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Kaikyo Yume Tower海峡ゆめタワー

Observation Tower

Opened in 1996, the 153-meter-high Kaikyo Yume Tower is an important landmark of the Kanmon Straits. The Tower is the central building of the Yamaguchi International Trade & Cultural Center (also known as “Kaikyo Messe Shimonoseki”) in Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. From the observatory, at a height of 143 meters, visitors can look down on the Kanmon Straits (between Honshu and Kyushu), and along the coast from Ganryu-jima Island across to Hibikinada on the Kyushu side of the Straits. The sight of the sun going down behind Hibikinada, and the nightscape, are very romantic, and the Tower is also illuminated at nighttime. The Kaikyo Yume Tower is renowned as a “Sanctuary for Lovers,” and couples account for many of the visitors to the Tower.

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place Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Buzendachou 3-3-1
phone 0832315600

Review of Kaikyo Yume Tower

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Reviewed:2018/09/05 A perfect end to a lengthy trek!
Having walked from Mojiko Station, crossing the Kanmon Straits via the pedestrian tunnel underneath and continuing walking almost all the way to Shimonoseki Station, it was a fitting to review the...
Reviewed:2018/05/26 Fantastic views over the city and a fantastic building!
This is well worth a visit and great value at just 300 Yen with the tourist discount, don’t forget to take your passport. The lift goes up to the 29th and 28th floors and gives a fabulous 360 degree...
Reviewed:2018/05/03 a paramount view of Shimonoseki!
We alighted at Shimonseki station and it is a short 10 mins walk, conspicuous as this is a tall building. Up at the 30th floor, one gets a fantastic introduction to Shimonoseki and surroundings...



Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Buzendachou 3-3-1 [map]



9:30-21:30(Latest entry21:00)
Jan. 4th Saturday
[Adult] 600 yen
[Children (Elementary and Junior High School Students)] 300 yen
[Seniors (Over 65), High School Students, Those with a disability certificate/Foreigners] 300 yen
※ Group discount 30 The above discount is 1 discount, and 100 or more will be 2 discount.
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[Cars] 150 spaces (5 hours Free for Tower users, 100yen/30 minutes thereafter)
[Bus] 13 spaces (Free)
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Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, Ginkgo)
Electronic Money (Rakuten Edy, WAON, Traffic IC, nanaco)

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Yamaguchi Main Areas


Heading west along Japan's largest island, Honshu, the very last prefecture you'll reach is Yamaguchi, separated from Kyushu by a small strip of water known as the Kanmon Straits, which the far-reaching harbor city Shimonoseki looks over. With water at every turn, the seafood of Yamaguchi is an indisputable highlight, and we're not talking just the usual fish dishes—the notorious fugu, or puffer fish, is a Japanese delicacy that was discovered in Yamaguchi prefecture, making it the best place to try it out.