Yakushima Lighthouse (Nagata Lighthouse), Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho

Yakushima Lighthouse (Nagata Lighthouse) is one of the Ōsumi Islands belonging to Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The island, 504.88km2 in area, has a population of 13,178. Access to the island is by hydrofoil ferry (7 or 8 times a day from Kagoshima, depending on the season), slow car ferry (once or twice a day from Kagoshima), or by air to Yakushima Airport (3 to 5 times daily from Kagoshima, once daily from Fukuoka and once daily from Osaka). Administratively, the whole island is the town of Yakushima. The town also serves neighbouring Kuchinoerabujima. The majority of the island is within the borders of the Kirishima-Yaku National Park.Yakushima's electricity is more than 50% hydroelectric, and surplus power has been used to produce hydrogen gas in an experiment by Kagoshima University. The island has been a test site for Honda's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle research. (There are no hydrogen cars stationed on the island but electric cars are run by the municipality.)World Heritage designationIn 1980 an area of 18,958ha was designated a UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Reserve. In 1993, of wetland at Nagata-hama was designated a Ramsar Site. It is the largest nesting ground for the endangered loggerhead sea turtle in the North Pacific. Yakushima's unique remnant of warm/temperate ancient forest has been a natural World Heritage Site since 1993. In the Wilderness core area (12.19km2) of the World Heritage Site, no record of past tree cutting can be traced. The island is visited by 300,000 tourists every year.
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  • Coming from the direction of Nagata and Seibu road close to the entrance. You can see from mid-11 until February fall sunset country beach on the Cape and from the small beach by car about 10 minutes from the sunset.
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  • A little way from the Western road, entrance environs are signs. Narrow top season is he lacks confidence in driving a car note. Little Lighthouse is spectacular mountain and sea views from the front and side. Uploaded images.
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  • I went through all thought would be on the West side of the island so beautiful sunset, sunset time. On the other side of the lighthouse kuchinoerabu Island, and sunset appears. Check the time so may people come around the West Road on the South side of the island from the road will close at night, do it. 11 / 10 was closed at 5 pm. Narrow width of the road Western road car rental is absolutely use smaller ones. Without confidence people waiting for local cars come and go.
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  • Good view, not much else
  • I want to use in the Studio Ghibli film, shining white lighthouse in the blue sky views! Colors of the sea from the other side of the lighthouse overlooking the cobalt blue has ever seen, and be swallowed. "HA" as I lift up my eyes, and advances and laid-back off the cargo ship. Where ever you go? Heard somewhere, but I don't know what song,! and-not from Cape-lighthouse-and-is-one-with two people in-off boat-hanging-same--praying-day-or-rooted day-?-.-to Song came to mind. I there was a lighthouse to protect people from the ships could sail safely through, I thought. I'm sorry at the news Lighthouse which destroyed one after another.
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  • Counterclockwise for more narrow roadside West route, would be an exciting way to continuous sharp curves. There are many wild animals. Return to the route to the East of the point that parting in some places but not confident driving is safe.
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  • This is the 1/2018 historic white lighthouse. From Nagata relatively good roads, the road in front of the lighthouse into the gutter needs attention. From Kuryu's Western road is a narrow street is suspicious. Parking is spacious.
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  • On sunny days, take a look at. The whiteness of the lighthouse looks better. Overlooking the sea and the beautiful. Sea turtle swimming! Can find Lighthouse watching over the sea when the weather is not good, that is. Drive slowly to a narrow road from the highway does not fall into the gutter.
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