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Throwing light over the sea for 130 years

A lighthouse standing at a point of land with the blue sea for background gives exceptional attraction to many people. There is something romantic and nostalgic feeling about such lighthouse.

Aids to navigation typified by lighthouses are essencial to safe navigation as guideposts at sea. Aids to navigation services in Japan began in 1868 and 130 years have passed since then. Nowaday, many types of aids to navigation using advanced technology, such as visual aids using natural energy and radio aids, come into the world.

Type of Aids to Navigation and its number


Navigational Aids Gentle to the Earth


Vessel Traffic Service Center


Lighthouses which are open to the public