Lighthouses in Japan

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Lighthouses in Japan

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  • Ninja grooves
    Tokyo, Japan289 contributions
    It was windy when I visited and I didn't climb the lighthouse but walking around was pleasant, it has a well kept, clean and there are shops and restaurants around.
    Written November 26, 2016
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  • ProfDW
    Sasayama-shi, Hyogo, Japan4 contributions
    Visited for the first sunrise of the new year and it was amazing. Snow everywhere but the view of the rising sun over the sea with myriad little islands scattered across it's surface was truly breath taking.
    Written December 12, 2014
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  • Reuben J
    219 contributions
    Great views across the bay, the beach and Mt Fjui from the top of the Sea Candle. Nice little cafe at the base of the Sea Candle. You can pay the admission fee at the start of the escalators at the bottom of the hill on a combined ticket that includes using the escalators, the Samuel Cocking garden and the Sea Candle.
    Written May 28, 2019
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  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,765 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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  • Guillaume A
    Shizuoka, Japan480 contributions
    Beautiful old little lighthouse overlooking the omaezaki coast. Open to visit during the day for a little fee. There also a nice little trail starting from the lighthouse.
    Written June 12, 2021
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  • Lunasolhk
    Hong Kong, China785 contributions
    The lighthouse is open from 9am to 4pm. There are several paid parking nearby (range from 3 to 5 mins) and we arrived the parking lot at 3:20 and the lady was telling us if we want to visit the lighthouse we need to walk fast. You can enjoy a very nice view from the lighthouse and we enjoyed the visit. The best place to take a photo of the lighthouse is from the Observation Deck "波切九鬼城址展望公園" which is close by and within 5 mins walk.
    Written September 5, 2018
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  • Ninja grooves
    Tokyo, Japan289 contributions
    I just passed by for few minutes. It was small, not many people around by the time I visited. Good view.
    Written November 26, 2016
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  • LDN
    Chuo, Japan8 contributions
    About 20 min bus ride from Ugata station to Daiozaki Todai station. But you need to take note of the bus schedule so as not to waste much of your time. It has a long intervals! I have attached a picture of the schedule.
    Written May 15, 2017
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  • badlands1970
    Chigasaki, Japan73 contributions
    Very scenic point at the light house.
    However, in 1952, there was an accident in the ship, Yaeyama-maru, from Naha, Okinawa, which killed over 30 passengers around this place. Therefore, there is a memorial monument fot the victims.
    Beautilful scenery. But we have to remember the great nature.
    Written October 16, 2019
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  • jktrock
    Sagamihara, Japan696 contributions
    If you ever find yourself on Jogashima Island, the lighthouse is one of the few things there to visit. Nothing special about to, except maybe on a clear day you can see Mt.Fuji.
    Written July 5, 2020
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  • mat_mak
    Tokyo Prefecture, Japan5,893 contributions
    The lighthouse is located on the Katsuura peninsula. A pale white lighthouse was decorated with numerous tiles, it reflected on the sun's light and shined brightly. The inside of the premises was not trespassing. From the front of the gate we saw the beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean.
    Written May 10, 2017
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  • mat_mak
    Tokyo Prefecture, Japan5,893 contributions
    This lighthouse is located in the northern edge in Ikitsuki island, Nagasaki pref. I felt very strong wind from sea, so I was not able to walk smoothly on the corridor of the lighthouse. I looked very beautiful ocean. but also felt scary if I fell to the land due to strong wind.
    Written May 17, 2016
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  • Debbie Y
    Matsusaka, Japan141 contributions
    Quaint old lighthouse on the tip of Shima Peninsula. The gardens around the lighthouse are very pretty.
    Written September 27, 2015
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