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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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  • The weather is good, strong winds, now likely shed next to the car. Windy days is caution drive. But it had spread so much without a good ocean view on the way back.
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  • The bridge linking Awaji island and Tokushima. Drive can enjoy at as high as a bird with whirlpools and ocean below. Next to the bulletin board out of careful driving the windy day.
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  • Bridge pedestrian passage called "Vortex road" maintained by the County. Days of wind and rain, however, is that restriction. Also see the vortex at high tide, low tide ago to examine should be. You know the dreadfulness of this Strait. It seems to be a heavy flow of river. Furthermore, Eddy had a small tourist boat if it sees in the near. Great Naruto onaruto Bridge Memorial Eddie is typical.
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  • The place is extraordinarily and will serve you with great panorama. When sunset goes down, this place will be stunning and more beautiful.
  • You're here for Naruto whirlpools right? You've come to the right place. There is a walkway from the south-west that makes the whirlpools very easy to see. Worth the drive to see.
  • Me like teh Anime Naruto. So yeh.
  • Very powerful and beautiful. Must go there once.
  • I went in the middle sized whirlpool timing, but even on the boat ride that cost about 1500yen it was hard to see the whirlpools! Would probably be good to go when the whirlpools are biggest (check the website for the timing)!