Iojimazaki Lighthouse

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Iojimazaki Lighthouse
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Iojimazaki Lighthouse is located in Japan
Iojimazaki Lighthouse
LocationIōjima, Nagasaki
Coordinates32°42′50.7″N 129°45′40.5″E / 32.714083°N 129.761250°E / 32.714083; 129.761250Coordinates: 32°42′50.7″N 129°45′40.5″E / 32.714083°N 129.761250°E / 32.714083; 129.761250
Year first constructedSeptember 14, 1871 (1871-09-14) (first)
1954 (second)
Year first lit2003 (current)
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapehexagonal tower with lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower and lantern
Tower height11.5 metres (38 ft)
Focal height64.4 metres (211 ft)
Intensity210,000 cd
Range21 nautical miles (39 km; 24 mi)[1]
CharacteristicFl (4) W 30s.
Admiralty numberM5194
NGA number11792
ARLHS numberJPN-172
Japan numberJCG-6330[2]

Iojimazaki Lighthouse (伊王島灯台, iōjima tōdai) is a lighthouse in Iōjima, Nagasaki, Japan.


Iojimazaki Lighthouse was one of those designed by Richard Henry Brunton, who was hired by the government of Japan at the start of the Meiji period to help construct lighthouses to make it safe for foreign ships to come to Japan.

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