Konosehana Lighthouse

The lighthouse with white walls on the seashore in Matsugasaki, looking Echigo in the distance

Konose Cape is located closest to Echigo (Niigata) in Sado. The area used to flourish as a gateway to Sado in ancient times, and is also known as a landing point of Emperor Juntoku and Nichiren Shonin (Buddhist monk), both of whom were exiled to Sado. Konosehana Lighthouse stands within Matsugasaki History Park, a vast free campsite. Konosebana Lighthouse flashed its first light in 1952. Since then, Konosebana Lighthouse has been responsible for assisting the safe passage of all vessels in the straits between Sado and Niigata (aka Essa Straits).

Matsugasaki, Sado, Niigata 952-0821
Telephone Number
+81-0259-27-5000(Sado Tourism Association)
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 50 by car
Nearest bus stop
Hongyoujimae(Higashikaigansen Line、Iwakubi Line) Approx. 2 minutes on foot from bus stop