I went to see them at the end of December. I've heard they're larger in the spring or autumn, but in the winter they're rather small and I only caught a few eddies by the side of the boat.
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... 更多
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... 更多
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... 更多
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... 更多
The first thing that hits you when you get close to the viewing site is how windy it is there...so very windy...breathtakingly so...literally. It's a few minutes walk along the pedestrian platform under the bridge (links Shikoku to Awaji island) until you get to the best spots to watch the waves and they are quite a sight from directly above.... 更多
We went out on the viewing platform under the bridge to see the whirlpools created with the change of tide and currents but there was not much whirling going on at the time and on the day we went. But I could see that at other times it could be quite impressive. There were boat trips out to where it... 更多
Other than temples hopping, this is a contrast option. When I went, we went at the perfect time, around 4pm.... 更多