu no Michi and Eddy Memorial Hall are available.

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