A trip to Tokushima wouldn't be complete without viewing the Naruto Whirlpools.
We will introduce you to the restaurants, accomodation options and sightseeing spots near the Naruto Whirlpools.
In part 1, let's explore the Naruto Whirlpools.
What is a Whirlpool?
Photo：Travis on flickrThe size of a whirlpool can be as big as 20m in diameter.
There are both large and small whirlpools.
They form, then disappear, and then form again.
Photo：Travis on flickrThe current in the Naruto Straight is the fastest in Japan.
It is as fast as the Strait of Messina in Italy, and the Seymour Narrows in Canada, which is one of the three greatest straits in the world.
Photo：Travis on flickrWhirlpools occur at certain times. This information will be listed on the homepage, so it is recommended to check before you go.
Website (in Japanese)：http://www.uzusio.com/siomi/siomi.php
How to See the Whirlpools?
There are two ways to look at the whirlpools.
Photo：Travis on flickrThe first way is to see the whirlpools up close from a Pleasure Boat.
Small and large sized boats travel near the whirlpools, so you can experience the flow of the sea and the dynamic tide.
Photo：http://blogs.c.yimg.jp/In addition, you can learn interesting facts about whirlpools.
Photo：http://blogs.c.yimg.jp/There is also a playing area for children, where they can experience virtual fishing. Naruto Strait is also famous for fishing!
The whole family can enjoy this place!
In the second part of this article, we will introduce you to some gourmet restaurants and accomodation options near the Naruto Whirlpools. Don't miss it!