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Yokohama Landmark tower

Yokohama Landmark tower

Yokohama landmark tower was built in 1993 and it is the second tallest building in Japan, behind Abeno Harukasu in Osaka. It is 296.33 meter tall and it has 70 floors. It is tallest building in Greater Tokyo metropolitan area but 3rd tallest structure after Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo tower.

Yokohama landmark tower is usually called only as Lanmark tower, contains hotel, offices and a shopping mall. There is a observation deck on the 69th floor and it is connected by the fastest elevator in Japan, 750 meters per minute. The fastest elevator in the world exists in Taipei, Taiwan but the world record is only for going up. The speed record for going down is still held by Landmark tower.

The nearest station is Sakuragicho station and it is connected by moving sidewalk. Trains of JR Negishi line and Yokohama municipal subway Blue line stop at Sakuragicho station. Negishi line is a part of Keihin-Tohoku line which passes busy stations such as Ueno, Akihabara, Tokyo and Shinagawa. Sakuragichi station is just one stop from Yokohama station, which other trains such as JR Tokaido, Shonan-Shinjuku, Yokosuka and Yokohama lines stop. Therefore if you are coming from Shinjuku or Shibuya, take Shonan-Shinjuku line train to Yokohama and change to Negishi(Keihin-Tohoku) line.

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