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“They closed the bridge on us”

Reviewed 9 May 2016

The day we tried to visit the bridge, it was overcast and seemed alright in the town area. When we got off the bus at Naruto park, it was windy with light occasional showers. We hike up the stairs and got to the entrance to the bridge walkway, they told us it was too windy and dangerous so it was closed. What a disappointment. This is just a headsup to future travelers to the bridge walkway. While waiting for the return bus, the lady at the souvenir shop right by the bus stop invited us in to sit down out of the wind. She didn’t sell hot drinks or anything else so she pointed us to the vending machine which did serve up hot coffee and other hot drinks.

Thank DYA717
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

The straits at the entrance to Osaka Harbor produce some interesting whirlpools that can be seen from a walkway on the suspension bridge adjacent to Naruto Park. Plenty of glass to facilitate the viewing. There are also boat tours. High tide is the best time.
A nearby earthquake/ 1995 museum has a preserved house & a covered area/ 100yds that the fault can be viewed along with the displaced land.

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Reviewed 30 September 2015

Is a MUST try experience. Can't imagine the wonder of nature can create such unique amazing whirl pool. It was a remarkable trip.

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Reviewed 12 September 2015

The whirlpools are best viewed at high or low tide which varies daily. You view the rushing water and whirlpools from the Onaruto bridge which is 450 meters above the water. The rushing water is definitely impressive and the viewing is good from the glassed or open viewing points and also through the glass sections in the floor. It is not for people who dislike heights or the vibrations of the bridge as traffic passes overhead.

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Reviewed 9 September 2015

I have been to Naruto many times, and have yet to see the giant whirlpools featured in advertisements. However, the tide formations are very fascinating, making swirls and ripples that are rather hypnotic to watch. It is fun to go out in a boat to see them, though there are wonderful views from the bridge and viewpoint as well. It is a good place to learn about tidal action and understand some of the dynamics of the Inland Sea. It is possible to see the whirlpools without paying any entry fees, though if you visit, it is worth checking out the viewing platforms under the bridge, which charge an admission.

Thank Lara N
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