Tomoga Shima

Tomoga Shima
Address Wakayama city, Wakayama prefecture
June 25, 1872
Color White
Light Character Al Fl W R 10s
Luminous Intensity 240,000 cd (Red)
230,000 cd (White)
Range 20.5 M
Height 12.20 m
Height above
sea level
60.00 m
Lens Revolving light
(Type LB-90)
Power source Diesel Generator


The stone material of the light tower consists of stacked granite blocks and was designed by R.H. Brunton.


In April of 1867, the shogunate and an English minister concluded the Osaka agreement in preparation for the opening of the Hyogo port (December of that year). This is one of the five lighthouses of that time. The light tower was a bit closer to the sea at the time of construction but was moved east about 25 meters in 1890 by the army to construct its No. 1 battery here.