Fodor's Expert Review Marine Tower

Yokohama Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Editor's Note: This property is currently undergoing renovations.

For an older generation of Yokohama residents, the 348-foot-high decagonal tower, which opened in 1961, was the city's landmark structure; civic pride prevented them from admitting that it falls lamentably short of an architectural masterpiece. The tower has a navigational beacon at the 338-foot level and purports to be the tallest lighthouse in the world. At the 328-foot level, an observation gallery provides 360-degree views of the harbor and the city, and on clear days in autumn or winter, you can often see Mt. Fuji in the distance. Marine Tower is in the middle of the second block northwest from the end of Yamashita Park, on the left side of the promenade.

Nautical Site/Lighthouse Viewpoint

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15 Yamashita-cho
Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken  231-0023, Japan


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Rate Includes: ¥750

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