Onaruto Bridge
Uzu no Michi

Whirlpools can be seen from the walkway under the Onaruto Bridge at a 45-meter high viewpoint. Online Ticket Purchase

Ticket Price

General Admission

Adult
510 yen
Junior/High School Student
410 yen
Elementary School Student
260 yen

Group Admission
(20+ people)

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

Closed on the 2nd Mondays 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 (twice during the walkway’s operating hours) only during the limited window of the tidal currents’ peak strength.

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”, Naruto’s currents can reach speeds of over 20kph, the fastest in Japan. (Although called spring tides, they are unrelated to the spring season, occurring year-round during a new or full moon.)

Peak Viewing Schedule

Below is the schedule for peak viewing of the daytime high (northbound) and low (southbound) tidal currents. 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 - June 2024

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
26
27
28
29
30
31
01
High
14:00
Low
7:50
02
High
15:10
Low
8:40
03
High
16:00
Low
9:30
04
High
16:40
Low
10:10
05
High
17:30
Low
10:50
06
High
18:10
Low
11:30
07
High
18:50
Low
12:10
08
High
19:30
Low
12:50
09
High
7:50
Low
13:30
10
High
8:30
Low
14:20
11
High
9:20
Low
15:10
12
High
10:20
Low
16:00
13
High
11:20
Low
17:10
14
High
12:30
Low
18:20
15
High
13:30
Low
7:10
16
High
14:30
Low
8:00
17
High
15:20
Low
8:40
18
High
16:00
Low
9:20
19
High
16:40
Low
10:00
20
High
17:10
Low
10:30
21
High
17:50
Low
11:10
22
High
18:30
Low
11:50
23
High
6:40
Low
12:30
24
High
7:30
Low
13:20
25
High
8:10
Low
14:00
26
High
9:00
Low
15:00
27
High
10:00
Low
16:00
28
High
11:00
Low
17:10
29
High
12:10
Low
18:20
30
High
13:20
Low
7:00
01
02
03
04
05
06

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

Onaruto Bridge Uzu no Michi

Naruto Koen, Naruto-cho, Naruto-shi, Tokushima, 772-0053, Japan

※3-minute walk from Eddy Memorial Hall

Eddy + Uzu no Michi Combo Tickets are available.

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Onaruto Bridge Uzu no Michi

Naruto Koen, Naruto-cho, Naruto-shi, Tokushima, 772-0053, Japan

※3-minute walk from Eddy Memorial Hall