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Viewpoints and Towers

A fair number of towers and skyscrapers have been built across Japan, mostly in the large cities. Erected as symbols of modernity, many of the towers function as television and radio broadcast towers. Furthermore, many feature observation decks with panoramic views from high up above the city, making them prime sightseeing spots. The following is a selection of some of the best towers and observatories found around the country:

Hokkaido

Sapporo TV Tower

Height: 150 meters
Completed in 1957

Sapporo JR Tower

Height: 173 meters
Completed in 2003

Goryokaku Tower

Height: 107 meters
Completed in 2006

Tohoku Region

AER Building

Height: 145.5 meters
Completed in 1998

Kanto Region

Tokyo Skytree

Height: 634 meters
Completed in 2012

Tokyo Tower

Height: 333 meters
Completed in 1958

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower

Height: 238 meters
Completed in 2003

Landmark Tower

Height: 296 meters
Completed in 1993

Yokohama Marine Tower

Height: 106 meters
Completed in 1961

Art Tower Mito

Height: 100 meters
Completed in 1990

There are several more towers and observation decks build around Tokyo, and too many to list on this page. For more detailed information check out our Tokyo Observation Deck Guide.

Chubu Region

Midland Square

Height: 247 meters
Completed in 2007

Nagoya TV Tower

Height: 180 meters
Completed in 1954

Kansai Region

Kyoto Tower

Height: 131 meters
Completed in 1964

Abeno Harukas

Height: 300 meters
Completed in 2014

Cosmo Tower

Height: 256 meters
Completed in 1995

Umeda Sky Building

Height: 173 meters
Completed in 1993

Tsutenkaku Tower

Height: 103 meters
Completed in 1956

Kobe Port Tower

Height: 108 meters
Completed in 1963

Shikoku

Seto Ohashi Tower

Height: 132 meters
Completed in 1988

Kyushu

Fukuoka Tower

Height: 234 meters
Completed in 1989

Okinawa

Nagominoto Tower

Height: 4.5 meters
Completed in 1953