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
Points of interest near Konosehana Lighthouse
- Shrines and Buddhist Temples
Matsugasaki is said to be the place where Nichiren Shonin arrived on Sado. Hongyoji Temple was established by Fu...
- Terraced Rice Fields
Iwakubi Shoryu Tanada (terraced rice fields)
The terraced rice field stretches in the mountains over 350m high in the Iwakubi area. The rice paddies have bee...
Sansuke and Okiku, who are reputed to started rice cultivation in Sado, are enshrined at the two peaks of Mt. Og...