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Naruto Travel Guide
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Naruto Whirlpools

Naruto is the northeastern most city on Shikoku Island. Part of Tokushima Prefecture, Naruto is known for its swirling whirlpools. These can be seen in the Strait of Naruto underneath the Onaruto Bridge connecting Tokushima to Awaji Island.

Naruto is also the starting point of the Shikoku Pilgrimage, which leads around the island to visit 88 temples across Shikoku associated with the famous Buddhist monk, Kobo Daishi, the founder of Shingon Buddhism. Naruto's Ryozenji Temple is the first temple of the pilgrimage.

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Attractions
 1  Otsuka Museum of Art
Huge museum filled with reproduced Western art.
User rating: 81/100 (15 votes)
Visited by: 37 users
 2  Whirlpools
Natural phenomena in the Strait of Naruto.
User rating: 79/100 (87 votes)
Visited by: 156 users
 3  Ryozenji Temple
First temple along the Shikoku Pilgrimage.
User rating: 74/100 (10 votes)
Visited by: 26 users
 4  German House
Commemorating a POW camp from WW1.
User rating: 69/100 (11 votes)
Visited by: 22 users
  

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