Yokohama Marine Tower

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Facts & Figures

The Yokohama Marine Tower, located within Yokohama Inner Harbour, reaches a height of 106 meter. The architectural icon for Yokohama City offers great views from the observatory deck (100 m above ground). Japan Rail Pass Buy now and Save >
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Enjoy the view over Minato Mirai 21, Yokohama Bay Bridge, Yokohama Harbour and on clear days Mt. Fuji.

  • Yokohama Marine Tower:
  • Opening Hours - every day from 10:00 am to 10:30 pm (last entry at 10:00 pm)
  • Closed - open the whole year
  • Admission Fee - Adults (18+): 750 yen, Students (13-17): 500 yen, Elementary (7-12): 250 yen, Toddler (3-6): 200 yen, Under 3: free

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Yokohama Marine Tower was open for the public on January 15 in 1961. The tower served as a lighthouse till 2008. After some renovation work in 2009 the tower was reopened during the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Yokohama port (open for foreign trade in 1859).


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Yokohama Marine Tower is located near Yamashita Park within Naku-ku (ward).
Address: 15 Yamashita-Cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0023

How to get to Yokohama Marine Tower?

  • 5min from Motomachi-Chukagai Station served by Minatomirai Subway Line or
  • 15min from JR Ishikawa-cho Station served by Keihin-Tohoku Line or
  • 2min from Yamashita Park served by Sea Bus (Ferry) from JR Yokohama St. East exit

Sightseeing spots


Observatory deck - 2 floors (29F + 30F) offer great views over Yokohama especially at night, this place is also a very popular dating spot

Shop & Restaurant - souvenir shop, bar, cafe and the Tower Restaurant Yokohama (4F) are all located within the building

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)


Yokohama Port Opening Festival (29th/30th of May, 2nd of June)
Celebrate the opening of the Yokohama Port. Enjoy the good food, huge fireworks, free concerts and a unique atmosphere. This large-scale festival is my must-see recommendation for you.

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