Naruto, Tokushima

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Naruto
鳴門市
City

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Coordinates: 34°10′00″N 134°37′00″E / 34.1667°N 134.6167°E / 34.1667; 134.6167Coordinates: 34°10′00″N 134°37′00″E / 34.1667°N 134.6167°E / 34.1667; 134.6167
Government
 • Mayor Tadashi Yoshida
Area
 • Total 135.46 km2 (52.30 sq mi)
Population (January 2008)
 • Total 62,453
 • Density 461/km2 (1,190/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
772-8501

Naruto (鳴門市 Naruto-shi?) is a Japanese city in Tokushima Prefecture on the island of Shikoku.[1]

One of the famous attractions is the Naruto whirlpools between Naruto and Awaji Island in the Seto Inland Sea.[1]

Naruto has the home stadium of professional soccer team Tokushima Vortis.[2]

Ryōzen-ji and Gokuraku-ji are in Naruto. They are the first two temples of the 88 Temple Pilgrimage.[source?]

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Naruto Kaikyō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 700.
  2. Soccerway.com, "Tokushima Vortis"; retrieved 2012-9-21.

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