Mihono Seki

Mihono Seki
Address Mihono Seki town, Yatuka district, Shimane prefecture
November 8, 1898
Color White
Light Character Fl W 12s
Luminous Intensity 490,000 cd
Range 23.5 M
Height 14.0 m
Height above
sea level
82.9 m
Lens Revolving light (Type LB-M 60)
Power source Commercial power

This light tower is of stone construction. Its external surface of rough cut stones remains beautiful.
With the opening of both the Hamada and Sakai ports to foreign trade in July of 1899 by imperial ordinance, the Kyoga Misaki Lighthouse, Mihono Seki Lighthouse and Izumo Hino Misaki Lighthouse were constructed in line with increased trade.


Although all of the old offices and lodgings adjacent to the lighthouse were sold and converted to restaurants and shops, detailed consideration was given to maintain the external Meiji era appearance.