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Shiriyazaki, Higashidori-mura

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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.
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  • It is a lighthouse of Cretaceous celebrates the beauty of the best in the Northeast. I think not even particularly during clear skies vast empty sea and steppe contrast of the white Lighthouse scenic spots not to be missed, now here beauty to talk about. Can you as a side note, if the car gate, passing clean paved road to the Lighthouse is accessible by a gate in a famous 'wild horses' grazing land, so a huge horse walking normally on the paved road is the good chance. I went about 10 times till now never has seen a scratched fender with hard hooves, too close to the horse once, but never got into trouble, car rental. The driver seemed unaware that somewhere along the line on a horse too close was. Approach with horse is a basic slow movements of the big animals are strictly prohibited. Only toll gate in the horse first!
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  • Ranks 30 minutes by car from the North Station. 尻谷 lighthouse near the horses are grazing. Just pleasing parents and children can touch, a good horse and foal. I think it only sees a horse rolling rumbling. Accustomed to people, so I'll be going close, but UMA is really cute. Also, I think there is a dining room in front of the lighthouse, so lunch here is good. Buta, the meat is tender and tastes better than Hokkaido. Went in June, as bottling was sold limited. Do not use alcohol, so very delicious. Better than the students. Buffalo cooperative located on the way from North Station to 尻谷 Cape scallops stand in huge scallops stand, shipped home as a souvenir. Was very pleased. It is a feel good views along the way from the station, horses too cute, the food delicious, and you can find souvenirs. If it borrows a car rental at North Station, Mt. osore enjoyed together.
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  • Weather and the sea and the Green is a good views. You can see horses wild horses that skeleton is firm. Gate, quite early they've so caution is required.
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  • Nice end of the Cape feeling. Wild horses and extreme weather surround the steadfast lighthouse.
  • 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.
  • Such a BEAUTIFUL area with horses and a lighthouse!
  • The horses there are just beautiful
  • Beautiful drive beautiful place. If your stationed in Misawa, you must go.