Omaezaki Lighthouse, Omaezaki

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Omaesaki Lighthouse is a lighthouse located on a hill at the outermost extremity of Cape Omaezaki south of Omaezaki port, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.A lighthouse was built at Cape Omaezaki as early as 1635, when the Tokugawa Shogunate recognized the frequency of marine accidents on the rocks off the coast of Tōtōmi Province.HistoryThe Omaesaki Lighthouse was one of the 26 lighthouses to be built in Meiji period Japan by British engineer Richard Henry Brunton. Although not one of the eight lighthouses stipulated specifically by the provisions of the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Amity and Commerce of 1858, construction was given priority by the Meiji government after a Japanese navy vessel grounded on the rocks off Cape Omaezaki on April 8, 1871. Construction began on May 26, 1872 and the lighthouse was completed on May 1, 1874 at a cost of 25,000 yen. The lighthouse is noteworthy as the first to use a Fresnel lens in Japan.The light was upgraded to a more powerful beam in 1917. During World War II, Omaesaki Lighthouse was bombarded by United States Navy warships, cracking its lens and causing severe damage to its structure. The light was repaired after the end of the war, and its lens upgraded to a third order Fresnel. It went back into operation on March 24, 1949.
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  • But I missed the sunset was very beautiful in one side. Lighthouse shines light into kirakirato and there were beautiful. Now seem Sun or sunset time is coming.
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  • Since the last place in the spiral staircase goes up high is not so high, so narrow I think Deb impossible. Admission fee will be charged.
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  • Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture's southernmost, so go to the top of the lighthouse and see only the sea! It looks round earth appear round and put on the head! In the beautiful sea, is spectacular! Note because if you climb the lighthouse! Please note at the top of the stairs are very narrow. Was child Huggy, backpack shoulder you can exit.
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  • Visited on a super windy day, the views were amazing and the wind almost took me up into the sky.
  • I visited 御前埼灯台 before two weeks.It's a nice and beautiful area. Hope again!
  • Proper nice spot for fotys
  • Super beautiful and it is a MUST to wait until Sunset and embrace the light from the light house.
  • It is located in omaezaki lighthouse. Omaezaki is called 'Omai', but so's "before you" is the name of the lighthouse. Built in the Meiji era, Japan Lighthouse 50 election has been chosen by oldest, has become A class save lighthouse in 23 locations nationwide. Free parking is available along the coast. Should considerably ascends the stairs here near the lighthouse also offers free parking. However cannot stop only about four or five and then come in way too narrow. Should you pay 200 yen as a donation, and to put in the lighthouse. Time off climbing the stairs up the spiral stairs, rounded out to the lighthouse landing, where the entrance is narrow, especially down is thrilling. View from the landing was nice views of Enshu-Nada. Note that only the wind is very strong.
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