Fukuoka Tower was built in 1989 for the Yokatopia Expo that was held to
commemorate the 100th anniversary of municipalizing Fukuoka as a city. The tower
stands 234 meters high and is Japans tallest seaside tower.
From the observation platform at 123 meters above the ground, visitors enjoy a
360 degree panoramic view that covers the city of Fukuoka to Hakata Bay. In the
evening, the people of Fukuoka City are fascinated with the magnificent
illumination of the tower, which changes its color from season to season.
Not only can visitors admire the panoramic views in the observation lounge, but
they can enjoy a delightful dining experience made of fresh food produced in
Hakata in the western-style restaurant. Visitors can shop for Hakatas
well-known Karashimentaiko made of salted cod roe with red pepper, Hakatas
exquisite cakes and special products in Kyushu, and even inexpensive sweets that
will bring back childhood memories.