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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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  • So I checked on the news what time the whirlpool will be best. I went there at this exact time (9am40). I payed for parking (scooter 200y). I payed for entrance (adult:540y) I went inside with hords o...  more »
  • What a beautiful bridge !! Stunning view from above Have to be luck with the weather, if you want to see the wonders and the power of the sea below. But great view anyway.  more »
  • it is massive and beautiful. If we could see the whirpools that day under the bridge, it would be more memorable.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Worth passing through if you're in the area; especially for structural engineers. Viewing deck under the main bridge lets you see the whirlpools clearly through reinforced glass floors. There is also a museum and guided tour to the open walkway under the bridge that should be a treat for structural engineers.
  • Amazing bridge, amazing whirlpools. Worth every second of the hour-long drive from Takamatsu.
  • The place is extraordinarily and will serve you with great panorama. When sunset goes down, this place will be stunning and more beautiful.