Yokohama Marine Tower (106 meters)
Yokohama Marine Tower was opened in 1961 as a part of an event that commemorated the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Port of Yokohama to foreign trade. It aimed to become the symbol of the city of Yokohama.
The tower functioned as a lighthouse, gently watching the port for almost 50 years, until its retirement on September 1, 2008.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of opening of the port to foreign trade, the tower was refurbished and born again as the new Yokohama Marine Tower. Visitors enjoy viewing the beautiful night views of Minato Mirai 21, Yokohama Bay Bridge, and a wharf called Honmokufuto from the observation platform where the entire port and city can be seen. Master artist Kiyoshi Yamashita created a mosaic wall art made with glass in the well-hole style entrance halls on the 1st and 2nd floor of the tower, which gives visitors a sense of purity.
On the 1st floor, THE BUND Cafe & Restaurant and Mizumachi Bar are certainly perfect for visitors to enjoy a relaxing break. Tower Restaurant Yokohama is located on the 4th floor for those who are hungry. Yokohama Marine Tower is a wonderful place where anyone can be satisfied with the great attractiveness of Yokohama City, which always has the feeling of nostalgia and newness.
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Operator Marine Tower Management Team that include List Co., Ltd., Zetton Inc. TK Square Co., Ltd.
and Yokohama F.M. Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
Opening date January 15, 1961
Architect Shimizu Corporation
Structural type Steel-framed reinforced concrete construction, trussed girder-type self-supporting tower (lighthouse)
Purpose Tourism, viewing, communication antenna for boats
Observation platform Admission fee:
750 yen for adults (650 yen for senior citizen 65 years or older)
500 yen for junior high and high school students
250 yen for elementary school students
200 yen for preschoolers ages 3 or older

Opening hours:
(The last elevators operate at 22:00.)
Access JR Shin-Yokohama Station
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