Nojimazaki, on the southern tip of the Boso Peninsula, has been an important marine waypoint for ships coming into Tokyo Bay. At the end of the Edo Period, Tokugawa Shogunate made a treaty with four Western countries to build eight lighthouses throughout the nation. Nojimazaki was one of the eight locations, and the second oldest Western style lighthouse in Japan was completed and lit there in 1870. This lighthouse was destroyed by the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923, and soon replaced by the one you see today. With a small admission, you can walk up the stairs to the top for a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the curve of the horizon.
|Hours||9am - 4pm (October through April)|
9am - 4:30pm (May through September)
|Closed||Cosed on bad weather|
|Address||630 Shirahama, Shirahama cho, Minamiboso City, Chiba Prefecture 295-0102|
|Admission||¥200 for junior high school students and older|