Kannon-zaki Lighthouse

The entrance of Tokyo Bay

Tomoko Kamishima   - 1 min read

Cape Kannon-zaki is located on the eastern edge of Miura Peninsula, at the entrance of Tokyo Bay. In 1812 the Tokugawa Shogunate set up a lookout here to protect Edo from Western ships. After Japan opened her doors to the rest of the world, a lighthouse was built under the guidance of French technologists, F. L. Verny. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 1922. A second lighthouse was soon destroyed by the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. The one we can see today is the third one, made in 1925.

Tomoko Kamishima

Tomoko Kamishima @tomoko.kamishima

Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sha...