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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  • There are many great views. Kai walked 20 minutes and! But I can't see the lighthouse, spectacular is waiting ahead! On construction, parking lot, seems to consist of close to go by car.
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  • Animation and takes away from people who visited any positive emotions, such as hope and cannot express what do Cape leave enough clean location. Cliffs jutting out into the sea than the lighthouses and to whet your appetite here irozaki also say don't mind a no wind blowing but not as far as coming to the shrine is located at the end, no sea waves crashing wildly, constant will be invited into an unreal world. So here is invited into the sea when unknowingly, also went down. And certainly do not have to be sucked into "their" world. I feel like I better not go too much like the Sunday evening.
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  • Irozaki ski sea is a landscape reminiscent of the fjords, and parts in the extreme. Also there are large and small rocks around the complex terrain. It might be because of such land, in 1871 in Japan 10 second oldest lighthouse was built. Lighthouse has been selected as "lighthouses of Japan 50 election, so think is worth a look.
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