Fukuoka TowerMomochi , Sawara Area
This tower of 234 meters above sea level is the tallest beach tower in Japan. This symbolic building of Fukuoka’s western subcenter, covered by as many as 8000 half-mirrors and boasting a sharp appearance with its triangular structure, is known by the name of Mirror Sail. The panoramic view of Fukuoka city from the observation room on the 5th floor of 123 meters high is fantastic. The room is equipped with up-to-date telescopes. Come seasons of Tanabata (traditional star festival) or Christmas, the tower romantically decorates the night view of the city with illumination lights on its half mirrors. On the first floor are shops of local specialties such as Hakata’s traditional confections or mentaiko (cod ovum), an eat-in cafe and a European style restaurant.