Nosappumisaki Lighthouse

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Nosappumisaki Lighthouse
Nosappumisaki Lighthouse
Nosappumisaki Lighthouse is located in Japan
Nosappumisaki Lighthouse
Location Cape Nosappu
Nemuro, Hokkaidō
Coordinates 43°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 constructed August 15, 1872 (1872-08-15) (first)
Year first lit 1930 (current)
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape broadly cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and lantern
Height 13.5 metres (44 ft)
Focal height 23.2 metres (76 ft)
Original lens Fourth order Fresnel
Intensity 15,000 cd
Range 14.5 nautical miles (26.9 km; 16.7 mi)
Characteristic Iso W R 4s.[1]
Fog signal 3 blasts every 40 seconds
Admiralty number M6840
NGA number 0448
ARLHS number JPN-431
Japan number JCG-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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