360º View of Yokohama: Landmark Tower’s Sky Garden
Landmark Tower is Yokohama’s prime “Landmark”, and it is the highest building in Yokohama. Its observatory, “Sky Garden”, located on the 69th floor, offers you a panoramic, 360º view of the city. From here, you can see the vastness of Yokohama, Japan’s second-largest city.
Landmark Tower is also the second-highest building in Japan (4th tallest structure) and is located in Yokohama’s Minato Mirai 21 district. Minato Mirai area is also known as the “Harbor of the Future”, a futuristic region of Yokohama.
Landmark Tower: Sky Garden (69F)
220-8169 Kanagawa, Yokohama, Nishi Ward, Minatomirai, 2-2-1
Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/E6jbxSAYf7zMAJri7
Access: Minato Mirai Station (~5 mins), JR Sakuragicho Station (~8 mins)
Sky Garden is conveniently accessible via an express elevator that goes directly to the 69th floor in just roughly 40 seconds! From the outside, you can easily find the entrance that leads you to this express elevator.
If you are visiting from Tokyo, you can access Landmark Tower conveniently from two stations – Sakuragicho and Minato Mirai stations. Tokyu Toyoko Line connects Minato Mirai Station to major stations in Tokyo such as Shibuya and Nakameguro, while JR’s Keihin Tohoku Line connects Sakuragicho to Tokyo’s Shinagawa Station, Tokyo Station, and Ueno Station.
The Sky Garden is also a place to learn more about Yokohama. Maps with guides above the wide windows and binoculars are provided to visitors to know more about certain spots of Yokohama.
For example, on the Northeast side, I learned that the New Port Area (Shinko Port) of Minato Mirai 21 was once a warehouse facility area of the old Yokohama Port and is now one of the tourist spots of Yokohama. From the Sky Garden, I can see both the historical part of Shinko Port (Warehouse and Wharf) and the modern touristy part (Cosmo World and Yokohama World Porters).
On the Southwest side, one can sit down and relax while enjoying the view.
A cafe is available on this side of Sky Garden, called “Sky Cafe” and seats facing the window are available to customers who will order something from the cafe. Snacks, meals and various drinks are available from the cafe.
I ordered their Beef Stew with Baguette (¥1000) for my lunch with Melon Soda (¥300). The beef stew tastes so good and I also see other people ordering the same meal. Eating something good while watching the wide view of Yokohama is really a very unique experience.
If you visit Yokohama, I surely recommend Landmark Tower’s Sky Garden!