Showing posts with label kaikyo yume tower. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kaikyo yume tower. Show all posts

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The views from Kaikyo Yume Tower

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The 360 degree views from the tower are well worth the 600 yen entrance fee.
To the NE the Kanmon bridge connecting Honshu with Kyushu

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To the NW, Ganryujima Island

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To the south, Kitakyushu.

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Below, a fairly typical Japanese urban scene.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Kaikyo Yume Tower


Kaikyo Yume Tower, 153 metres in height, is located in the port of Shimonoseki as part of a complex including convention and exhibition areas.


Finished 1n 1996 and designed by NTT Power & Buildings, fast elevators whisk you up to the observation platform inside the towers sphere at 143 metres.

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The tower is covered with more than 8,000 panes of glass, and at night is illuminated by more than 600 lights.

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Kaikyo Yume Tower is open 364 days a year, closing only on the 4th Saturday in January. It opens at 9:30am and closes at 9:30pm

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Entrance is 600yen for adults and 300 for kids. The tower is a short walk from Shimonoseki Station.