Spot Overview

  • The Great Naruto Bridge is a suspension bridge connecting the narrowest part of the Naruto Strait between Minamiawaji City in Hyogo Prefecture and Naruto City in Tokushima Prefecture.
  • With a total length of 1,629 meters, it was completed in 1988.
  • It is part of the bridge connecting Shikoku and Honshu, with a maximum span length of 876 meters.
  • There are lanes for cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians, so it can be crossed on foot.
  • Below the Great Naruto Bridge, you can see the world’s largest tidal current, “Naruto Whirlpools.”
  • You can get a close-up view of the whirlpools on the Uzushio sightseeing boat.
  • At the Naruto Bridge Memorial Hall, you can learn about the construction process and technology of the bridge.


  • The panoramic view from the 65-meter-high tower allows you to overlook Shikoku and Honshu.
  • The height and power felt while crossing provide a thrilling experience not found elsewhere.
  • The Naruto Whirlpools are a natural phenomenon caused by the tides and are a highlight of sightseeing.
  • On the Uzushio sightseeing boat, you can experience the whirlpools up close and enjoy their power.
  • The exhibits at the Naruto Bridge Memorial Hall allow you to learn about the technology and history, making it an interesting experience.
  • The area around the Great Naruto Bridge offers beautiful nature and local cuisine to enjoy.
  • Experience the unique power and beautiful scenery of the Great Naruto Bridge to the fullest, which is rarely found elsewhere.

Access map

By car

  • Naruto-kita IC About 5 minutes (by car)
  • Check the expressway toll to Naruto-kita IC
  • Tokushima City: about 30 minutes (by car)
  • Naruto Station About 15 minutes (by car)
  • Naruto Park Parking lot About 5 minutes (on foot) Uzuru-no-michi

Highway Bus (from Osaka/Kobe)

  • Osaka/Kobe→(Highway Bus) Naruto Park Exit→(3 min. walk) Uzuru-no-michi

Local bus

  • JR Tokushima Station → (80 min. by local bus) Naruto Park → (5 min. on foot) Uzuru-no-michi
  • JR Naruto Station → (25 min. by bus) Naruto Park → (5 min. on foot) Uzuru-no-michi
  • Tokushima Awa Dance Airport → (40 min. by bus) Naruto Park → (5 min. on foot) Uzuru-no-michi

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