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Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse

Taishacho Hinomisaki, Izumo, Shimane Prefecture 699-0763, Japan
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Ranked #3 of 40 Attractions in Izumo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Tokyo, Japan
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115 reviews 115 reviews
67 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was one of the great "quiet" highlights of our trip ... we had very good weather and so we could enjoy a magnificently fiery orange sunset, on the horizon - not a cloud in sight. It had been quite some time since we had just sat and watched the sun set. There were about a dozen people sitting with... More

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Santa Clara, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The climb to the top is very steep and you also have to take your shoes off prior to the climb. The view was fantastic from the top as you can go outside and look all around the top of the lighthouse. The area is beautiful and not too far from a shrine so it is a good destination point.

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Izumo, Japan
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98 reviews 98 reviews
33 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

If you go to the lzumo Taisha shrine, I recommend with confidence visiting here. The lighthouse 'Hinomisaki toudai' is very famous for the highest lighthouse in Japan. It takes about 45 minutes by car or 60 minutes by bus from Izumoshi station. We can have a beautiful seaside view around here.

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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

First of all, I'm a huge fan of water. I've lived at the beach many a summer, so I naturally gravitate toward the ocean. The lighthouse at Hinomisaki, I believe, is the tallest in all of Japan. You can climb it for less than $5, and is well worth it! Unfortunately, you must remove your shoes, like everywhere else in... More

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