Himesaki Lighthouse

A lighthouse with deep history, flashing its light at Ryotsu Bay, the gateway to Sado

As the first lighthouse built in Sado, its light first flashed in 1895. Himesaki Lighthouse is the oldest, intact iron lighthouse in Japan. As a historical and cultural asset, it has been selected as one of the Top 100 Lighthouses in the World. The elegant, white appearance beautifully contrasts with the blue sky. The nearby Himesaki Lighthouse Visitor Centre displays valuable materials.

Ryotsu Ogawa, Sado, Niigata 952-3435
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 15 by car
Nearest bus stop
Nojou(Higashikaigansen Line) Approx. 15 minutes on foot from bus stop
Himesaki Lighthouse Visitor Centre / admission free