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Tahara-City Cape Irago Lighthouse (Iragomisaki Todai)

  • Cape Irago Lighthouse (Iragomisaki Todai)
  • Cape Irago Lighthouse (Iragomisaki Todai)
  • Cape Irago Lighthouse (Iragomisaki Todai)
  • Cape Irago Lighthouse (Iragomisaki Todai)

This white-walled lighthouse, built at the tip of the Atsumi Peninsula, overlooks the black currents of the Pacific Ocean and the deep blue calm of Mikawa Bay. As opposed to the Kawashima Lighthouse which shines its light out over the open seas, the Cape Irago Lighthouse was built in 1929 to guide shipping lanes in coastal waters, and has continued to protect passing vessels ever since.
Such lighthouses built at the water's edge are rare in Japan, and in 1998 it was selected as one of the Best 50 Lighthouses of Japan, as a memorial to the proud role it has played, and today stands as a tourist symbol of the Irago Cape.

Sand, Sun, Sea, Surf and Love on Atsumi Peninsula

Aichi Prefecture is said to look like a south-facing crab, with the Chita Peninsula as the left pincer and the Atsumi Peninsula on the right, enclosing Mikawa Bay. Most of the Atsumi Peninsula is part of the Mikawa-Wan Quasi National Park, with some of the most beautiful coastlines and ocean views in Aichi. It is also noted for its temperate climate, due to the warm Kuroshio Current just offshore, making it a popular summer retreat. Fascinating rock formations along the tip of the peninsula add to the breathtaking beauty of the area.

SPOT OVERVIEW

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Location : 〒441-3624
Koyama, Irago-cho, Tahara-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Admission free of charge
Opening
days / hours
: None
Parking : Available, free of charge (Koijigahama Beach Parking Lot, cap. 124 cars)
Holidays : Open everyday
Phone number : 0531-23-3516 (Atsumihantou Visitors Bureau)

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Mikawa-Tahara Station of the Toyohashi Railways (Toyotetsu) Atsumi Line (board from Shin-Toyohashi Station, in turn reachable by JR Tokaido Main Line or Meitetsu Nagoya Line from Nagoya Station), take the Toyotetsu Bus Irago Misaki Honsen (伊良湖岬本線 Irago Misaki Main Line), get off at Koijigahama (恋路ヶ浜) and walk 10min southwestwards.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 1h20min southwestwards from Toyokawa I.C. of the Tomei Expressway via routes 151, 247, 23, 2 and 259.

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