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Anorisaki Lighthouse, Shima

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Anorisaki Lighthouse is a lighthouse located on the top of Shima Peninsula in the city of Shima, Mie Prefecture, Japan.HistoryThe Anorisaki Lighthouse was designed and constructed by British engineer Richard Henry Brunton, and was first lit on April 1, 1873. It is noteworthy in that it is the first lighthouse in Japan to use a rotating Fresnel lens. The octagonal structure was built of Zelkova serrata wood, and had a total height of 10.6 metres. Brunton constructed a total of 25 lighthouses in Japan from far northern Hokkaidō to southern Kyūshū during his career in Japan, each with a different design. Although Anorisaki Lighthouse was the 20th of the 25 built by Brunton, it was the oldest with a wooden construction.This lighthouse was relocated five meters inland from its original location in 1911 due to coastal erosion. It was electrified in 1932. In 1948, it was replaced by a more modern design, and the original structure designed by Brunton was later relocated to the Museum of Maritime Science in Tokyo.The modern replacement was completed in August 1948, and is a square ferro-concrete structure with a total height of 12.7 metres. The lens was upgraded to a 4th order Fresnel in 1950. The lighthouse was fully automated and has been unattended since October 1988. From April 29, 2004 it has been open to the public for tours, with a small museum attached containing displays about the filming of the 1957 Japanese movie Yorokobi mo kanashimi mo ikutoshitsuki.
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  • If the daytime on weekdays because most tourists don't come, such as parking lot, Lighthouse for a long time to yourself. The rustic flavor of 100% is very good.
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  • Masterpiece "joys and sorrows years" of the lighthouse became a part of the stage. It is one of the lighthouse in Japan not only 15, the general public can climb. From there overlooking the ISE Bay, is a scenic place. Museum and a lighthouse (Fresnel lens) system as well as learn. Also shops can buy fresh fish around because it is rich in fish, and can enjoy the foodie. We recommend be taken to examine road 10 minutes because the location is a little hard to understand.
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  • Open than I thought along the way, the road is narrow steep traces or was the lighthouse going to take place, there was lawn of the Museum square. It seems to be a lighthouse are minor compared to the great lighthouse, is loved by local people. People at least a views of the Pacific Ocean could hog. Parking and toilets for guests ago Matsubara beach nearby I saw some ryokan.
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  • Sea breeze is amazing! Entrance fee is ¥ 200. From 9 a.m to 4 p.m
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  • One word: "beautiful".... The Lighthouse and the museum were closed the day I visited. They have odd working hourse (8:50 am to 3:50 pm).
  • It is a medium-sized Lighthouse Lighthouse 50 chosen rectangle. Is fascinated by beautiful contrast between the waves and the sea and the mountains, overlooking the RIA spread. Lookout is very windy, so take care about 10 minutes.
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  • Admission is 200 yen. So we decided to tip went to the lighthouse. Surprised and winds up flying Beanie nodded as heart was manipulated. To have body, will be unlikely to fruitcake I was enjoying many times! Of attraction guy!! was satisfied with ︎ 200 yen.
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