Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse

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Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse

Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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This white lighthouse boasts the height of Japan. The area is full of attractions, including the coastline where the cliffs are followed.
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jeffreyrg
Higashihiroshima, Japan42 contributions
We went to this place during sunset and the place is truly majestic. The rock formations are stunning. Large birds are flying around. The light house is towering. The scenery should never be missed. It is a bit cold because of the sea breeze during winter thought it is all worth it. Pictures do not justify the beauty of this place.
Written February 7, 2020
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,783 contributions
The lighthouse area and coastline here is absolutely beautiful! The lighthouse itself is pretty, reminded me of some of the ones in New England. I came later in the day, I did not go inside the lighthouse, instead I wandered the grounds as I've been to many. Although the lighthouse is neat and an attraction in itself, I feel the location is the main attraction. There are shops and restaurants in the area and a nice trail that goes by it and beyond. The views from the trail are incredible, some of the prettiest coastline I've seen while in Japan. The drive here is quick from downtown or from the main shrine, so definitely make an effort to visit this area.
Written October 19, 2020
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Jambaldorj Altaa
7 contributions
Friends
This is the fascinating area that I was not expected before. You can release your stress and relax by sitting on the rock and seeing sea of Japan because this is a place perfectly composed of natural beauty. Also my son expressed that it was unbelievable memory and experience with such a strong waves of sea for the first time.
Written February 27, 2020
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Zorigt T
Higashihiroshima, Japan6 contributions
I saw several times Japan sea, but this time I saw it in Izumo. This was the best view of my life. I felt a little tired when visiting the coastline but when I see it, I started relaxed all my stress worries are gone. I feel refreshed and charged full of energy. This place is magic and I would love to recommend it. I always remember this place.
Written February 25, 2020
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Ari
Higashihiroshima, Japan17 contributions
Seeing the lighthouse was my childhood dream. It is the first time to see the coastal area with the lighthouse. An amazing and unforgettable moment was going with my family and I felt a calm condition. The sound of the wave, the unlimited sea, and tweets of catbirds could totally refresh my mind. I could receive new energy.
Written February 29, 2020
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wandererer151
Tokyo140 contributions
Friends
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 Japan, and if you've got a 30cm foot like me, the slippers won't fit. I went up in my socks and it was a rather cold climb... (bring booties or thick socks if climbing in the cold!!!)

The view from the top is great, but in all honesty, it's not the most beautiful coastline. It's rugged, and the water can be rather dark. I'm sure it depends on the season. If you're lucky, you'll catch some migrating birds like we did on our visit. Their massive flock made for some entertaining sights.

You can walk all along the edge of these giant cliffs here, no barriers or walls. Parents, keep close watch on your kids. Drunk people...well, you probably want to keep away from here. But you can bring your fishing rod if you like.

I'll post some pictures, so please have a look. There are lots of little shops that make up a tiny, miniature town near the lighthouse. The town alone is worth the visit in my mind. Something like out of a movie set. Here you can buy fresh catch, souvenirs, and other snacks. If you do visit, you'll be one of very few in the world to say so.

http://www.japan-i.jp/explorejapan/chugoku/shimane/matsue-izumo/d8jk7l000002t1xc.html

I provided a Japanese site to Trip Advisor, but here is some information in English! Tough to come by in Shimane sometimes...Enjoy.
Written December 23, 2011
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Khalaf Mohamed
Higashihiroshima, Japan32 contributions
It is one of the greatest spots where I have been so far, the combination of sea, cliffs, green scenery is so relaxing!
The sunset scene is unbelievable, this is the best time to go there.
The magnificent smell of the sea is still in my mind <3
Written November 10, 2019
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LeScotch
Seattle37 contributions
Solo
The lighthouse area has a nice little hiking area in nature which presents you the beautiful view of the ocean and a good chance of spotting some birds of prey. You can be there for beautiful sunset, which I missed as I had to catch the last bus back to town.
Written September 26, 2018
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Meditha
15 contributions
Friends
I loveeee this lighthouse. I was very excited when we plan going here. And as expected the sea breeze was very great, the view of the japan sea, the waves hitting the rocks below, and of course the beautiful light house that stands tall. I would love going to this place again 🥰
Written February 7, 2020
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Yserih
Japan72 contributions
Family
Hinomisaki light house tower is verry wonderful beautiful amassing .
ilovethis place . Nice view. Verry calmness spot.

Written January 11, 2020
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