At 153 metres, the Kaikyo Yume Tower, built in 1996 in Shimonoseki, is the tallest tower in Western Honshu.
The observation deck is reached by elevators travelling at 2 metres a second and offers stunning 360 degree views over Shimonoseki and across the Kanmon Straits to Kyushu.
Open daily, year round, entrance is 600 yen for adults, 300 yen for kids.
The Kaikyo Yume Tower is a 5 min walk from Shimonoseki JR station.
Kaikyo Yume Tower
3-3-1 Buzenda-cho, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, 750-0018
Tel: 0832 31 5600
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