Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The New Fukuoka Tower stands next to the beach in the Momochi District of Fukuoka City.
At 234 meters in height it is the tallest seaside tower in Japan, though the observation deck is only at 123 meters.
It has an unusual triangular cross-section and was built in 1989 by Nikken Sekkei.
Open from 9:30 am to 8 pm entrance is 800yen and the elevator whisks you to the observation deck in 70 seconds.
It is particularly popular in the evenings for the expansive views over Fukuoka and the surrounding area.