Naruto, Tokushima

Naruto whirlpools


Location of Naruto in Tokushima Prefecture


Coordinates: 34°10′N 134°37′E / 34.167°N 134.617°E / 34.167; 134.617Coordinates: 34°10′N 134°37′E / 34.167°N 134.617°E / 34.167; 134.617
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Tokushima Prefecture
  Mayor Tadashi Yoshida
  Total 135.46 km2 (52.30 sq mi)
Population (2010)
  Total 61,522
  Density 454/km2 (1,180/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Ilex integra
- Flower Hamabō (Hibiscus hamabo)
Phone number 088-684-1111
Address 170 Muyachō Minamihama Higashihama, Naruto-shi, Tokushima-ken
Website Naruto City

Naruto (鳴門市 Naruto-shi) is a city located in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on March 15, 1947.

In the quinquennial census of 2010, the city had a population of 61,522 (2005: 63,200).[1] With a total area of 135.46 km², the population density is 454 persons per km².

The Naruto whirlpools are between Naruto and Awaji Island in Hyōgo.[2] The Ōtsuka Museum of Art is the largest exhibition space in Japan.[3]

Ryōzen-ji and Gokuraku-ji, the first two of the 88 temples of the Shikoku Pilgrimage, are in Naruto, along with Tōrin-in and Ōasahiko Jinja.

Naruto has the home stadium of professional soccer team Tokushima Vortis and of baseball team Tokushima Indigo Socks.


Traditional arts


Naruto's three most famous sightseeing spots are Naruto whirlpools, Ōnaruto Bridge and Ōtsuka Museum of Art.

See also


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