Spots in Around Naruto Strait Area

  • Otsuka Museum of Art
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    4.5
    973 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Narutochoutosadomariura Fukuike 65-1
    Located in Naruto Town, Naruto City, Tokushima Prefecture, this art museum has the largest permanent exhibition space in Japan. The exhibits consist of more than 1,000 Western paintings reproduced in full scale on ceramic panels. Visitors can appreciate masterpieces from all over the world such as Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, Edvard Munch’s The Scream and Picasso’s Guernica. The viewing route through the museum is about four kilometers long. There is also a museum shop and a restaurant where visitors can enjoy meals while looking out over the garden.

    Otsuka Pharmaceuticals pet project to make the worlds art pieces accessible to the world. Built inside a mountain, on the tip of Shizuoka is this museum of ceramic replicates of the worlds...

  • Uzunomichi Promenade (Tokushima Prefecture)
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    4.0
    630 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Prefecture Naruto City Naruto-cho (in Naruto Park)
    Uzunomichi Promenade is located around 60 minutes by bus from JR Tokushima Station. The promenade extends out over the sea, under the Ohnaruto Bridge, for 450 meters. Opened in 2000, this is one of Tokushima’s best known tourist attractions. Glass-floored sections have been installed at four locations along the Promenade, so that visitors can view the strong tides and roaring whirlpools in the sea below. The observation gallery at the far end of the Promenade makes use of the space provided by one of the Bridge girders to enable visitors to walk right round and get a 360-degree view; visitors can experience the impressive whirlpools from a spot 45 meters above the water.

    Naruto Whirlpool from the above on the Onaruto Bridge. Originally it was planned for the Shinkansen railroad to be put. After the plan was canceled, it was turned into a Naruto whirlpool viewing...

  • Ryozen-ji Temple (Starting point for the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage)
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    4.0
    181 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Oasachoubandou Tsukahana 126
    Ryozen-ji Temple is a Koya-san Shingon Buddhist temple that, according to legend, was founded by the monk Gyoki during the Tempyo era (729–749) on the orders of the Shomu Emperor. The Temple’s formal name is Zikuwazan Ichijoin Ryozenji. Selected for inclusion in the “88 Best Places to Visit in Tokushima,” the Ryozen-ji Temple is also the starting-point for the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage, and is affectionately known as Ichi-ban-san (“Number One”). The Temple is visited by white-robed pilgrims throughout the year, and it is possible to purchase Nokyo-cho (stamp-books for collecting the stamps that confirm that a pilgrim has made a donation to a given temple) and pilgrims’ clothing, staffs and bamboo hats etc. Must-see sights at the Temple include a two-storied pagoda housing the Gochi Nyorai Statues (five statues representing different aspects of the wisdom of the Buddha) and the Meiji Garden located on the north side of the Daishi-do hall.

    only few people there. since it was so hot day, very calm and I had a relaxed time in there. temple is always as it should be.

  • Aqua Eddy underwater sightseeing boat
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    4.0
    144 Reviews
    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.

    Couldn’t really understand what all of the fuss was about, but did get to see some whirlpools ... the boats are quite cool but the whole experience was rushed to get back in time for the next coach...

  • Ooasahiko Shrine
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    4.5
    82 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Oasachoubandou Hiroduka 13
    This shrine is dedicated to two Shinto deities, Osahiko-no-Okami and Sarutahiko no Okami. Although the exact date of its founding is unclear, this ancient shrine had already become one of the representative shrines of Awa Province by about 1,100 years ago. The shrine’s sacred tree, a more than 1,000-year-old camphor tree, has been designated as a Naruto City cultural property.

    This shrine complex is very expansive, and tucked into the mountains, so is a nice place to walk around....there is even a stream running through the grounds. We went on New Years Day, and it was...

  • The Naruto German House
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    4.0
    77 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Oasachouhinoki Higashiyamada 55-2
    This museum features exhibits on the activities of German soldiers imprisoned at the Bando prisoner-of-war camp, their exchanges with locals, and other subjects. Musical activities in particular thrived at the Bando prisoner-of-war camp, which was the site of the first concert performance of the entirety of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Asia. In addition to exhibits and a museum shop, the museum also has large and small conference rooms available for rent.

    This is the museum that was built to remember the German prisoners who spent the war years in a camp run by the Japanese government. The museum itself is very well done and includes many samples of...

  • Roadside Station Daiku no Sato
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    3.5
    41 Reviews
    Transportation
    Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Oasachouhinoki Higashiyamada 53
    This rest stop includes a “German Museum,” which provides information on the exchange between locals and German soldiers who were taken prisoner in WWI, and the “Kagawa Archives & Resource Center.” It’s located in Oasa Town, Naruto City, Tokushima Prefecture, where the first Japan performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony took place. The tourist center features shops with famous local goods and an area that serves light German-themed breakfasts. There’s also an information section that provides information on routes and local tourist spots.

    地元の野菜等と共に,ドイツの食材が手に入るのはありがたいです。ドイツのプレッツェルやソーセージなどが美味しかったです。

  • Naruto Park
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    Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Narutochoutosadomariura Fukuike
    Naruto Park sits next to the Naruto Strait, famous for its whirlpool, and the Onaruto Bridge. There are many scenic spots and places of interest here including a promenade called Uzunomichi (the road of whirlpools), the observation deck Esukahiru Naruto, and the Onaruto Bridge Crossing Memorial Hall, making it a park often visited by tourists.
  • Senjojiki Observation Deck
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
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    Tokushima ken Naruto city Naruto cho Naruto park
    Senjojiki Observation Deck is located in Naruto Park, near the entrance to the Uzunomichi promenade, and directly in front of the Onaruto Bridge. This is a great place for viewing the spectacular Onaruto Bridge. There are souvenir shops and restaurants nearby.

    鳴門の渦潮を陸から眺められる徳島側のひとつのポイント。鳴門駐車場(軽・普通車は一回500円)を利用する。 「鳴門山展望台」より低い位地からの眺望になるが、周囲には飲食店・土産物店・宿などが何軒もあって各種観光や記念写真を楽しめる。 淡路側の観潮船、徳島側の観潮船の動きは鳴門大橋下の観潮施設「渦の道」(有料)とは違った視点となる。

  • Naruto Natural Arataenoyu Hot Spring
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tokushima Naruto-shi Muyacho Okuwajima Kita No Hama 8-2

    近所なんでたまに利用しますがお勧めしません。利用客のモラルが低くコロナ禍でも大声でサウナを利用したり露天風呂の椅子を通路真ん中まで動かして我が物顔でテレビを見る年配客が多いです。靴を置く無料の下駄箱がありますが知人含め数度靴を盗まれたので今は返却式ロッカーを使用してます。店員には何度も報告しましまが改善はされていないので教育が行き届いていないようです。初見の方や遠くからお見えになる方はくれぐれもお...

  • Naruto Bussan Kan
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokushima Naruto-shi Muyacho Minamihama Higashihama 165-10 Uzushio Hall 1F

    1日500円でママチャリが借りられます。9時から17時まで、営業時間内に返却する必要があります。 鳴門大橋まで行くには変速も電動アシストもないので少し大変が市内を巡るには十分です。

  • Naruto City Tourist Information Center
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
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    Tokushima Naruto-shi Muyacho Okuwajima
    The tourist information center is located at the gateway to Shikoku. It provides information on sightseeing and transportation in and around Naruto City. Its facilities include boards with sightseeing information, a waiting room, coin-operated locker, restrooms, a taxi stand, and more. There is also a slope car that ferries passengers up and down the slope between the center and the highway bus stop above it.

    高速バスを下車すると直ぐの場所に「すろっぴー」が停まっており、これに乗るとバスチケットセンターに到着しました。館内は観光案内所を兼ねており、周辺の観光パンフレット類の調達も可能でした。但し、高速バス利用者も激減しているようで折角の施設も閑散としていました。

  • NFT Naruto Museum
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    3.0
    13 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokushima Naruto-shi Muyacho Hayasaki Kitatono Cho 149

    徳島ラーメン いのたに へ行ったついでに散策。入場料1人800円だったが、展示は少なく、蒸し暑いのにエアコンは効いておらず窓が開いていた。駐車場への道中も草が刈られていない。 今まで訪れた観光資源では間違いなくワースト1でしょう。

  • Otaniyaki-kamamoto Mori Toki Co.
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    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.

    藍染体験の帰りに、大谷焼の窯元が集まっているエリアに寄りました。手頃でデザインも素敵な陶器がたくさんあり、見るだけでも楽しかったです。またゆっくり時間を取っていきたいと思いました。

  • Binbiya
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    4.0
    154 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Kitanadachouawata Hashky Valley 20-2
    Binbiya is a restaurant located on the Awa Highway (National Route 11) in Kitanada Town, Naruto City, Tokushima Prefecture, situated in a beautiful location facing the Seto Inland Sea. In the Tokushima dialect, “binbi” means fish. Using freshly caught local fish every day, Binbiya offers a variety of food on the menu such as sashimi, tempura, boiled fish, kamameshi (rice, meat and vegetables served in a small pot), and curry, etc. The restaurant’s omakase (today’s special) set meal is a popular meal of sashimi, tempura, and another food of the day, served with a bowl of rice and miso soup with seaweed from the Seto Inland Sea. People can often be found queuing to get into this popular restaurant.

    We managed to get a table here for a lunchtime spot and had a great meal - must try the wakame - all of the fish dishes we had were excellent.

  • Naruto Uchinoumi Park
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Narutochoutakashima Kita 679
    This park on the shores of the Uchinoumi inland sea is carpeted in seasonal flowering plants. The park features day camping sites, a walking course, multipurpose courts, a flower corridor, and more, making it a popular destination for both active and relaxing activities. The park also has a park center that provides information on the park. Visitors can also utilize services including rental balls.

    大毛島の一角に立派な公園が広がっているが、コロナのせいか人もまばらでした。長い海岸線、大きな広場、海賊船かと見間違うようなキッズコーナー、ウェーブコート、スポーツコート、イベントコーナー、お花畑などどれをとっても楽しめる場所です。散歩やジョギングにも向いてます。

  • Iseya Strawberry Farm
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokushima Naruto-shi Oasacho Higashiumazume Niban Koshi 8-1

    野菜が安くて美味しいです。 国道11号線に看板がありますが、すぐには辿り着きません。 車でまあまあ走ります。 フルーツもありますし、いちご狩りもできます。

  • Fruit Garden Yamagata
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    3.0
    5 Reviews
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    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.

    苺は今まで食べた中でも一番と言っていいほど味がなく、水を食べているようでした。 受付やスタッフの対応もとても悪かったです。商売をするならもっとしっかりするべきだと思います。味は頑張って直せるものではないので、せめて態度くらいはしっかりしましょう(^ω^)

  • Arashi
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    4.0
    98 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Muyachouokuwajima North beach 51-1
    This restaurant is located in Muya Town, Naruto City, Tokushima Prefecture. Enjoy your meal at table seating or in a tatami room with a harmonious and soft atmosphere. In-season fish from the Naruto seas are the main ingredients. You can watch lively fish swim in the shop tank too. Recommended dishes include the “special selection sashimi teishoku” with a variety of fresh sashimi and the crispy, fried “special selection tempura teishoku.” The set meals come with wakame sea weed soup packed with Naruto wakame. Lots of local sake and shochu available too.

    If you have an opportunity to come around here, I strongly recommend to go to this restaurant.You may stand in line for a long time to enter, but I assure to be able to eat very nice fresh fish and...

  • German Village Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokushima Naruto-shi Oasacho Bando
    This park was built on the former site of a prisoner of war camp for German soldiers captured during the First World War. Today it is a forum of Japanese-German goodwill. The surrounding area's points of interest include the German House, a stone arch bridge called the German Bridge, the Megane Bridge, and the Bell of Bando. The beautiful park also has seasonal flowers and trees to enjoy.

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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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