Hinomisaki Shrine / Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse
Number One Lighthouse in the Orient and a Vermillion Painted Shrine
Hinomisaki is a cape on the westernmost end of Shimane Peninsula. This is an area connected with Izumo mythology. Hinomisaki Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in the Orient, is located at the tip of this cape. The contrast between the white walled lighthouse and the blue sky is splendid. The coast in the area around Hinomisaki is a picturesque spot rich in variety. For example, there is a unique rock (columnar joint) that has been cracked into a hexagonal prism shape and there are also about 70 caves here. To the south of the lighthouse you will find Fumishima. This is an island that has been listed as a natural monument of Japan as a breeding ground for umineko (black-tailed gulls). You will also find Hinomisaki shrine here. This is a beautiful vermillion painted shrine.
||Hinomisaki, Taisha-cho, Izumo-shi, Shimane
||0853-54-5400 (Hinomisaki Tourist Information Center, Izumo Kankou Association)
||25 minutes by bus and 15 minutes by car from Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine