Kinka San

Kinka San
Address Oshika town, Oshika district, Miyagi prefecture
November 1, 1876
Color White
Light Character Al Fl W R 20s
Luminous Intensity 300,000 cd
Range 20.0 M
Height 12.82 m
Height above
sea level
54.64 m
Lens 2nd Ordered Fresnel Lens
Moter Drien Mercury Bath
Power source Commercial power

Granite is used as the stone material for the light tower. The designer was R.H. Brunton.


To ships bound for America, this is the last lighthouse bidding farewell from the shores of Japan. The history of the island of Kinka San is ancient and it was given this name in about the 8th century when gold was discovered for the first time in Japan and presented to the imperial court. (Kinka means gold coin in Japanese.)