Shirasu Lighthouse

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Shirasu Lighthouse
Sira Su
Shirasu toudai.jpg
Shirasu Lighthouse
Shirasu Lighthouse is located in Japan
Shirasu Lighthouse
Location Ainoshima
Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyūshū
Coordinates 33°59′01.2″N 130°47′30.4″E / 33.983667°N 130.791778°E / 33.983667; 130.791778Coordinates: 33°59′01.2″N 130°47′30.4″E / 33.983667°N 130.791778°E / 33.983667; 130.791778
Year first constructed September 1, 1873 (1873-09-01) (first) [1]
Year first lit 1900 (current)
Construction stone tower
Tower shape 2-stage cylindrical tower with gallery and lantern
Markings / pattern black and white bands tower, white lantern
Height 16.7 metres (55 ft)
Focal height 16 metres (52 ft)
Intensity 800 cd
Range 12.5 nautical miles (23.2 km; 14.4 mi)[2]
Characteristic Fl W 4s. [3]
Admiralty number M5328
NGA number 9960
ARLHS number JPN-795
Japan number JCG-5544[4]

Shirasu Lighthouse (白州灯台 shirasu tōdai?) is a lighthouse on the island of Ainoshima, which is administered by Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyūshū, Japan.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 岩松助佐衛門 (in Japanese). Kitakyūshū City. 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  2. ^ 白州灯台 Sira Su Japanese Coast Guard
  3. ^ 白州灯台 (in Japanese). Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Lighthouses Directory