Onaruto Bridge, Naruto

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The Ōnaruto Bridge is a suspension bridge on the route connecting Minamiawaji, Hyogo on Awaji Island with Naruto, Tokushima on Ōge Island, Japan. Completed in 1985, it has a main span of 876m. Although it is one of the largest bridges in the world, it is dwarfed by the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, which is on the same route. In 2004, 6.8 million cars and trucks crossed this bridge, translating into a daily average of about 18,600.The bridge is complemented by the Konaruto Bridge ("Small Naruto Bridge") and Muya Bridge between Ōge Island and Shikoku.Naruto WhirlpoolsRecurring whirlpools known as the Naruto whirlpools are located below the bridge, caused by tidal currents between the Seto Inland Sea and the Pacific Ocean passing over undersea ridges under the Span, causing very strong eddy currents, some of which make large, deep whirlpools.The bridge has a tourist attraction built into the south side anchor—the Uzunomichi Walkway—an enclosed walkway out to the south tower to allow visitors to view the swirls through side and floor windows, best seen during low tide. Tourist boats and other vessels circle the towers, allowing visitors to actually see the depth of the whirlpools up close, while the view from the bridge observatory lets visitors see the pattern created by the eddy currents extending out for quite a distance.
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  • This little gem is often missed but easy to get to. It's an under the bridge museum that simply allows you, for a small fee, to walk under the beautiful suspension bridge out over the strait and look ...  more »
  • Will pale compared to the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge ohnaruto bridge that is quite good. You can see the Strait from the top of the bridge.
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  • You could enter "Vortex road and under the bridge to the promenade through the whirlpools seen from above. I parked down to one parking lot I've arrived at after nine before the escalator landing parking lot was full, so the rises on the promenade is a good idea.
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  • Awesome experience. Very large whirlpools are visiblr duting low tide. You can easily watch it al from underneath the bridge observatory/walkway. If you suffer easily from motion sickness prepare well if it is windy because it is a suspension bridge whih wil sway alot during certain conditions.
  • CHECK the best times for whirlpool viewing beforehand! Only caught the end of the whirlpools, but still nice views and nice photo spots along the walkway.
  • Must see item. The whirlpool will only be seen at the high tide period. Pls check the time before going.
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  • My friend advises me that this is a very popular tourist destination with Japanese but sadly not many actually get here, well I did and I think more should go as it is truly spectacular. The whirlpools are terrific and are caused by two seas coming together, to see this standing on the glass platform is great, a few people were sceptical to stand wondering how secure the glass is but everything is safe. I kept thinking of 2 things, 1 is that if you fell into the water you wouldn't stand a chance and the other is I bet the fish from this area would taste very, very fresh. Please go, it's spectacular.
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