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Fukuoka Tower affords a superb view of the city. Its shadow can be seen falling across the frame at right.

"Fukuoka Tower (福岡タワー, Fukuoka Tawā?) is a 234 metre tall tower located in the Momochihama area of Fukuoka, Japan. It is the tallest seaside tower in Japan. Fukuoka Tower was started in 1989 and finished in 1991; taking a total of 14 months to build with a cost of ¥6,000,000,000. It was designed by Nikken Sekkei. It was built on reclaimed land out of Hakata bay.

Fukuoka Tower has three observation decks; one at 116m, a café/lounge deck at 120m and the highest at 123 metres above the ground. The tower also has a triangular cross-section which is covered with 8000 half-mirrors. Because of this, it has been given the nickname 'Mirror Sail'."

Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukuoka_Tower

"Part of the Momochi area redevelopment, this beach is entirely artificial - but it is conveniently located in front of Fukuoka Tower. There is a sheltered swimming area in front. Gets packed on summer weekends. A small diamond shaped pier known as "Maruzon" juts out half way down the beaches length." Source Kyushu.com

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