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The Shio-no-Misaki Lighthouse stands at the southernmost tip of Honshu, the main island of Japan.

The southernmost tip of the main island of Japan is the Shio-no-Misaki Point. A panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean opens out to the south, as shown in the first picture. The Shio-no-Misaki Lighthouse stands here, as shown in the second picture. This lighthouse is one of the oldest Western style lighthouses in Japan in accordance with a treaty with Western countries, stipulating that Japan build eight lighthouses for them. This originally was a wooden building, which was built in 1870, but was rebuilt in stone in 1878. Through the repeated improvement of optical instruments, it still works for the safe navigation.

Licensed tour guide, travel consultant,

Masahisa Takaki.


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