The Yokohama Landmark Tower is the tallest building and 3rd tallest structure in Japan, standing 296.3 m high. It is located in the Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama city. Work on the building was finished in 1993. It has the highest observation deck in Japan.

The building contains a five-star hotel which occupies floors 49-70, with 603 rooms in total. The lower 48 floors contain shops, restaurants, clinics, and offices.

On the 69th floor there is an observatory, Sky Garden, from which one can see a 360-degree view of the city, and on clear days Mount Fuji.

The tower contains the world’s 2nd fastest elevators, originally world’s fastest, which reach speeds of 12.5 m/s (45.0 km/h). This speed allows the elevator to reach the 69th floor in approximately 40 seconds. The elevators’s speed record was surpassed by elevators of Taipei 101 (60.6 km/h) in 2004.

The building was designed by Hugh Stubbins and Associates, now KlingStubbins.

Source: wikipedia

 

HOW TO GET THERE

By train: 5min. walk using the moving walkway from Sakuragicho Station ( JR and Municipal subway (blue line) ) OR 3min. walk from minato mirai station ( Minato mirai line)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Responses to “Yokohama Landmark Tower”

  1. Dalva says:

    Magnifique video!

  2. Its a great building and how good are the views from the observatory.

  3. Wow! Were you there the whole day? Very cool pics! I definitely gotta hang out with you when I return to Japan! ^^