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Naruto Bridge, Shikoku

  Jan 29th, 2011

The Onaruto Bridge is located near Shikoku and is on the highway connecting Kobe with Tokushima. It spans from Tokushima to Awajishima. It is quite well known for the whirpools that are created by underwater ridges, which can be seen from the bridge.

Onaruto Bridge

You can walk under the Naruto Bridge and see the whirlpools that are made at high and low tide

The road above was quite noisy with traffic. Down below was a lot quieter

The road above was quite noisy with traffic. Down below was a lot quieter

Heading down the track to start the walk under the bridge

Heading down the track to start the walk under the bridge

A few quick snaps along the way

A few quick snaps along the way

The walking map of the surrounding area. Lots to do and see

The walking map of the surrounding area. Lots to do and see

Glad the fencing was here to stop me diving in

Glad the fencing was here to stop me diving in

Anyone worried at this stage?

Anyone worried at this stage?

Really great walkway here. Didn't feel like I was walking under a bridge

Really great walkway here. Didn't feel like I was walking under a bridge

Looking down was a bit unnerving at times, particularly when there was only a piece of glass between you and the ocean

Looking down was a bit unnerving at times, particularly when there was only a piece of glass between you and the ocean

Nice effect of putting the map on top of the glass panel

Nice effect of putting the map on top of the glass panel

A wider view of the sea and a few eddies

A wider view of the sea and a few eddies

The whirlpools were not at full strength the day I visited, but it was still interesting to see

The whirlpools were not at full strength the day I visited, but it was still interesting to see

Looking around the bay

Looking around the bay

Quite a few other people under the bridge taking a look at the whirlpools

Quite a few other people under the bridge taking a look at the whirlpools

Plenty of chance for a lookout

Plenty of chance for a lookout

Lots of little inlets and islands dotted about the place

Lots of little inlets and islands dotted about the place

The under structure of the bridge

The under structure of the bridge

Some places to buy souvenirs and eat

Some places to buy souvenirs and eat

A more relaxing view of the bridge

A more relaxing view of the bridge

Very peaceful

Very peaceful

The colors in the bay were very bold

The colors in the bay were very bold

Lookout point with souvenir shops

Lookout point with souvenir shops

Wakame Udon at Naruto Bridge

Wakame Udon at Naruto Bridge

Lunch with a view

Lunch with a view

Nice to sit and watch the ships go by under the bridge

Nice to sit and watch the ships go by under the bridge

The souvenir shops and restaurants had some of the best views

The souvenir shops and restaurants had some of the best views

After walking under the bridge, the next stop was to go to the top of the hill and look out from above

After walking under the bridge, the next stop was to go to the top of the hill and look out from above

It took ages to go up this escalator and it was very hot

It took ages to go up this escalator and it was very hot

Taking a look from a much higher vantage point

Taking a look from a much higher vantage point

The view out across the highway and Otsuka Intl Museum grounds on the left

The view out across the highway and Otsuka Intl Museum grounds on the left

A very blue day

A very blue day

Just a couple of others around taking photos, watching the boats go by

Just a couple of others around taking photos, watching the boats go by

Time to go back down again

Time to go back down again

9 thoughts on “Naruto Bridge, Shikoku”

  1. Replica says:

    This looks like Tracey Island.

  2. Tg.Hazu says:

    why is this bridge called naruto? no sasuke? 🙂

  3. Jana says:

    I saw a Naruto episode where a bridge was called “Naruto” is this the same bridge? or it was just a coincidence? just curious though…

    I’m currently fascinated about things related to “Japan” thus I stumbled upon this site, I also found a good Japan site here: http://www.tokyojapanlife.com/ .. just wanted to share it!

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