Sunosaki Lighthouse

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Sunosaki Lighthouse
Suno Saki
洲崎灯台
Sunosaki Lighthouse, Japan.jpg
Sunosaki Lighthouse
Sunosaki Lighthouse is located in Japan
Sunosaki Lighthouse
Japan
Location Tateyama
Chiba Prefecture
Japan
Coordinates 34°58′31.3″N 139°45′27.4″E / 34.975361°N 139.757611°E / 34.975361; 139.757611Coordinates: 34°58′31.3″N 139°45′27.4″E / 34.975361°N 139.757611°E / 34.975361; 139.757611
Year first constructed 1919
Foundation concrete basement
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Height 14.8 metres (49 ft)
Focal height 45.1 metres (148 ft)
Original lens Fresnel
Intensity 97,000 candela
Range 18.5 kilometres (10.0 nmi)
Characteristic Al Fl W R 30s.
Admiralty number M6452
NGA number 5004
ARLHS number JPN-601
Japan number JCG-2003

Sunosaki Lighthouse (洲崎灯台 Sunosaki tōdai?) is a lighthouse located in the city of Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture, Japan at the southern tip of the Bōsō Peninsula.

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Sunosaki Lighthouse was first lit on December 15, 1919, and completes the navigational aid systems for all vessels entering Uraga Channel and Tokyo Bay, with Kannonzaki Lighthouse and Tsurugisaki Lighthouse on the western side of Miura Peninsula, and the Nojimazaki Lighthouse and the Sunosaki Lighthouse on the eastern side of the Bōsō Peninsula.

The building is a cylindrical white structure with a height of 15 meters. The building and its supporting base are made from concrete. The focal height of the light is 45 meters above sea level.[1]

The music video for the AKB48 song "Aitakatta" was filmed here.

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