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Rokkosaki Lighthouse

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A rare place where you can observe the sun rising from and setting in the ocean from the same spot

(C) Ishikawa Prefecture Tourism LeagueRokkosaki Lighthouse is one of the oldest unmanned lighthouses in the Noto Peninsula. It was designed by Richard Henry Brunton (a lighthouse engineer dispatched to the Meiji government of Japan by the British government) in 1883, for safety in the surrounding waters, where marine accidents frequently occurred. Already 130 years have passed since then, but the lighthouse maintains its beautiful, symmetrical, white appearance, and is selected as one of the 50 Best Lighthouses in Japan.

The lighthouse is on the northernmost cape of the Noto Peninsula. The vivid contrast to the blue sky and ocean creates very beautiful scenery. When the weather is clear, you can even see as far as the Tateyama Mountains and Sado Island.

It is also a rare sightseeing spot where you can observe the sun rising from and setting in the ocean from the same place. The area is designated as the Noto Peninsula Quasi-National Park, and is abundant in nature. Steep cliffs appear all along the sea. Directly below the lighthouse is a flat seabed eroded by strong waves, called Senjo-jiki. The elegant appearance of the lighthouse standing against the wild ocean wind from the Sea of Japan will surely impress you.

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Address: Noshiromachi , Suzu City, Ishikawa
Phone: 0768-82-7776 (Sightseeing and Interchange Section, Suzu City Office)
Directions: About 2 hours and 45 minutes from Kanazawa Station on the JR Hokuriku Line (about 2 hours and 30 minutes from Nagoya Station by limited express train) by a Hokuriku-Tetsudo limited express bus bound for Suzu-Hachigasaki; get off at the last stop and change to a Hokuriku-Tetsudo Bus bound for Kinoura and ride for about 30 minutes to Robai bus stop; then walk about 10 minutes. (Car) About 65 minutes from Noto-Airport Interchange on the Noetsu Expressway. Free parking lot available.

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