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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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  • Bridge you can see the spectacular scenery of the country where ❕ will. Both the Tokushima and Hyogo Prefecture is the bridge. Looking at the grandeur of the Naruto Strait, next to Awaji island around large windmill. So the power and look good with the 見toremasu windmill.
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  • 7 minutes walk from Eddy road, went to the observation deck walk looks great Naruto Gorges are large, very powerful. I thought photo, etc. Wi-Fi bridge with the sea, is very beautiful.
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  • Use Naruto from Naruto, Naruto bridge, view from Awaji island and top-down views and impressive view can be seen near the boat also whirling tides. Vortex increases the tide, so if you want to adjust the visits.
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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.
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  • 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)!