Naruto Grand Hotel

Tokushima, Japan

This Japanese hotel is set right at water’s edge overlooking the narrow Naruto Strait, and offers easy access for our boat ride the next morning to see the famous tidal whirlpool. It's also a great spot to relax after a day of touring—you can stroll along the water or take a soak before dinner. An outdoor bath on the top floor offers panoramic views of the bay.