Cape Ōma

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Cape Ōma
大間崎
Oomazaki Cto-75-13 c39 3.jpg
Aerial Photo of Omasaki and Benten Island in Oma Town, Aomori Prefecture, Japan, in 1975
Map showing the location of Cape Ōma
Map showing the location of Cape Ōma
Location of Ōmazaki in Aomori Prefecture
Map showing the location of Cape Ōma
Map showing the location of Cape Ōma
Cape Ōma (Japan)
LocationŌma, Aomori, Japan
Coordinates41°32′47″N 140°54′45″E / 41.54639°N 140.91250°E / 41.54639; 140.91250Coordinates: 41°32′47″N 140°54′45″E / 41.54639°N 140.91250°E / 41.54639; 140.91250
Surface elevation0 m

Cape Ōma (大間崎, Ōmazaki) is the northernmost point of the island of Honshu in Japan. It is located within the borders of the town of Ōma, Aomori in northern Shimokita Peninsula, and is part of the Shimokita Hantō Quasi-National Park. The cape extends into the Tsugaru Strait separating Honshu from Hokkaido, which is 18 kilometres (11 mi) away. On a clear day, Mount Hakodate on the island of Hokkaido to the north can be seen.

Ōmazaki Lighthouse is located on a small island just offshore from Cape Ōma.

Monument indicating the northernmost point on Honshu

References[edit]

  • Campbell, Allen; Nobel, David S (1993). Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Kodansha. p. 1147. ISBN 406205938X.

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