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Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse, Izumo

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Climb to the top of the towering Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse to witness panoramic views of the ocean and rocks below. The masonry structure stands an impressive 43.65 m (143 ft) high and is said to be the tallest in the country. For a small fee you can enter the lighthouse, but keep in mind that you'll have to leave your shoes at the door, so consider bringing along some thick socks if it's a cold day. Those with a fear of heights will want to steel themselves, as the combined height of the structure and the cliff it sits on make for a dizzying view down to the ocean. Arrange your visit to Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse and discover more family-friendly attractions in Izumo using our Izumo holiday planner.
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  • Came to the return of Izumo-Taisha Shrine. Had several souvenir, but there was bad weather, tourists were sparse. I thought it was tourist ferries views of course, depends on the weather.
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  • 5 pm prior to arrival. A little chilly, but in beautiful sunsets and skies, it was a nice place. If you want to tour in the Lighthouse is closed already, so a little earlier and go and it is not good.
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  • Climb the spiral staircase with front Ocean. Reminds me of earlier someone was saying 'could be looking at the horizon and the Earth is round". It looks very rounded like. The climb also good, looking up from the bottom is a beautiful lighthouse.
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