Uzushio Kisen High-Speed Whirlpool Sightseeing Boat - Tokushima

Located at 65-63 Fukuike Tosadomariura, Naruto-Cho, Naruto City in Tokushima Prefecture, the Uzushio Kizen High-Speed Whirlpool Sightseeing Boat also known as the Uzushido Steamship offers one of the best experiences in viewing the famous Naruto Whirlpools... up close that is. 

Uzushio Kisen High-Speed Whirlpool Sightseeing Boat

Uzushio Kisen High-Speed Whirlpool Sightseeing Boat Details

If you're the type of adventurer that prefers to view danger from a distance, then this is not for you. It is highly suggested that you should just stay and view the famous Naruto Whirlpools from the observatory below Onaruto Bridge or the observatory at the Uzushio Rest Area.  The Uzushio Kizen High-Speed Whirlpool Sightseeing Boat allows the adventurous ones the chance to see the whirlpools as near as 10 feet away.

Uzushio Kisen High-Speed Whirlpool Sightseeing Boat - Naruto City, Tokushima

Boarding time!

Heading towards Onaruto Bridge... The water is relatively calm from this side.

Whirlpools started forming several meters away from the other side of the bridge

Gotta enjoy the ride!

Check out that lighthouse

For those who would be trying out the sightseeing boat, expect to be rocked by currents throughout the tour. During the spring tide, the currents could sometimes reach up to 20 kilometers per hour. However, there is nothing to fear as the boat is equipped with engines that are powerful enough to "pull" you out of "dizzying" situations and "events that sucks".


The Naruto Whirlpool as seen from the boat

Another photo of the whirlpool... I thought a man was sucked by it.

Before trying it out, keep in mind the following first:

Uzushio Kisen High-Speed Whirlpool Sightseeing Boat Rates:

Adults 1,800 yen 
Child 900 yen
Infant FREE as long as accompanied by one paying adult

*Walk-in tourists are allowed

Make sure not to lose your ticket while waiting for your boat

Schedule of Naruto Whirlpools sightseeing tours:

Click this LINK to get the updated schedule of the sightseeing tours.

Everybody's happy with their experience.

My family and I got the chance to ride the Uzushio Kisen High-Speed Whirlpool Sightseeing boat during our road trip to Awajishima and Tokushima Prefecture on our 10th day in Japan. Riding the sightseeing boat made our Naruto Whirlpool viewing more memorable as admittedly it could be a once-in-a-lifetime thing for us and that chance that we'd get to try it again may be slim. Overall, I highly suggest that you grab the opportunity if you have the opportunity and capability to ride the sightseeing boats. Believe me, it's one for the books.

Why ride the Uzushio Kisen High-Speed Whirlpool Sightseeing Boat?

Naruto Whirlpools is something one should never miss when visiting Naruto City in Tokushima Prefecture. Although it can be viewed for free from afar, it is highly recommended that you see it up close. Uzushio Kisen High-Speed Whirlpool Sightseeing Boat gives you the opportunity to see the Naruto Whirlpools up close in the relative safety of its high-speed boats.  

Getting to Uzushio Kisen High-Speed Whirlpool Sightseeing Boat:


From Sannomiya Station in Kobe City in Hyogo Prefecture, ride the JR train of the Tokaido-Sanyo Line going to Maiko Station. 

The Uzushio Kisen office

From there, walk for about 3 minutes going to Kosokumaiko Bus Stop, and ride the Awa Express highway bus going to Naruto Koenguchi. From there walk for about 20 minutes going to the Uzushio Kisen Office seen below to buy a ticket for your sightseeing tour.

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  1. Looks like a fun time. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Riding the Uzushio sightseeing boat really is fun. You should try it out as well. =)

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  2. This seems like a really cool trip! The whirlpools would definitely stress me out, but it looks incredible!

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    1. That's true. This is the best thing to ride to see those whirlpools up close. You gotta love it.

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  3. Sounds like a really good plan and the trip must have been awesome?

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    1. Riding the Uzushio kisen high speed sightseeing boat was awesome indeed. It's quite scary at first though but you'd soon forget it when you hear the locals saying sugoi.

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  4. Looks very joyful trip, I hope you enjoyed your time

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  5. Kobe City looks very interesting thanks for sharing

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  6. The steamship looks like an adventure I’d like to take. Thanks for sharing. Keshia Richmond

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  7. This high speed boat ride sounds awesome! Your photos are gorgeous, and it looks like you had so much fun! My husband and I are hoping to visit Japan soon, and I would love to do this adventure! The water looks incredibly beautiful! Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog to Kalyani. I do hope you get to visit Naruto City soon.

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  8. I love boat fares! Thank so much for this elaborate review! Saving it for when the time is right. And it totally looks like there's a man in that whirlpool!!!

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog. I do hope you get to try out the Uzushio Kisen High Speed Boat. =)

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  9. I love whirlpools! To me, they're simple beautiful. Glad you guys had a fun boat trip.

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  10. Those two pictures of the whirlpool are stunning but I bet it doesn't do it justice. I'd love to see this one day.

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    1. I agree. Seeing the Naruto Whirlpool with your own eyes is better than seeing it in pictures.

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  11. awesome. good read. I will follow your blog

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  12. I love this it’s very helpful, planning to go to Japan in spring so this looks good place for me to look at

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    1. Please do visit Naruto City when you finally go to Japan. =)

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  13. dude that is one scary ride......I mean whatever happened to the man in a center of a whirlpool....i can't shake it off my mind....

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    1. Hahahaha if there was a man, he'd be sucked down. He'd probably get a once a lifetime experience if he does.

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  14. I love the ocean waves. How I wish I have a chance to ride in a boat someday it looks you a have a great hangout with your family :)

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    1. Praying that you get to try this one out someday. =)

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  15. That’s awesome. The guide has many things which are really awesome for many peoples. Their many things are mentioned which are useful.

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  16. Fascinating! I can't imagine wanting to be up close to something spinning around at such great force. Making me dizzy thinking about it.

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  17. Wow, what an amazing experience. Really want to try this with my family in the summer. Thanks for the review and am sure my grand will love it.

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    1. You're welcome. Please try it out with your family when you visit.

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  18. Happy New Year 2019!! Love reading your post here, learnt the tips shared from your experience. Cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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    1. Happy New Year Sienny! I'm happy my article has helped you. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  19. Looks like a wonderful place to visit and all the pictures are amazing too. Wish I could visit this place someday

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