Up close and personal with the Naruto Whirlpool

Naruto Whirlpool Sightseeing Boat


Get up close and personal with the Naruto Whirlpool on a boat trip that takes you right over this phenomenon of nature. Created by the force of two opposing sea currents, which form a powerful vortex, it is easy to become entranced by the endless spiral.

Visitors can enjoy the view from the shore as well as from the bridge-based observation platform located directly above the whirlpool. While those two options are great for the sake of comparison, nothing compares to being on the surface of the sea.

Enjoy a the rest of the day with a tour of Naruto and Tokushima Cities. Located in close proximity to one another, you can enjoy the best of sightseeing and cultural activities that they have to offer. That is not to mention the regional cuisine that includes ramen noodles as opposed to the thick udon noodles which are so popular in Kagawa Prefecture.

About the Area

Tokushima is one of the four prefectures of Shikoku Island in West Japan. It is a land of beautiful mountains and valleys, scenic seascapes and agricultural bounty. Perhaps the prefecture’s most revered cultural property is the Awa Odori dance that is held during the summer Bon Festival. Female performers dance rhythmically through the streets of Tokushima City dressed in their signature indigo kimono and wedge-shaped straw hats. Visitors come from around the world to witness this event.

A natural feature that is also considered a prefectural symbol is the Naruto Whirlpool. It is a spectacular vortex of water created by the juxtaposition of different water currents. The phenomenon can be viewed from the shore or a ship and even from an observation platform directly above it.

Access: It is about 75-80 minutes by bus from JR Tokushima Station or alternatively, 25 minutes by bus from JR Naruto Station.


Cancellation Policy

1) Detailed tour information & conditions will be given after application is made; please read and confirm the final itinerary before the departure date.
2) Reservations: Fill out the application contact form; application is complete upon payment. Reservations accepted by phone, mail, fax, online, or other communicative methods. The contract is not valid at time of reservation; the customer will be asked to submit an application form and payment within 3 days from time of reservation. If application form and payment are not submitted within the term, the reservation shall be considered void.
3) Items not included in tour price: Transportation costs not included in itinerary, optional tour fees, excess baggage fees, any fees of a personal nature (phone bills, meal costs, etc.) Items excluded from the tour will be stated in the tour information.
4) Cancellation fees: When the application is cancelled by the customer or when payment has not been made by the specified date, Ryobi Tours shall receive a percentage of the per person tour fee as a cancellation fee, or a penalty fee. Differences in room charges that result from one person in a group cancelling shall be charged to the participating person(s).

Cancellation Date Up to 21 days prior 20-8 days prior 7-2 days prior Day prior to start of tour Day of tour After start of tour/non-participation with no contact
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