I had hoped that since I had reached a good age, I would be cured without knowing it, but the reality was not so sweet. No matter how old you are, there is always something to be afraid of. I climbed up to the Kannonzaki Lighthouse, Japan's oldest Western-style lighthouse in Yokosuka, and when I reached the balcony where I could go outside, I was completely cowed. It is not a very tall lighthouse. It is only about 19 meters above the ground. But I was scared. I was too scared to go out on the balcony. It was the kind of cowardice that would have been written about in a textbook. I guess Acrophobia is not easily cured. Rather, it must never be cured.
Although I could not go out onto the balcony, I managed to get my head out through the exit to take some pictures and look at the view. According to the information I had gathered beforehand, I was supposed to be able to see the ruins of the Kannonzaki Underwater Listening Station, which is located on the grounds of the Ministry of Defense and therefore inaccessible from the ground, but I did not have time to check. An underwater listening station is a facility where special listening equipment is installed to detect enemy submarines entering submarine. As a counterpart to the gun emplacement at Hashirimizu to fire on naval vessels attempting to enter Tokyo Bay, Kannonzaki had a facility to detect submarines. Yokosuka seems to be a strategic point to protect the capital, Tokyo, although I have never had such an impression.
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