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Omaezaki Lighthouse, Omaezaki
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Omaezaki 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.The Omaezaki 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, Omaezaki 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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  • Could be climbed 200 yen entrance fee was great to drive! When it is sunny, southernmost tip of Shizuoka Prefecture's want to come by all means!
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  • Parked at the lighthouse parking lot a short walk and reception area and paid the entry fee 200 yen per person. Soon Lighthouse rising mouth is narrow in the lighthouse staircase goes up from there. Rushing and 360 degree round up and views you can. The wind was strong and scary as!
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  • Omaezaki is looks a nice view including Mount Fuji under. Hard to stop the narrow parking lot. It seems especially visit the meaning.
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