Iojimazaki Lighthouse

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Iojimazaki Lighthouse
Iō Sima
Iojimazaki Lighthouse is located in Japan
Iojimazaki Lighthouse
Location Iōjima, Nagasaki
Coordinates 32°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 constructed September 14, 1871 (1871-09-14) (first)
1954 (second)
Year first lit 2003 (current)
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape hexagonal prism tower with lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and lantern
Height 11.5 metres (38 ft)
Focal height 64.4 metres (211 ft)
Intensity 210,000 cd
Range 21 nautical miles (39 km; 24 mi)[1]
Characteristic Fl (4) W 30s.
Admiralty number M5194
NGA number 11792
ARLHS number JPN-172
Japan number JCG-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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