The Southernmost Point of Izu Peninsula
The Irozaki is a cape at the southernmost point of Izu Peninsula, and it is the entrance point from the Sagami Nada sea to Suruga Bay.
Most of the surrounding coastlines are made up of volcanic ash and lava emitted from submarine volcanoes, and the rugged terrain was created due to the erosion of waves over many years.
From a rough cliff about 100 meters high, you can enjoy spectacular views at a glance.
The “Irozaki Ocean Park” that will open on April 1, 2019, is just 10 minutes away from the southernmost tip of Izu Peninsula.
Irozaki lighthouseAt Irozaki Cape, wind speeds exceed 10m per second for one third of the year, so a weather station was placed there during the pre-war period.
This area has long been considered to be a key point for meteorological observation.
On the plateau at the tip of the cape there is a lighthouse named “Irozaki lighthouse”, and it was chosen as one of the “Top 50 lighthouses of Japan”.
The Irozaki lighthouse was built by British architect Richard Henry Brunton also called the “Father of the Japanese lighthouse”, in 1871.
It supports safety navigation around this area, which is considered to be a difficult area to navigate due to its rocky reefs.
From April 1st, 2019, the Irozaki lighthouse will be open year-round and this service is the first trial in Japan.
You can enjoy the area around the lighthouse.