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Irozaki, Minamiizu-cho

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Lighthouse Landmark
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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  • Consider visiting here if you are in Shimoda area. The lighthouse and temple are at the end of a steep walking trail that takes about 20 minutes to walk. The views are nice but not unusual for this ar...  more »
  • We stopped at Irozaki cape and it was definitely worth it. Short hike from the carpark, wonderful views of the ocean and rock formations. Great photo opportunity.  more »
  • From the carpark, walked up a slope for about 15min, past a lighthouse and continued to the tip. On clear days, you have blue sky meeting the Pacific ocean in the distance.  more »
  • Walking from the parking lot down the severe slope. Walking from the atmosphere because it has done many times. I just walk the dog walk to Bowness. I think we are old people who got on the boat. Are physical landscape around the shrine is great, so come 🎶
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  • Approach roads in a vehicle is under construction now. From the parking lot under the lighthouse one way, 20 minutes ' walk up to the tip of Cape 25 minutes ' walk and referred to the beautiful sister of 怯mimashita, but in fact will a little earlier. And depending on the strength in it.
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  • Lighthouse welcome ploddingly climbing stairs and a slope from the port and go for a while. From there further down towards the cliff, and appears on the shrine, to live up to. There are many great views overlooking the horizon. Note that in the strong wind blown.
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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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  • Irozaki Lighthouse go is difficult, but the scenery is beautiful. Babe shrine.
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