The Landmark Tower in the Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama is one of the major "landmarks" of Japan's second city.
The 70 story, 296m-tall tower was completed in 1993 and contains the five-star Yokohama Royal Park Hotel. Landmark Tower's observation deck is one of the highest in Japan and its elevators the second fastest in the world at present. The Landmark Tower was designed by US architects KlingStubbins and is the highest building in Japan as opposed to the highest structure, which is the Tokyo Sky Tree at 634m.
The Landmark Tower is close to the Dockyard Garden, the Queen's Square Complex, the Moku-moku waku-waku yo yo sculpture by Hisayuki Mogami and the Yokohama Museum of Art.
There are 69 floors above ground and 3 underground floors.
Landmark Tower's shops, restaurants and services include the Yokohama International Clinic, Godiva chocolates, a 7-Eleven convenience store, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ ATMs, Dog Garden, SoftBank, a Seijo Ishii store, Soup Stock Tokyo and others.
Google map of the Landmark Tower Yokohama
Landmark Tower Yokohama
2-2-1-3 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, 220-8173
Tel: 045 222 5030
Hours: 10am-9pm (Daily)
Admission 1000 yen to the Sky Garden Observation Deck
Access: An 5-minute walk from Minatomirai Station on the the Minatomirai Line or 8 minutes from Sakuragicho Station.
Like this blog? Sign up for the JapanVisitor newsletter
Books on Tokyo Japan