I will introduce the most famous Japanese capes beginning with the northern ones.
Cape Soya (Wakkanai, Hokkaido)
Cape Soya is the northernmost cape in Japan.
It is the most famous cape in Japan.
Sakhalin (Karafuto) can be seen in the distance when it is a fine day.
Cape Erimo (Erimo cho, Hokkaido)
Cape Erimo(1) by yoppy
Cape Erimo, which became famous through a song, is a place very windy throughout the year and located where the Hidaka mountain range falls into the Pacific Ocean.
The coast is where the Kurile Islands’ ocean current and Japan’s current mix together and form an abundant place for fishing.
Inubousaki (Chiba Prefecture, Choushi Town)
In Inubousaki lies Inubousaki Lighthouse which was built during the Meiji period using brickwork and was chosen as one of the “world’s top 100 historical lighthouses”. From the lighthouse you can see the Pacific Ocean in one sweep and nothing else penetrates your field of vision except the world of the sea.
Irozaki (Shizuoka Prefecture, South Izu Town)
Irozaki is at the southern tip of Izu Peninsula and it is a famous place with nice views across the nation where indented coasts can be seen.
Rokkozaki(Ishikawa Prefecture, Suzu City)
It is the tip of a cape in Noto Peninsula. It is famous as a place where we can see both the sunrise and sunset.
Ushio Point(Kushimoto town, Wakayama Prefecture)
It is the southernmost tip of Honshu (main island) where we can see the large Pacific Ocean.
Ashizuri Point(Tosa Shimizu City, Kochi Prefecture)
The visibility from observation deck at this point is as large as 270 degrees.
The horizon in the distance draws an arc, and we can understand that the earth is round.
Nomozaki(Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
Nomozaki is the westernmost cape of Kyushu and a warm place whose average yearly temperature is 18 degrees Celsius.
Toimisaki (Kushima-shi, Miyazaki Prefecture)
In addition to the beautiful scene with the seascape of the Pacific Ocean and the landscape of a cape with lots of greenery, the Misaki horse (the native horse of Japan), which is designated as a National Natural Treasure, live around the area.
Cape Sata (Ohtsumi-cho, Kagoshima Prefecture)