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  • Aqua Eddy underwater sightseeing boat
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Narutochoutosadomariura Oge 264-1
    The Aqua Eddy is a small, fast boat equipped with an underwater observation room. Passengers can get a close underwater view of the spectacular Naruto Strait whirlpools through the glass bottom of the boat, which extends one meter under the water. Being able to enjoy the different views of the whirlpools from on deck and from down below really enhances the viewing experience. As the Aqua Eddy has a limited capacity of 46 passengers, advance booking is required. The journey time is 25 minutes; there are 15 scheduled trips per day. The Uzusio Whirlpool Sightseeing Boat dock, from which the trips depart, is located approximately 15 minutes by car by Naruto Station and around 75 minutes’ drive from Kobe-Sannomiya Station.
  • Blue Marine semi-submerged tour boat
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Kaifugunkaiyouchou Shishikuiura Takegashima 28-45
    Blue Marine is a semi-submerged tour boat that takes visitors on an approximately 45-minute trip around Takega-shima Island Bay in the Muroto-Anan Kaigan Quasi-National Park. Takega-shima Bay, which has been designated a Marine Park by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment, is an important habitat for coral and tropical fish. Blue Marine has an observation cabin in the bottom of the boat, from which passengers can view the beautiful coral and spectacular tropical fish.

    海中観光船ブルーマリンは約45分間程度で、竹ケ島海中公園を一巡り出来ます。船が重層構造となっており、船底の展望室からはシコロン珊瑚、ヤエダミドリイシ珊瑚、カラフルな熱帯魚が座ったまま鑑賞することが出来ます。この規模は我国では屈指の海中公園幻想クルーズだと思われます。

  • Hyotanjima Island Cruise
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Minamiuchimachi 2 Shinmachi River Waterfront Park Boat House front
    The pleasure boat takes tourists on an excursion around Hyotanjima Island of Nakasu (about six kilometers) surrounded by the Shinmachi and Suketo Rivers. The boat passes under 22 bridges and at high tide only just manages to pass under some of them making for an enthralling journey. There are many sights to see including the rows of pine trees from the feudal government period and the yacht harbor.
  • Escahill Naruto
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Narutochoutosadomariura Fukuike 65
    This observation facility is located within Setonaikai National Park Naruto located in Naruto Town, Naruto City, Tokushima Prefecture. It is famous for the long escalator that brings tourists from the foot of Mt. Naruto to the summit. The observation facility on the roof offers a sweeping view of the Naruto Channel and Onaruto Bridge, and depending on the weather, you may be able to see the Pacific Ocean side of Wakayama Prefecture and Shodoshima Island. The first and second floors contain a souvenir shop and ice cream shop, and the escalator, which is 68 meters long total, takes visitors 34 meters to third floor.
  • Oboke Gorge Sightseeing Pleasure Cruise
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    4.0
    92 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Miyoshishi Yamashirochounishiu 1520
    This sightseeing tour boat departs from the “Restaurant Oboke Gorge Mannaka” and the “V”-shaped Oboke Gorge can be seen from the river. Visitors can also see the Natural Monument, Ganrekihengan (pebbly schist) up close and the scenery of the gorge can only be described in one word: stunning.

    The cruise down Oboke Gorge is probably the most boring I have ever been on. Definitely not worth the time or money.

  • Tairyuji Ropeway
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    4.5
    38 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Nakagunnakachou Wajikigou Tano 76
    The Tairyuji Ropeway connects the Washi-no-Sato roadside station rest area in Naka Town, Naka County, Tokushima Prefecture with the Tairyu-ji Temple, which is the 21st temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. With a total length of 2,775 meters, it is the longest ropeway in Western Japan. The Ropeway crosses the Naka River (a Class A major river) and passes over 600-meter-high hills. In the past, pilgrims could only travel to the Tairyu-ji Temple to worship by ascending a steep mountain path, a serious obstacle that was known colloquially as the “pilgrim slide” because it was so difficult to climb up. Following the construction of the Ropeway, it was possible for larger numbers of pilgrims to visit the Temple.

    First I liked the ossettai they provided before I took ropeway. It was ochya with different taste. We climbed to tairyuji from the aaruki henro root, which passed through dense forest. it took us...

  • Hashikurasan Ropeway
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Miyoshishi Ikedachoushudu Fujinoi 559-14
    The Hashikurasan Ropeway, which has a total length of around 950 meters, takes visitors to the summit of Mt. Hashikura. There are superb views of the Shikoku Mountain Range and the Yoshino River; visitors can experience the full majesty of nature and its seasonal changes, including cherry blossom and new greenery in spring and autumn foliage later in the year.
  • Otaniyaki-kamamoto Mori Toki Co.
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Oasachouotani Iridino shoulder 24
    This kiln has been making Otaniyaki—a traditional craft of Awa—since the Edo period. The sincere, grand beauty of the works—artistic works, hanging baskets, and human-sized jugs—is well received by locals and visitors to the Prefecture, even dubbed best in Japan by potter Kawai Kanjiro. Tour the workshop to get an up-close view of the craftsman techniques—including the only “lay-down potter’s wheel” in the country—or take courses (reservation required) in painting, using the wheel, or handwork. Next to Reizanji Temple, the first temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage, the garden lets you hear the sound of the suikinkutsu pot.
  • Bizan Ropeway
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Prefecture Tokushima-shi Shinmachi 2-20 Awaodori-kaikan 5F
  • Mt. Tsurugi Tourist and Climbing Lift
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Mimaguntsurugichou Sadamitsu Nishiyama 65-8
    This climbing lift at Mt. Tsurugi operates from late April to the end of November each year. Visitors can enjoy sweeping views of the seasonal scenery offered by the mountain. The cherry blossom and fall foliage seasons are especially popular. The lift takes about 15 minutes to ascend or descend the 830 meters of slope distance between Minokoshi and Nishijima. Visitors can stay, eat, and shop at the Chojo Hyutte and the Unkaiso located at the peak of Mt. Tsurugi. Visitors can thoroughly enjoy the beauty of the virgin forest and alpine flowers.
  • Uzushio Kisen
    Travel / Tourism
    Torushima Prefecture Naruto City Naruto Park Kameura Fishing Port
    This tourist boat offers up-close views of the Naruto Strait whirlpools, which is counted as one of the world’s three fastest currents and said to be the world’s largest in size. The high-speed passenger boat operates out of Kameura Fishing Port, the closest port to the whirlpools. Trips take about 20 minutes. A shop located at the ticket counter offers a wide range of souvenirs including Naruto wakame, the local brand of brown edible seaweed; merchandise related to the popular “Shishamo-Neko” character; Setouchi-themed snacks; and Naruto Kintoki, a notable local sweet potato confection.
  • Tsukigatani Onsen Tsuki no Yado
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Katsuragunkamikatsuchou Fukuhara Hirama 71-1
    This facility is located in Kamikatsu Town, the starting point of the Tsurugisan Super Rindo Forest Road. Guests can enjoy hot springs with views of the Katsuura River, meals featuring seasonal fish and the fruits of the land, camping in a natural setting, and the rejuvenating power of nature that only a mountain town can offer. The source spring, which is said to have ties to the monk Kukai, is the sacred mountain Tsukigatani located 1.5 kilometers away from the spa itself. The spa can be enjoyed by overnight guests and day bathers alike.

    本来宿泊したかったが、満員で予約できず仕方なく、日帰りのみになった。夕方早かったので、お客は少なく、大きな湯船を独り占めだった。湯船からの景色は、若葉が盛りの自然林で、その向こうに渓流が見える。秋の来ない景色だった。

  • Tokushima Prefectural Disaster Prevention Center
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Itano-gun Kitajima Cho Tainohama Onishi 165
    This facility serves as a disaster response center during major natural disasters. During ordinary times it serves as a place to promote disaster prevention awareness through experience-based learning and training. The center offers programs that teach participants how to protect themselves and help others in the event of an earthquake, storm, flood, fire, or other sudden disaster.
  • Fruit Garden Yamagata
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokushima Naruto-shi Otsucho Oshiro 645-1
    A fruit farm which grows strawberries, Japanese pears, and other seasonal fruits. When in their respective seasons, visitors can enjoy strawberry and Japanese pear picking here. Strawberry picking season is from early January to early June, and Japanese pear picking season is from early August to the end of September. The farm also sells fruit and when in season you can also purchase watermelons and muskmelons.

    冬はイチゴ狩り、たっぷり楽しみ、お腹いっぱいです(笑) 何種類もあるので食べ比べできます。 もちろん、1,000円あれば、結構の量のイチゴは買えますけど、あの新鮮さは格別だなぁ-と実感できました。

  • Okawarahobokujo
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Myoudougunsanagouchison Kami Okawara 5-7
  • Yoshimoto Ichigo Farm
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Awa-shi Donaricho
  • Miyagawa Vineyard
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Awa-shi Donaricho Miyagawauchi Obata 225
  • Miki Vineyard
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Awa-shi Donaricho Miyagawauchi Obata 225
  • Okubotutomunoen
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Awashi Donarichouyoshida Haradaichinoyon 82
  • Keneikainayamahobokujo
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Miyoshishi Nishiyayamamurashimomyou 222

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The southeastern corner of Shikoku is home to Tokushima prefecture, a region celebrated for its luscious nature and the nation’s favorite Awa Odori, an energetic dance to which an annual summer festival has been dedicated. Keeping the upbeat tempo, whirlpools excite the Naruto sea off Tokushima, while inland, dramatic cliffs line the Iya Valley, promising unrivaled views of vast and vibrant scenery.

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