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Irozaki, Minamiizu-cho

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Lighthouse
Irōzaki Light is a lighthouse located on a hill at the outermost extremity of Cape Irōzaki south of Minamiizu Town, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan on the southernmost extremity of Izu Peninsula. It is located within the borders of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.HistoryAlthough not one of the eight lighthouses stipulated specifically by the provisions of the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Amity and Commerce of 1858, the Irōzaki Lighthouse was one of the earliest of the 26 lighthouses to be built in Meiji period Japan by British engineer Richard Henry Brunton, and was the tenth western style lighthouse to be completed in Japan. Its construction was given priority by the Meiji government due to the frequency of marine accidents off the Izu Peninsula. The original structure as designed by Brunton was octagonal, and was constructed of wood.The Irōzaki lighthouse was completed on October 5, 1871. This structure was destroyed during a wind storm on November 14, 1932 and was replaced with the current reinforced concrete structure on March 31, 1933. Its lens was upgraded and structure repaired in 1993.The Irōzaki Lighthouse is listed as one of the “50 Lighthouses of Japan” by the Japan Lighthouse Association. It is operated by the Japan Coast Guard.
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  • Rock climbing up the Hill, stone nave lighthouse and shrine parked at the parking lot of the fishermen (f) went. I'd do up there in the car, and tourist attractions close to long. Now, using the surrounding roads, either by car go?
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  • March weather was sunny, wind waves warning had ❗ Shimoda Tokyu Hotel stayed at ten o'clock departure aimed at irozaki, aboard a bus. In Minami Izu-free ticket bus Travelcard. And arrive in five minutes walk downhill from the stone nave Cape Harbor bus stop of irozaki parking or parking area to the cruise ship out? Do you I it asked, and I want to die? I asked!!, and unfortunately, the boats had been canceled. Even, while simmering steep uphill and climbed back up. Though with extensive views of the Bay and start climbing, this views to come will I stop wind turbine power generators in the wind!? jumps out at tourist facilities and climb the steep slope would be in closed more than 10 years ago. That was crowded with people I can imagine. Jumps out the small lighthouse road and ❗ wind is great, have a body much like fruitcake, hats off 仕舞imashita. And going down the cobble-stoned cliffs next to the lighthouse! You can see how the sea. Great!!! I smashed the cliff is white against. To a height of more than fear, and, even where there is!? cliff path to the stairs is the Rocky pass through only one person stairs. I'm having a shrine beneath the stairs. Why in such a place? There is a shrine, a rocky cliff cling to like. Is going to the tip of the Cape shrine to pray pray for safety and health,, the left winds are, 掴maranai to the railing and scary ❗ but is excellent!! is weather the Izu seven islands. The waters of the Pacific Ocean in front of me is inspiring! Will I trembling legs (lol) back to the shrine also firmly grasp the handrail, we take a breath. Would enable did first was to pray for safety. Time to calm down feelings and views also came a little on the way back. Looks great, views! Filming often appear in TV dramas.
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  • From Shimoda STA. on Izu can be reached in 30 minutes by car. Here irozaki is the southernmost tip of the Izu peninsula. From the parking lot irozaki lighthouse, further ahead in Kumano shrine trip even trot 30 minutes or so, first up the steep hill climb.
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  • Drizzle was in early February, was calm. Leave your car at the parking lot of the Harbour and his wife came and spent about 20 minutes. Changes to the mountain which is at first very beautiful coves, and opened the sea from the lighthouse. Say the steep mountain road. There is a toilet in front of the lighthouse, but no shop. Saw great views from the top of a rock jutting out into the sea. Also comes but the weather was too bad.
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  • It was worth walking from the parking lot is tough, but walked. It is breathtaking. 20 years ago when there was jungle Park. Closed, it is a shame.
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  • Izu peninsula southernmost Coco big waves right from the other side of the Pacific Wild Reef follow-through, like wind 潮吹 snow on windy days has been repeated since time immemorial is impressive sight is just around the corner seen beautiful shimmering on a calm sea, come here to enjoy the various aspects you can also feel the force while keeping relatively near the coast of the Cape ship disappear in a big swell moment ship travellers well no confidence to dip the admiration seems to not turn over, I I feel courage is anyway Cono in amazing views, my favorite place is ❗
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  • Southern Izu, a unique Cliff views. A cliff shrine is located, was primarily the marriage?. Floor is glass-walled Office, can be seen below. During the first Sunrise in Chinese, are usually available. Harbour lined with souvenir shops, local partners have a vending machine, so bring moisture in the summer.
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  • Where you can see the round horizon of the Pacific. Tree shrines can be found nearby, but there are strange. How was installed in that location?
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