Nosappumisaki Lighthouse

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Nosappumisaki Lighthouse
Nosappumisaki Lighthouse
Nosappumisaki Lighthouse is located in Japan
Nosappumisaki Lighthouse
LocationCape Nosappu
Nemuro, Hokkaidō
Coordinates43°23′06.7″N 145°48′59.3″E / 43.385194°N 145.816472°E / 43.385194; 145.816472Coordinates: 43°23′06.7″N 145°48′59.3″E / 43.385194°N 145.816472°E / 43.385194; 145.816472
Year first constructedAugust 15, 1872 (1872-08-15) (first)
Year first lit1930 (current)
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapebroadly cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower and lantern
Tower height13.5 metres (44 ft)
Focal height23.2 metres (76 ft)
Original lensFourth order Fresnel
Intensity15,000 cd
Range14.5 nautical miles (26.9 km; 16.7 mi)
CharacteristicIso W R 4s.[1]
Fog signal3 blasts every 40 seconds
Admiralty numberM6840
NGA number0448
ARLHS numberJPN-431
Japan numberJCG-0154[2]

Nosappumisaki Lighthouse (納沙布岬灯台, nosappumisaki tōdai) is a lighthouse on Cape Nosappu in Nemuro, Hokkaidō, Japan.


The lighthouse was one of those designed by Richard Henry Brunton who was hired by the government of Japan to help construct lighthouses at the beginning of the Meiji period to make Japan safe for foreign ships.


The site is open to the public, and can be accessed by car or by public transportation. By public transportation, it is accessible by bus from Nemuro Station.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nosappumisaki Lighthouse Lighthouses of Japan
  2. ^ Nosappumisaki Lighthouse Lighthouse Directory

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