Naruto, Tokushima

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Naruto
鳴門市
City
Flag of Naruto
Location of Naruto (highlighted) in Tokushima Prefecture
Location of Naruto (highlighted) in Tokushima Prefecture
Naruto is located in Japan
Naruto
Naruto
Location of Naruto (highlighted) in Tokushima Prefecture
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
Country Japan
Prefecture Tokushima Prefecture
Government
 • MayorTadashi Yoshida
Area
 • Total135.46 km2 (52.30 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2008)
 • Total62,453
 • Density461/km2 (1,190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeIlex integra
- FlowerHamabō (Hibiscus hamabo)
Phone number088-684-1111
Address170 Muyachō Minamihama Higashihama, Naruto-shi, Tokushima-ken
772-8501
WebsiteNaruto City

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 | change 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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