Yokohama Landmark Tower
The tower is located in Yokohama's glitzy Minato Mirai 21 district, its lower 48 floors filled with shops, restaurants and offices.
Situated at a height of 273 meters (896 ft), the 69th floor Sky Garden observatory offers clear views of the city, Yokohama Bay Bridge and even Mount Fuji on a good day. Super-fast elevators—the fastest in the world when completed, and still the fastest in Japan—will whisk you all the way to the top in just 40 seconds!
Sky Garden Observatory
Address: 69F, 2-2-1-3 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. / to 10 p.m. Saturdays and during summer holidays
Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
The five-star Yokohama Royal Park Hotel occupies the 49th to 70th floors of Yokohama Landmark Tower. Opened along with the building in 1993, the hotel offers a total of 603 rooms to guests prepared to pay for a superlative view.
In addition to the standard amenities, this luxurious hotel boasts half a dozen bars and restaurants, three banquet rooms, a fitness club, an aromatherapy salon and a tea ceremony room
Guests can one-up tourists visiting the Garden Observatory by heading to the 70th-floor Sky Lounge restaurant for a view one story higher—though, to be honest, the crowd of diners tends to get in the way of the scenery!