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Onaruto Bridge, Naruto

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The Ōnaruto Bridge (大鳴門橋, Ōnaruto-kyō, lit. "Great Naruto Bridge") is a suspension bridge on the Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway connecting Minamiawaji, Hyogo on Awaji Island with Naruto, Tokushima on Ōge Island, Japan. Completed in 1985, it has a main span of 876 metres (2,874 ft). 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.

When the bridge was built, space was left for the proposed Shikoku Shinkansen; however, no progress has been made on the train line, so the space intended originally for the bullet trains is used as an observatory to see the whirlpools beneath the bridge.
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  • The bridge is a beautiful piece of architecture which sits right about the Naruto whirlpools. You can take a walking tour under the bridge and see the whirlpools from he top view.  more »
  • Nice views can be viewed of Naruto strait and naturally happening whirlpools. Their is an entry ticket and one can walk under the bridge. Earlier planned for train line but later opened up to...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Bring some good friends, the whirlpools are not spectacular but jostling around on the upper deck trying to take selfies with friends was amusing.
  • A very scenic bridge. This place is a perfect place to view the Naruto whirlpools if you are saving money. It ia also a great place to drive through when heading to Shikoku Island from the Mainland. You would enjoy this place during a perfect sunny day.
  • 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.
  • The place is extraordinarily and will serve you with great panorama. When sunset goes down, this place will be stunning and more beautiful.

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