is a 106 metre high (348 ft) lattice tower with an observation deck at a height of 100 metres in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Japan.
The light characteristic
marked by a flash every twenty seconds, whereby the light's colour
is alternating red and green. Originally, at night, the tower shaft
itself was lit green and red according to its markings, but now,
after the reopening on May 2009, the lights are white.
Yokohama Marine Tower was inaugurated in 1961. The Marine Tower is
the tallest lighthouse in the world. In clear conditions,
visitors can see Mount
Fuji from the 100-metre high observation
On December 25
, Marine Tower temporarily shut its doors. Then the
city of Yokohama took over ownership, to restore it. After the
renovations, Marine Tower was reopened on May
, in time for the city's 150th
Image:Hikawamaru and Marine tower.jpgImage:Yokohama Marine