Onaruto Bridge, Naruto

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.
Use our Naruto holiday planner to visit Onaruto Bridge on your trip to Naruto, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create an itinerary including Onaruto Bridge
Places to stay near Onaruto Bridge
Onaruto Bridge Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
180 reviews
  • Naruto whirlpool seems to be geographical phenomena unusual world. Attends on the Vortex is the ohnaruto bridge. Are high speed roads.
    View original
  •  Is useful when you go from Takamatsu in Kobe, so always use. Gave us a chance feel closer to the Kansai region. Seto-Ohashi bridge, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge opened this bridge, now a convenient time.
    View original
  • The group show from Awaji island. Patio gazebo overlooking the bridge on station road, whirlpool, especially next to the restaurant is a few people, is recommended. Neither is simple, but, on the day before the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge seen great is in other words not come.
    View original
  • Must see item. The whirlpool will only be seen at the high tide period. Pls check the time before going.
  • 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.
  • Naruto dattebayo
  • A bright SUNNY day ☀️let's stop awhile and take a photo 😎
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Naruto

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.