Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The views from Fukuoka Tower

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From 123 meters above ground the observation deck of Fukuoka Tower offers stunning 360 degree views.

Right down below in the Momochi Beach and Marizon, a pier with expensive restaurants and a wedding chapel.

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Looking up the coast towards downtown. Numerous hi-tech companies have buildings in the Momochi district. The largest high-rise visible is the Hilton Hotel, formerly the JAL Seahawk.

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Fukuoka City is home to about one and a half million people. Ranked 14th in the worlds best places to live, most people seem to live in apartments.

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Bombed heavily towards the end of the war, like most Japanese cities there is little left of prewar architecture.

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Another view of the Hilton.

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