Locating in the northeast of Tokushima Prefecture, Shikoku Japan, Naruto was one of prosperous cities close to Kobe and Osaka since the ancient time before the bridges across the Seto Inland Sea were built in the 80s. It is famous for the whirlpools formed in the Naruto strait, red seabreams, sweet potatoes, and as an entry point to the 88 Temple Pilgrimage route.
Whirlpools are formed at the meeting point of two strong opposing currents and are during a full moon and new moon every month, specially in Spring and Autumn. 漩渦通常在兩個不同方向的水流交匯處出現，水流急和潮汐漲退都會影響漩渦的大小。每年的春天和秋天都是在鳴門觀潮的最佳時間。
One of the best way to get close to see this special natural force is to take a tidal-watching boat. There are two companies operating regular boat trip that lasts about 25 to 30 minutes. 最佳觀賞的方式是乘搭觀潮船，鳴門有兩家公司每天提供定期航班，船程約25-30分鐘，讓你近距離觀賞鳴門漩渦。
The Ohnaruto Bridge is another best location to view the whirlpool but you may only walk into an enclosed glass-floor “Uzi-no-Michi” walkway underneath. 另一個觀賞漩渦的地方是鳴門橋下的「渦之道」，你可以透過通道地面的玻璃看漩渦。
You will be viewing from 45 meters above the ocean. 從45米高相下望，是另一種感覺。
Uzo no Michi Walkway is a paid venue. ¥510 for adult, ¥410 for high school students, ¥250 for secondary school students and under. Tidal schedules are posted outside so you may check before you buy the tickets. 「渦之道」收費：大人¥510，高中生¥410，中小學生以下¥250。 門口有當天最佳觀潮時間，你可以先看清楚才購票。
When you visit the Naruto, one of the best viewing spots that offers 360 degree panoramic view of Inland Seto Sea and the Ohnaruto Bridge is to take the 68m escalator to “Eska Hill Naruto”. 來到鳴門大橋，不要錯過乘搭68米長副手電梯上 Eska 展望台，這裡可以360度環迴瀨戶內海及鳴門大橋景觀。
When the weather is nice, you may be able to lookover several islands in the Seto Inland Sea. The view is spectacular. 天氣好的話，可以遠眺瀨戶內海的好幾個小島。
There is a shop, cafes and restaurants at Eska Nurato. 在 Eska 展望台入口有手信店、咖啡店和餐廳。
Try the Naruto potato ice cream. There are warm dice of Naruto potatoes under the soft cream. 嚐嚐鳴門金時蕃薯雪糕，軟雪糕下面有真蕃薯肉，很特別。
Senjokiki observatory is the closest view point of the Ohnaruto Bridge. 千畳敷展望台是最靠近鳴門橋的展望位置。
There are a few shops and restaurants at Senjojiki Observatory. 千畳敷展望台周邊有幾間商店，除了手信、雪糕甜品還有餐廳。
Naruto is famous for Red Seabream. It is available in the restaurant here. 鳴門鯛是德島鳴門市的名物，在這裡的餐廳就可以嚐到。
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