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Takamatsu’s Red Lighthouse


I’ve already mentioned it here as well as posted a few pictures, but never gave any details. Here are some.

The Red Lighthouse of Takamatsu is located at the end of a 1800 ft long breakwater. It was built in 1998 with the rest of the Sunport. It’s not very high, only 46 ft, but it’s the only lighthouse in the world to be built almost entirely of glass, in such a way that at night, it’s the entire lighthouse that emits light, red light.


Red Lighthouse of Takamatsu


It’s also my entry for Show Me Japan this week-end.

Show Me Japan



16 thoughts on “Takamatsu’s Red Lighthouse”

  1. I’m a sucker for lighthouses anyway, but this is gorgeous. It reminds me of a red lantern that one would see in a japanese restaurant. I would to see this up close and personal.

    1. A Horror Movie? Why? Well… Just from the picture, I could see why. But believe me, unless it’s a horror movie with a sea monster or a fisherman killer, there’s nothing “horror movie like” in the surroundings.

  2. I’m sorry to have to say but I think you’ve missed a golden opportunity. Is it too late to change the title to “Takamatsu’s Red Light district”?

    Wow! “…entirely of glass”.

    1. LOL… That’s an idea. And it would attract a lot of traffic. I’m not sure if it’s the kind of traffic I would like on the blog, though. 🙂

  3. Todd | Todd's Wanderings

    Beautiful shot David. I love getting to know the area better. I know Shikoku quite well, but I have only taken a ferry through the Seto islands.

    (This is also to check if Comment luv is working for you 🙂

  4. Coming from Maine I have spent most of my life within walking distance of a lighthouse. First time I saw an all red one. Super Cool David!

    1. You’re welcome. As I told Anna, you guys have no other option but going back soon. 🙂
      You have a wonderful Sunday evening, but I’ll have a Sunday morning and afternoon first (I just finished my morning coffee) LOL.

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