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‘Kashinozaki Lighthouse

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Kashinozaki Lighthouse
At the Kashinozaki shore, which is located on the eastern edge of Ohshima Island, is Kashinozaki Lighthouse, the oldest stonework lighthouse in Japan, designed by the Scottish engineer Richard Henry Brunton who is known as "the father of Japan's lighthouses".
It was first lit in 1870 (year 3 of the Meiji era), and one can climb to the observation tower at the top using the spiral staircase to the side of the lighthouse.
The daffodils the engineer planted when the lighthouse was built still flower in the grounds.
The lighthouse has a deep sense of history about it, despite its small size.

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