Sugashima Lighthouse, Toba

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Sugashima Lighthouse is a lighthouse located on the island of Sugashima, in Ise Bay off the shores of the city of Toba, Mie Prefecture, Japan. It is located within the borders of the Ise-Shima National Park.
The Sugashima Lighthouse was designed and constructed by British engineer Richard Henry Brunton, and was first lit on July 1, 1873 in a ceremony attended by Saigō Takamori and other dignitaries of the Meiji government. 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. Built of domestically-produced white bricks, the Sugashima Lighthouse is styled in the manner of a European castle round tower, complete with crenellations. It replaced a more primitive light established by the Tokugawa shogunate on the island in 1673 in response to numerous shipwrecks in the area.
The lighthouse was fully automated and has been unattended since July 1959. The 9.7 meter tall tower contains a fourth order Fresnel lens, and has a range of 27 kilometers.
The Sugashima 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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  • AMA cannot usually get inside is, held each year in early summer, Festival "and did the Festival" can go in, published by the Japan Coast Guard. In the middle of the Boardwalk, cheered up white lighthouse in the blue sky and sea, scenic location.
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  • Brick is Japan's oldest lighthouse, Lighthouse prior to the plate of the industrial heritage proudly. Blue Sky white lighthouse, were very beautiful.
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  • There is a day when the lighthouse can be opened by the Coast Guard. The scenery from the lighthouse is special.
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  • Sugashima Harbour round trip 1 hour 15 minutes. Quite a good Walker is required.
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