Yokohama Marine Tower was inaugurated in 1961 for the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Yokohama port. It is 106 meters high and the tallest lighthouse in the world. This is recorded in The Guinness Book of World Records.
Yokohama Marine Tower is a symbol of Yokohama and stands in Yamashita Park. The tower took 13 months to build, and was modeled after a lighthouse in order to show the character of Yokohama. It functions as a lighthouse. It is 106 meters high and is recorded as the tallest lighthouse in the world. There is a 100 meter high observation deck where visitors can see the city and port.
On December 25, 2006, the Tower was closed because of financial difficulties. Yokohama City took possession and repaired the Tower, as well as looked for a company to manage it. List Co., Ltd. received the priority negotiation rights and will reopen the Tower in 2009 in time for the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Yokohama port.
Address: 15 Yamashita-Cho Naka-Ku Yokohama-Shi Kanagawa-Ken
Location: A 1-minute walk from the Motomachi-Chukagai Station, Minatomirai Line, Yokohama Minatomirai Railway
A 12-minute walk from the Ishikawa-Cho Station or Kannai Station, Negishi Line, East Japan Railway
At the Marine-Tower-Mae bus stop, Yokohama City Bus