Yokohama Marine Tower was featured in Toho's kaiju classic Ghidrah the Three-Headed Monster (1964). Photo by Brett Homenick.
A closeup shot of Yokohama Marine Tower's observation deck. Photo by Brett Homenick.
The tower was completed in 1961, making it quite new when it was selected for destruction in the Godzilla series.
Godzilla fans from all over the world enjoy coming to Japan to get a firsthand look at some of the real-life places used in their favorite monster movies. Surprisingly, though, this one is often overlooked. It's certainly more impressive (and relevant) than some of the other locations that sometimes get highlighted.
Be sure to add Yokohama Marine Tower to your next trip's itinerary!