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
Points of interest near Himesaki Lighthouse
- Shrines and Buddhist Temples
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Ryotsu Ogawa stretches out approximately 2.5 km from Himezaki to the east and Hotokezaki to the west, and is hom...
- Strange Rocks and Bizarre Stones
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