Uzushio Kisen (うずしお汽船)
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.
Torushima Prefecture Naruto City Naruto Park Kameura Fishing Port (Tokushima / NarutoArea)
Operates every 30 minutes between 8:00-16:30
Review of Uzushio LineTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Departures are every half an hour and a staff member said that a refusal to board due to a full boat rarely...
Keep your expectations low and you wont be disappointed. Even though we went out at the optimum time to view whirlpools we...
- Torushima Prefecture Naruto City Naruto Park Kameura Fishing Port [map]
- Operates every 30 minutes between 8:00-16:30
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infant friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.