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[Omaezaki Lighthouse]

A landmark of Omaezaki that offers a panoramic view of the Enshunada Sea

Omaezaki Lighthouse is a Western-style lighthouse standing on the southernmost point of Shizuoka Prefecture, on Cape Omae, jutting out into the Pacific Ocean. It was built in 1874, under the supervision of a British engineer, to make travel safer on the Enshunada Sea, which was feared by sailors for its strong winds and rough waves. The lighthouse is now loved as a landmark of Omaezaki and has become a hot spot for viewing beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Visitors can go inside the lighthouse, climb the spiral stairs, and enjoy the view of the vast ocean from the observation area. Only a 10-minute walk from the lighthouse is "Siosainozo", a statue popular among lovers. The Omaezaki Lighthouse Festival is held every year in early May.
Posted photos Main The stark white lighthouse has stood persistently for over 140 years, despite raging winds and earthquakes
Three photos Upper left The view from the Enshunada Sea, of one of Japan's 100 best sunrises (selected by incorporated non-profit organization "Nihonretto Yuhi-to-Asahi-no-Satozukuri Association"), upper right "Omaezaki Lighthouse Festival", held every year during Golden Week, lower The surrounding area is called Omaezaki Cape Park and is popular as a spot to view the sunrise and sunset
 
Date ●Omaezaki Lighthouse Festival
Scheduled to be held early May 2019 (Was held May 3rd to 5th in 2018)
 
Address Omaezaki 1581, Omaezaki-shi, Shizuoka
Phone TOKOKAI Omaezaki Branch
+81-548-63-2550 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Holidays When the weather is bad
Admission fee Adults (junior high school age and over) 200 yen
Children (elementary school age and under) Free
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Kakegawa Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 6 minutes, alight at "Kikugawa Station". Take the Shizutetsu Justline Kikugawa Hamaoka Line bound for Hamaoka Eigyosho for approx. 55 minutes, alight at "Hamaoka Eigyosho". Take the Omaezaki Shinai Line bound for Omaezaki Kaiyo Center for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Omaezaki Kaiyo Center", and walk for approx. 10 minutes.
URL Omaezaki-shi
https://www.city.omaezaki.shizuoka.jp/soshiki/somu/shisetsu/1650.html

updated on Sep 30, 2018

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