Esaki Lighthouse

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Esaki Lighthouse
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Esaki Lighthouse
Esaki Lighthouse is located in Japan
Esaki Lighthouse
Location Awaji, Hyōgo
Coordinates 34°36′23.5″N 134°59′36.2″E / 34.606528°N 134.993389°E / 34.606528; 134.993389Coordinates: 34°36′23.5″N 134°59′36.2″E / 34.606528°N 134.993389°E / 34.606528; 134.993389
Year first constructed 1871 (1871)[1]
Construction stone tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and lantern
Height 8.27 metres (27.1 ft)
Focal height 48.50 metres (159.1 ft)
Original lens Third order Fresnel
Intensity red: 24,000 cd
white: 62,000 cd
Range white: 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)
red: 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi)[2]
Characteristic Al R W 3s.
Admiralty number M5796
NGA number 7648
ARLHS number JPN-056
Japan number JCG-3801 [F5796][3]

Esaki Lighthouse (江埼灯台 esaki tōdai?) is a lighthouse in Awaji, Hyōgo Japan. A portion of the lighthouse is Registered Tangible Cultural Property of Japan.


Esaki Lighthouse was one of the first lighthouses built in the Meiji period and was built for the sake of foreign ships travelling to Japan. It was constructed by Richard Henry Brunton, known as the father of Japanese lighthouses, as part of the government's project of modernization.


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  1. ^ 江埼灯台(淡路市) (in Japanese). Kobe Shimbun. 8 December 2005. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Lighthouses Directory