Irozaki, Minamiizu-cho

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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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  • To embark on a pleasure boat coming from irozaki... unfortunately very windy early exit the day it was. It might work better on a windy day with advance notice. Also the scenic course 2 pattern so prefer or of excursions were also confirmed. Is a short hike up the irozaki maybe 20 minutes? Going down by small hard did walk away there are spectacular shrine, stairs are narrow so much descend in a large number of people, so that recommend the.
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  • Everywhere you look all the way around the Izu peninsula, and also enjoy the beauty of the coastline. This irozaki, witnessing Wild West Coast facing the Pacific Ocean in the area at the southern end of the peninsula. Coast overlooking rock walk distance to the lighthouse and pretty scary things. Winds are likely to be blown away. I think that trouble was the same as Echizen tojinbo, had nowhere else to go, many people are not seen as sightseeing tourists visit, and became a peaceful place.
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  • 1 night, 2 days to go around the Izu peninsula trip, went to see views in the southernmost tip of the Izu peninsula. You can follow past 40 years ago were what I thought. Thought I was parking near the lighthouse in the memory in advance, there is now a check so that first went into the parking lot of the fishing port. No cars in the parking lot, I stayed in the square in front of three. In the parking lot there is pay parking fee 500 yen and parking. It's 20 minutes one way and climb slightly to walk 20 minutes arrived at the lighthouse. (You cannot put a lighthouse) further on the side of the road and you will see the cliffs. The priest was in Chamber shrine is located down the stairs, the hands came together here. Pass and go to the advanced views of the cliffs. Good weather on that day, sky blue, sea blue, warm, for sheer mania. Early modern age irozaki is a local tourist attraction was not pleasant, what?. I think that in the Middle around the lighthouse parking lot construction and, in the future will be in the big parking lot. Advance be parked free of charge port parking lot caretaker since that examination could we paid the price. Very good 停めreba and regret. On the day the wind strongly out stone nave Cape hopping sightseeing boats did not. Courses of stone nave Cape 奥石 nave Cape course and "only over rock course" seems to be. It takes 25 minutes is 1,400 Yen for adults. Course seems to change depending on weather conditions. But I think also from the sea irozaki.
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  • New attraction, called JUNGLE PARK, is scheduled to open in late November. Until then, you have to park the car at the port and climb a slope for a few hundred meters. But the view is worthy.
  • Amazing view and there’s a boat ride to take too!
  • The view of the ocean is beautiful , specially the sunset.
  • Parking lot 15 min walking up hill to Cape。But worthwhile。
  • Great view

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