The Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse is located on the western edge of the Shimane Peninsula.
Built in 1903, it's the highest stone-built lighthouse in Japan, with 43.65 meters.
In 1998, it was chosen as one of the World’s 100 Historical Lighthouses, based on its historical and cultural values, and in 2013 it was selected as a registered tangible cultural property of Japan.
Hinomisaki is included in the national parks of Japan.
The view of the Japan Sea around the lighthouse is spectacular.
It’s possible to see the beautiful sunset on the horizon.
There are stairs and hills on the way to the lighthouse.
To get up to the lighthouse, there are winding stairs.
From the JR Sanin main line’s Izumo-shi Station, take the Ichibata bus (to Izumo Taisha-Hinomisaki) 45 minutes, and get off at Hinomisaki.
From the bus stop to the lighthouse, it’s about 5 minutes on foot on a hilly promenade.
*Ichibata’s schedule for low floor buses is irregular.
So, if you need one, it’s necessary to check and confirm beforehand.
Bumps at the entrance
There are some stairs with a few steps.
Bathroom entrance width
Hinomisaki Lighthouse grand parking space 84cm, around the Lighthouse 82cm
Accessible parking space
Display items with multilingual explanation
Staff fluent in foreign languages
Yes, Around the Tourism Information Center
Audio (English) guidance
View of the surrounding of Uminoaji Dōri. Continuous steep hill.
View of the accessible bathroom near the Hinomisaki Lighthouse. No bumps at the entrance.
View of the inside of the accessible bathroom near the Hinomisaki Lighthouse
View of the Hinomisaki Lighthouse. There are stairs. Adults (over junior high school students): 200 yen. Elementary school students and under are free. There are discounts for Japan’s people with disabilities. So please ask the clerk about it. 9:00 – 16:30.
Lighthouse and Sunset Promenade. The path goes up and down. It is better for wheelchair users to have support.
Outside view of the accessible bathroom at the Hinomisaki Lighthouse grand parking space. There’s a ramp. No bumps at the entrance.
View of the inside of the accessible bathroom at the Hinomisaki Lighthouse grand parking space.
Bathroom at the Hinomisaki bus stop. The entrance has stairs.
A visually impaired person (complete blindness) / Female
There’s a model of a black-tailed gull at the park near the lighthouse. And I could touch and enjoy it. Depending on the season, you can catch the smell of the sea, and hear the “Meow! Meow!” cries of the black-tailed gulls, and enjoy the savory smell of the grilled squid.