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2014.7.13

Best in Spring and Autumn! Uzushio Cruises

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Along with spring, autumn is also the best time to see “Naruto Kaikyo-no-Uzushio (the whirlpools of Naruto Strait)”, which is one of the three greatest tidal currents in the world. The whirlpools occur roughly every six hours according to the change of tides; the current whirls and gets stronger while it flows from higher to lower water level, and the speed of the water may reach approx. 20km per hour at the fastest. The whirlpools can get to be about 30 m in diameter, which is the biggest in the world. The whirlpool boat cruise is available every day from Joy Port in Fukura Bay, about 10 minutes away by car from Kyukamura. Get a 300-yen off coupon for the whirlpool boat cruise ticket in Kyukamura MINAMI-AWAJI.

[Whirlpool boat cruise fare (regular)] Adult 2,000 yen, Elementary school children 1,000 yen

Kyukamura MINAMI-AWAJI
http://www.qkamura.or.jp/en/awaji/

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秋と春が見ごろ!うずしおクルージング

世界三大潮流の一つ“鳴門海峡のうずしお”が、春と並んで見ごろを迎えるのが「秋」。うずしおは、約6時間ごとに起こる潮の満ち引きによって生じる現象で、高い海から低い海へ潮が流れる際に渦を巻いて激流となり、最速時には潮流が時速約20kmに達します。また、最大の直径は約30mと世界一。休暇村から車で約10分の福良湾にあるジョイポートからは、うずしお見学のクルージング船が毎日出航しており、休暇村南淡路では観潮船チケットの300円割引券をご用意しています。

【観潮船乗船券(通常)】大人2,000円 小学生1,000円