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.
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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 sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。