Hime Saki

Hime Saki Lighthouse (Ryotsu city, Niigata prefecture)

Commissioning date : December 10, 1895
Color : White
Construction Material : Iron
Light Character : Fl W 6s
Luminous Intensity :
230,000 cd
Range : 18.0 M
Height : 14.2 m
Height above sea level : 41.5 m
Lens : Revolving light (Type LB-40)
Power source : Commercial power

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This is the oldest lighthouse constructed of iron that still exists in Japan in its original form.

It is also the first lighthouse that greets ships proceeding from Niigata to Sado island.

Preservation repair work together with earthquake reinforcement were implemented in 1994.


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