Translated by Tomoka Aono
Enjoy A Wonderful Day At Yokohama Landmark Tower!
Written by Kenta Kiyomiya
Yokohama Landmark Tower is large complex containing a shopping mall, restaurants, and an observation deck. You will be amazed by the wonderful view from the 69th floor!
Yokohama Landmark Tower, 296 meters in height, is the symbol of Yokohama city. The tower has restaurants, shops, and an observation deck on the 69th floor from which you can look over all ofYokohama. You can enjoy a whole day at Yokohama Landmark Tower!
A Symbol of Yokohama Right in Front of the Station
The 296 meter tall Landmark Tower really stands out in Yokohama, and you can easily find it when you exit Sakuragicho Station. A shopping mall, offices, hotels and even an observation deck are located in the tower.
Shivering Around Landmark Tower?
The area where Landmark Tower stands is on the ocean front, so strong winds tend to blow about in this area, and it gets very cold in the fall and winter. If you happen to be visiting during these seasons, make sure to wear warm clothing. It occasionally snows in January and February!
Enjoy Shopping at Landmark Plaza!
Landmark Plaza, a five-story shopping mall neighboring Landmark Tower, has various stores where you can enjoy shopping for a wide variety of items, from brand goods to gourmet foods and more. The white stone decor of the mall is very elegant. You may want to take pictures of the building itself. There are seats available on every floor, so you can take a rest when you get tired from walking.
Each floor has information boards, helping customers find the stores they wish to visit. Landmark Tower is a very large complex, so the information board is useful when you get lost or when you don’t know which shops to visit next.
Pokemon Center at Landmark Tower?
The Pokemon Center is one of the most recommended of all the shops in Landmark Tower. Here you can find many different items inspired by Pokemon of every generation. The cashier counter of the shop looks just like the one in the Pokemon Center seen in the game, which makes this a must-see place for Pokemon fans.
Other than Pokemon Center, Landmark Tower has a JUMP SHOP where you can find items related to Shonen JUMP, the popular weekly manga magazine. You will love this shop if you are a fan of anime or manga.
Gifts and Souvenirs from Yokohama
Landmark Tower has many souvenir shops. The shop in this picture sells scarfs. Why not enjoy souvenir shop hopping and get some unique Japanese souvenirs?
Visit the Observation Deck on the 69th Floor
After you enjoy shopping, visit the observation deck on the 69th floor, the most popular facility within Landmark Tower. The entrance fee is 1000 yen, but it is totally worth visiting. The elevator going up to the 69th floor runs with a speed of 750 meter per hour, which makes it the fastest elevator in Japan! You will arrive to the 69th floor in a moment.
You can walk the circuit of the observation deck floor and enjoy the view of Yokohama from various locations. It’s also a good idea to stop at the cafe and have a tea or coffee as you sit and gaze out at the city and bay. The Sky Café has special seats facing the window for couples to sit and take in the view together. These seats are very popular though, so it is a good idea to make a reservation.
Enjoy the Night View of Yokohama
The night view as seen from the observation deck is amazing. It is worth visiting Landmark Tower even just for this. You can enjoy the beautiful night view especially when the night sky clears up in the winter.
Yokohama Landmark Tower is full of attractions such as dining places offering delicious cuisines, a large shopping mall, and the observation deck where you can overlook Yokohama. Do visit Landmark Tower when you are in Yokohama!
Yokohama Landmark Tower
Address: Kanagawa, Yokohama, Nishi-ku, Minatomirai 2-2-1
Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Shopping) / 11:00-22:00 (Cafe and Restaurants) /10:00-21:00 (Observation deck last admission at 20:30)
Wi-Fi: Available (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean)
Credit Card: Available
Other Languages: Website in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean
Nearest Station: Sakuragicho station of JR Negishi Line, Minatomirai station of Minatomirai Line
Access: 5 minutes walk from Sakuragicho station or 3 minutes walk from Minatomirai station
Price Range: Entrance fee for the observation deck 1,000 yen
Phone number: 045-222-5015
Official Website: Yokohama Landmark Tower