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Shiriyazaki Lighthouse is a lighthouse located on the outermost extremity of Cape Shiriyazaki, the northeastern-most point of Honshu, in Higashidōri, Aomori Prefecture, Japan.HistoryThe Shiriyazaki Lighthouse was one of the 26 lighthouses built in Meiji period Japan by British engineer Richard Henry Brunton. The lighthouse was completed on October 20, 1876 (after Brunton had departed from Japan), and was the first western-style lighthouse in the Tohoku region of Japan. On November 20, 1877, a fog bell was installed due to the high incidence of fogs and days of poor visibility in the area. This was the first fog bell in Japan, but the sound proved to be too weak, so on December 20, 1879 it was replaced by the first fog horn in Japan. Other noteworthy events include the installation of the first electric power generator for a lighthouse in Japan in 1901.In 1945, during World War II, Shiriyazaki Lighthouse was bombarded by United States Navy warships, cracking its Fresnel lens and causing severe damage to its structure, killing its attendant. However, the following year, on several occasions, fishermen reported being able to see a light in the ruined lighthouse, which enabled them to land safely despite a deep fog. However, when authorities investigated, they found that the stairs were blocked with rubble and the light room was completely destroyed. A temporary light was installed in the ruined structure from August 1946, and the rumors ceased. The lighthouse was repaired and went back into operation in 1951. The lighthouse is maintained by the Japan Coast Guard.With our world travel planner, Higashidori-mura attractions like Shiriyazaki can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Charlie BJuly 1, 2017
Awesome views and the horses we're very friendly. We tried to keep our distance, but they crossed the street to get to us. Definitely worth the drive and I would do it again. more »
テレコJune 29, 2017
むつバスターミナルからバスで約55分、１３１０円。運行期間は５月１日から１０月３１日まで。17時には閉門します。尻屋崎まで走るバスは1日、３本しかないので時刻表をしっかり確認をしないと帰りは大変なことになります。尻屋崎は本州最北東端にあり明治９年から照らし続けている真っ白い尻屋崎灯台、青い海、空、あたり一面の草原に優しい表情のまったりとした３０頭ほどの寒立馬の光景は天気がよければ最高の景色です。放... more »1310 yen from mutsu bus approx. 55 minutes by bus. Is the period of service from 5/1 to 10/31. Closes at 5 pm. Shiriya buses 1, only 3 not so do not make firm timetable was daunting. Shiriya is northernmost Honshu, Japan is shining from the 0/1876 dynasty was is the best sight of wild horses face white siriya lighthouse, blue sea and sky, the green grass on one side and 30 head as the weather is good. Please be careful grazing so big poop falling everywhere.
ma yJune 26, 2017
寒立馬が恰好いい、これに尽きます。 サラブレッドとは違い足が太くてごっつい体は間近で見ると凄い迫力！ それが囲いの中ではなく放牧されているので時には道路を塞ぐこともしばしば。 数頭で向かってこられるとかなりの威圧感があります。 手出しをしない限り黙々と草を食んでますので適度な距離を保って見守ってください。 more »Wild horses are great, that says it all. Difference between legs are thick and Thoroughbred please I just body is just around the corner and terrible power! Often because it is not fenced in, grazing sometimes block the road. In some way, and brought quite intimidating. Please watch, keeping a reasonable distance so we graze silently unless tampered with.
Touge RiderDecember 25, 2016
Nice end of the Cape feeling. Wild horses and extreme weather surround the steadfast lighthouse.
Nicolas MendozaMay 13, 2016
Awesome place to see the wild horses. The lighthouse is not open but has a nice view of the ocean and the peninsula. Only one restaurant around. I would recommend coming early so you can visit other places around Mutsu.
Rachel SkaggsApril 2, 2016
Such a BEAUTIFUL area with horses and a lighthouse!
Carmen ChanMay 2, 2016
The horses there are just beautiful
Daniel MendesMarch 29, 2014
Beautiful drive beautiful place. If your stationed in Misawa, you must go.
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