Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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.
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.
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.
Bombed heavily towards the end of the war, like most Japanese cities there is little left of prewar architecture.
Another view of the Hilton.