Uzu-no-michi Viewing Walkway

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For an intriguing bird's-eye view of the whirlpools, you can walk out along this breezy 450m-long walkway hanging underneath the Naruto Bridge, which puts you 42m directly above the action. There is an observation gallery with glass floors through which you can gaze down at the whirlpools. Check the website for the best time to view the whirlpools on the day you go.

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