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Mihonoseki Lighthouse
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Opening hours

Observation deck accessible daily. Tour of the lighthouse: 3rd Mon Jul and 1 Nov. Restaurant Todai-Buffet: Jul-Aug 9am-5pm,; rest of year 9am-4pm.

Description

On the easternmost tip of the Shimane peninsula, this lighthouse offers a breath-taking view over the Sea of Japan, Mount Daisen and in good weather, the Oki Islands. The stone structure built in 1898 and measuring over 70m/230ft high, surveys the wooded cliffs of the Cape of Jizo. At the foot of the tower, a small café is now housed in what used to be the lighthouse keepers' home. A lovely trail (90min) links Mihonoseki harbour to the flower-decked Gohonmatsu park.

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