List of tallest structures in Japan

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Tallest buildings[edit]

This list ranks Japanese skyscrapers that stand at least 180 metres (591 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This height includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. Existing partially habitable structures are included for ranking purposes based on present height.

Rank Name Image Height
m (ft)
Floors Year Coordinates City Notes
01.0 Tokyo Skytree[A] 634 (2,080) 208 2012 Tokyo
02.0 Tokyo Tower[A] 333 (1,091) 109 1958 Tokyo
03.01 Abeno Harukas 300 (984) 60 2014 34°38′45″N 135°30′48″E / 34.64583°N 135.51333°E / 34.64583; 135.51333 (Yokohama Landmark Tower) Osaka The tallest building in Japan[1][2][3]
04.02 Yokohama Landmark Tower 296 (970) 70 1993 35°27′17″N 139°37′54″E / 35.45472°N 139.63167°E / 35.45472; 139.63167 (Yokohama Landmark Tower) Yokohama Tallest building in Kanagawa Prefecture; Tallest building completed in Japan in the 1990s[4][5]
05.03= Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building 256 (840) 55 1995 34°38′18″N 135°24′54″E / 34.63833°N 135.41500°E / 34.63833; 135.41500 (Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building) Osaka Tallest building in Osaka until 2014[6][7]
06.03= Rinku Gate Tower 256 (840) 56 1996 34°24′40″N 135°18′0″E / 34.41111°N 135.30000°E / 34.41111; 135.30000 (Rinku Gate Tower) Izumisano Tallest building in Osaka Prefecture[8][9]
07.05 Toranomon Hills Toranomon Hills 255.5 (838) 57 2014 35°40′00″N 139°44′58″E / 35.66667°N 139.74944°E / 35.66667; 139.74944 (Toranomon Hills) Tokyo Tallest building in Tokyo
07.06 Midtown Tower Ground-level view of a rectangular, glass high-rise; a smaller, circular building is in the foreground 248 (814) 54 2007 35°39′59″N 139°43′54″E / 35.66639°N 139.73167°E / 35.66639; 139.73167 (Midtown Tower) Tokyo Tallest building completed in Japan in the 2000s[10][11][12]
08.07 Midland Square 247 (810) 47 2007 35°10′14″N 136°53′06″E / 35.17056°N 136.88500°E / 35.17056; 136.88500 (Midland Square) Nagoya Tallest building in Aichi Prefecture[13][14]
09.08 JR Central Office Tower 245 (804) 51 2000 35°10′15.6″N 136°52′57″E / 35.171000°N 136.88250°E / 35.171000; 136.88250 (JR Central Office Tower) Nagoya [15][16]
10.09 Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building No. 1 Ground-level view of a grey, window-dotted high-rise; as the building rises, two towers break off on both sides 243 (797) 48 1991 35°41′22″N 139°41′29.5″E / 35.68944°N 139.691528°E / 35.68944; 139.691528 (Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building No. 1) Tokyo Tallest building completed in Tokyo in the 1990s[17][18][19]
11.010= NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building Ground-level view of a brown, rectangular high-rise; as it rises, it terraces to a point and a white and an orange antenna rises from the top. A clock is located on one side of the building. 240 (787) 27 2000 35°41′3.7″N 139°42′11.7″E / 35.684361°N 139.703250°E / 35.684361; 139.703250 (NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building) Tokyo Tallest false clock tower in the world; Tallest building in Tokyo by pinnacle height (including antenna); 2nd-tallest building in Japan by pinnacle height (including antenna)[20][21][22]
12.010= Sunshine 60 Ground-level view of a gray, rectangular high-rise lined with columns of windows 240 (786) 60 1978 35°43′46.5″N 139°43′4″E / 35.729583°N 139.71778°E / 35.729583; 139.71778 (Sunshine 60) Tokyo Tallest building completed in Japan in the 1970s[23][24][25]
13.012 Roppongi Hills Mori Tower Aerial view of a gray, oval-shaped high-rise lined with rows of windows; the facade is bisected by a smaller midsection 238 (781) 54 2003 35°39′38″N 139°43′45″E / 35.66056°N 139.72917°E / 35.66056; 139.72917 (Roppongi Hills Mori Tower) Tokyo [26][27][28]
14.013 Shinjuku Park Tower Aerial view of a beige high-rise lined with rows of windows; the building is composed of three adjoined towers of differing heights 235 (771) 52 1994 35°41′8″N 139°41′27.4″E / 35.68556°N 139.690944°E / 35.68556; 139.690944 (Shinjuku Park Tower) Tokyo [29][30][31]
15.014 Tokyo Opera City Tower Mid-level view of a white, window-dotted, rectangular high-rise; the corners are cut and made of glass 234 (769) 54 1996 35°40′58″N 139°41′12.6″E / 35.68278°N 139.686833°E / 35.68278; 139.686833 (Tokyo Opera City Tower) Tokyo [32][33][34]
16.0 Fukuoka Tower[A] 234 (768) 5 1989 Fukuoka Tallest structure in Fukuoka Prefecture; Tallest structure completed in Japan in the 1980s[35][36]
17.015 JR Central Hotel Tower 226 (741) 53 2000 35°10′12.3″N 136°52′58.8″E / 35.170083°N 136.883000°E / 35.170083; 136.883000 (JR Central Hotel Tower) Nagoya [37][38]
18.016 Shinjuku Mitsui Building Ground-level view of a black, rectangular high-rise. its glass facades are highly reflective and the smaller facade is bisected by black, inset, crisscrossed beams 224 (734) 55 1974 35°41′30.8″N 139°41′38″E / 35.691889°N 139.69389°E / 35.691889; 139.69389 (Shinjuku Mitsui Building) Tokyo [39][40][41]
19.017 Shinjuku Center Building Ground-level view of a brown, rectangular high-rise; the window placement creates several horizontal bands on one side and one vertical stripe on the other 223 (732) 54 1979 35°41′30.5″N 139°41′43″E / 35.691806°N 139.69528°E / 35.691806; 139.69528 (Shinjuku Center Building) Tokyo [42][43][44]
20.018 Saint Luke's Tower Ground-level view of two blueish-grey buildings connected by an enclosed corridor near the top of the buildings 221 (724) 47 1994 35°40′.4″N 139°46′44″E / 35.666778°N 139.77889°E / 35.666778; 139.77889 (Saint Luke's Tower) Tokyo [45][46][47]
21.019 Shiodome City Center Ground-level view of a high-rise's green, curved, reflective glass facade; it is bisected by a vertical groove 216 (708) 43 2003 35°39′55″N 139°45′40.5″E / 35.66528°N 139.761250°E / 35.66528; 139.761250 (Shiodome City Center) Tokyo [48][49][50]
22.020= Dentsu Building Ground-level view of a thin high-rises's curved, glass facade 213 (700) 48 2002 35°39′52.7″N 139°45′46″E / 35.664639°N 139.76278°E / 35.664639; 139.76278 (Dentsu Building) Tokyo [51][52][53]
23.020= Act Tower 213 (699) 45 1994 34°42′20.5″N 137°44′14″E / 34.705694°N 137.73722°E / 34.705694; 137.73722 (Act Tower) Hamamatsu [54][55]
24.022 Shinjuku Sumitomo Building Aerial view of a gray, triangular, window-dotted high-rise 210 (690) 52 1974 35°41′28.7″N 139°41′33″E / 35.691306°N 139.69250°E / 35.691306; 139.69250 (Shinjuku Sumitomo Building) Tokyo [56][57][58]
25.0 Toshima Incineration Plant[A] 210 (689) 11 1999 Tokyo Tallest incinerator chimney in the world[59]
26.023 The Kitahama 209 (689) 54 2009 34°41′21″N 135°30′25.5″E / 34.68917°N 135.507083°E / 34.68917; 135.507083 (The Kitahama) Osaka Tallest all-residential building in Japan[60][61]
27.024 Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower 207 (678) 47 2012 35°39′48″N 139°44′33″E / 35.66333°N 139.74250°E / 35.66333; 139.74250 (Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower) Tokyo [62][63]
28.025= GranTokyo North Tower Ground-level view of a glass, rectangular high-rise 205 (672) 43 2007 35°40′40.3″N 139°46′0″E / 35.677861°N 139.76667°E / 35.677861; 139.76667 (GranTokyo North Tower) Tokyo [64][65][66]
29.025= GranTokyo South Tower Mid-level view of a rectangular, glass high-rise; one side is vertically bisected by a section 205 (672) 42 2007 35°40′43″N 139°46′2″E / 35.67861°N 139.76722°E / 35.67861; 139.76722 (GranTokyo South Tower) Tokyo [67][68][69]
30.027= Park City Musashi-Kosugi Mid Sky Tower 204 (668) 59 2009 35°34′29.5″N 139°39′38″E / 35.574861°N 139.66056°E / 35.574861; 139.66056 (Park City Musashi-Kosugi Mid Sky Tower) Kawasaki [70]
31.027= Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower Ground-level view of a blue, glass high-rise. Two opposite sides of the building curve inward until meeting at the top; these sides also have many white stripes haphazardly strewn across them. 204 (668) 50 2008 35°41′30″N 139°41′49″E / 35.69167°N 139.69694°E / 35.69167; 139.69694 (Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower) Tokyo 2nd-tallest educational building in the world[71][72][73]
32.029 Shinjuku Nomura Building Ground-level view of a white, rectangular, window-dotted high-rise; one side is vertically bisected 203 (667) 50 1978 35°41′35″N 139°41′43″E / 35.69306°N 139.69528°E / 35.69306; 139.69528 (Shinjuku Nomura Building) Tokyo [74][75][76]
33.030 Izumi Garden Tower Aerial view of a green, glass high-rise composed of square sections that rise to differing heights 201 (659) 45 2002 35°39′52″N 139°44′23″E / 35.66444°N 139.73972°E / 35.66444; 139.73972 (Izumi Garden Tower) Tokyo [77][78][79]
34.031= X-Tower Osaka Bay 200 (657) 54 2006 34°40′6.5″N 135°27′37″E / 34.668472°N 135.46028°E / 34.668472; 135.46028 (X-Tower Osaka Bay) Osaka [80][81]
35.031= ORC 200 200 (656) 51 1993 34°40′9″N 135°27′40″E / 34.66917°N 135.46111°E / 34.66917; 135.46111 (ORC 200) Osaka [82][83]
36.031= JP Tower Ground-level view of a blue, glass high-rise; the tower sits behind a small, white, stone, window-dotted facade 200 (656) 38 2012 35°40′46.5″N 139°45′53″E / 35.679583°N 139.76472°E / 35.679583; 139.76472 (JP Tower) Tokyo [84][85]
37.034 Shin-Marunouchi Building Ground-level view of a glass, boxy high-rise; it is composed of two sections, the larger of which rises higher than the other 198 (648) 38 2007 35°40′57″N 139°45′51.7″E / 35.68250°N 139.764361°E / 35.68250; 139.764361 (Shin-Marunouchi Building) Tokyo [86][87][88]
38.035= Sumitomo Fudosan Shinjuku Grand Tower Ground-level view of a blue and black, rectangular, glass high-rise; one facade is covered in slightly protruding vertical stripes. 195 (641) 40 2011 35°41′46″N 139°41′26″E / 35.69611°N 139.69056°E / 35.69611; 139.69056 (Nishi-Shinjuku 8-chome Naruko Area Redevelopment) Tokyo [89][90]
39.035= KEPCO Headquarters 195 (640) 41 2004 34°41′34″N 135°29′33.5″E / 34.69278°N 135.492639°E / 34.69278; 135.492639 (KEPCO Headquarters) Osaka [91][92]
40.035= Harumi Island Triton Square Tower X Ground-level view of a three-building complex; each building is white and blue and lined with rows of windows 195 (639) 44 2001 35°39′22.4″N 139°46′57″E / 35.656222°N 139.78250°E / 35.656222; 139.78250 (Harumi Island Triton Square Tower X) Tokyo [93][94][95]
41.035= Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower Ground-level view of a rectangular, glass high-rise; adjoining the high-rise is a stone building featuring columns 195 (639) 39 2005 35°41′13″N 139°46′22.8″E / 35.68694°N 139.773000°E / 35.68694; 139.773000 (Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower) Tokyo [96][97][98]
42.039 Sannō Park Tower Ground-level view of a boxy, gray high-rise 194 (638) 44 2000 35°40′23″N 139°44′25″E / 35.67306°N 139.74028°E / 35.67306; 139.74028 (Sannō Park Tower) Tokyo [99][100][101]
43.040= Sompo Japan Building Ground-level view of a thin, brown and white high-rise; the two wider sides curve and flair out as they near the bottom 193 (633) 43 1976 35°41′33.8″N 139°41′46″E / 35.692722°N 139.69611°E / 35.692722; 139.69611 (Sompo Japan Building) Tokyo [102][103][104]
44.040= Nittele Tower Ground-level view of a blue, glass, rectangular high-rise; attached to one side of the building are two structures consisting of poles that run the height of the building 193 (633) 32 2003 35°39′52.7″N 139°45′35.6″E / 35.664639°N 139.759889°E / 35.664639; 139.759889 (Nittele Tower) Tokyo [105][106][107]
45.042= Mid Tower Ground-level view of two similar rectangular high-rises; each building is painted to have curved sections of color on the primarily white facades 192 (631) 58 2008 35°39′21″N 139°46′25″E / 35.65583°N 139.77361°E / 35.65583; 139.77361 (Mid Tower) Tokyo [108][109][110]
46.042= Sea Tower Ground-level view of two similar rectangular high-rises; each building is painted to have curved sections of color on the primarily white facades 192 (631) 58 2008 35°39′17.6″N 139°46′29.3″E / 35.654889°N 139.774806°E / 35.654889; 139.774806 (Sea Tower) Tokyo [111][112][113]
47.042= Kachidoki View Tower Ground-level view of a white, rectangular high-rise; the corners are cut and balconies form horizontal stripes up the height of the tower 192 (631) 55 2010 35°39′33.8″N 139°46′35.8″E / 35.659389°N 139.776611°E / 35.659389; 139.776611 (Kachidoki View Tower) Tokyo [114]
48.045= Acty Shiodome Aerial view of a brown and beige, rectangular, window-dotted high-rise 190 (624) 56 2004 35°39′29.5″N 139°45′31″E / 35.658194°N 139.75861°E / 35.658194; 139.75861 (Acty Shiodome) Tokyo [115][116][117]
49.045= Herbis Osaka 190 (623) 40 1997 34°41′55″N 135°29′34.5″E / 34.69861°N 135.492917°E / 34.69861; 135.492917 (HERBIS Osaka) Osaka [118][119]
50.047= Shinjuku I-Land Tower Ground-level view of a blue, glass, rectangular high-rise lined with rows of windows; a small circular pad sits atop the building 189 (621) 44 1995 35°41′36″N 139°41′35.5″E / 35.69333°N 139.693194°E / 35.69333; 139.693194 (Shinjuku I-Land Tower) Tokyo [120][121][122]
51.047= Owl Tower Ground-level view of a rectangular, window-dotted high-rise; the facades are tri-colored with white, beige and gray areas 189 (621) 52 2011 35°43′38″N 139°43′11″E / 35.72722°N 139.71972°E / 35.72722; 139.71972 (Owl Tower) Tokyo [123][124]
52.049 Atago Green Hills Mori Tower Aerial view of a glass, window-dotted high rise; the corners are cut near the top 187 (613) 42 2001 35°39′43″N 139°44′55″E / 35.66194°N 139.74861°E / 35.66194; 139.74861 (Atago Green Hills Mori Tower) Tokyo [125][126][127]
53.050 Umeda Hankyu Building 187 (614) 41 2010 34°42′9″N 135°29′56″E / 34.70250°N 135.49889°E / 34.70250; 135.49889 (Umeda Hankyu Building) Osaka [128][129]
54.051 Elsa Tower 55 186 (610) 55 1998 35°47′48.5″N 139°43′54″E / 35.796806°N 139.73167°E / 35.796806; 139.73167 (Elsa Tower 55) Kawaguchi [130][131]
55.052= Cerulean Tower Ground-level view of a beige, multi-faceted, window-dotted high-rise 184 (604) 41 2001 35°39′22.8″N 139°41′58.7″E / 35.656333°N 139.699639°E / 35.656333; 139.699639 (Cerulean Tower) Tokyo [132][133][134]
56.052= Sumitomo Real Estate Shinjuku Oak Tower Ground-level view of a blue, glass high-rise; a circular pad sits atop the structure 184 (603) 38 2002 35°41′38″N 139°41′26.3″E / 35.69389°N 139.690639°E / 35.69389; 139.690639 (Shinjuku Oak Tower) Tokyo [135][136][137]
57.054= Makuhari Prince Hotel 183 (601) 49 1995 35°38′39″N 140°02′13″E / 35.64417°N 140.03694°E / 35.64417; 140.03694 (Makuhari Prince Hotel) Chiba [138][139]
58.054= Shibuya Hikarie Ground-level view of a blue, glass high-rise; it is divided into three distinct sections along its height 183 (599) 34 2012 35°39′32″N 139°42′12″E / 35.65889°N 139.70333°E / 35.65889; 139.70333 (Shibuya Hikarie) Tokyo [140][141]
59.0 Nagoya TV Tower[A] 180 (591) 5 1954 Nagoya [142][143]
60.056= NEC Supertower Ground-level view of a light blue high-rise; one flat facade is bisected by a column of glass, while the adjacent facades angle in at several points until they meet at a point at the top 180 (591) 44 1990 35°38′58″N 139°44′53″E / 35.64944°N 139.74806°E / 35.64944; 139.74806 (NEC Supertower) Tokyo [144][145][146]
61.056= Century Park Tower Ground-level view of an orange and white, rectangular, window-dotted high-rise 180 (591) 54 1999 35°40′13.7″N 139°47′9″E / 35.670472°N 139.78583°E / 35.670472; 139.78583 (Century Park Tower) Tokyo [147][148][149]
62.056= Nagoya Lucent Tower 180 (591) 40 2007 35°10′30″N 136°52′52.5″E / 35.17500°N 136.881250°E / 35.17500; 136.881250 (Nagoya Lucent Tower) Nagoya [150][151]
63.056= JA Building Ground-level view of a brown, rectangular, window-dotted high-rise; there are darker square patches placed randomly along the building's facades 180 (591) 37 2009 35°41′19.4″N 139°45′46.7″E / 35.688722°N 139.762972°E / 35.688722; 139.762972 (JA Building) Tokyo [152]
64.056= Sendai Trust Tower 180 (591) 37 2010 38°15′23″N 140°52′34″E / 38.25639°N 140.87611°E / 38.25639; 140.87611 (Sendai Trust Tower) Sendai Tallest building in Miyagi Prefecture[153]
65.056= Park City Toyosu Building A Ground-level view of a white, orange and green rectangular high-rise; its balconies form horizontal stripes up the height of the tower 180 (590) 52 2008 35°39′30″N 139°47′28.7″E / 35.65833°N 139.791306°E / 35.65833; 139.791306 (Park City Toyosu Building A) Tokyo [154][155][156]
66.056= Keio Plaza Hotel North Tower Aerial view of a white, rectangular high-rise lined with rows of windows 180 (589) 47 1971 35°41′23.5″N 139°41′40″E / 35.689861°N 139.69444°E / 35.689861; 139.69444 (Keio Plaza Hotel North Tower) Tokyo [157][158][159]
* Indicates buildings that are still under construction but have been topped out.
= Indicates buildings that have the same rank because they have the same height.
A. ^ This structure is not a fully habitable building, but is included in this list for comparative purposes. Per a ruling by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, freestanding observation towers or chimneys are not considered to be buildings, as they are not fully habitable structures.

Tallest structures[edit]

This list ranks Japanese structures that stand at least 210 metres (689 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This height includes spires, architectural details and antenna masts.

Rank Name Image Height
m (ft)
Year Coordinates Structure type Prefecture Notes
1 Tokyo Skytree* 634 (2,080) 2011 35°42′36.5″N 139°48′39″E / 35.710139°N 139.81083°E / 35.710139; 139.81083 (Tokyo Skytree) lattice tower Tokyo Tallest tower in the world[160][161]
2 Tokyo Tower The orange and white lattice frame of Tokyo Tower rises up in front of a clear, blue sky. 333 (1,091) 1958 35°39′31″N 139°44′44″E / 35.65861°N 139.74556°E / 35.65861; 139.74556 (Tokyo Tower) lattice tower Tokyo Tallest free-standing steel structure in the world; 23rd-tallest tower in the world[162][163]
03.03 Akashi Kaikyō Bridge 298 (979) 1998 34°37′26″N 135°1′38″E / 34.62389°N 135.02722°E / 34.62389; 135.02722 (Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, Tower North) ; 34°36′34″N 135°0′53″E / 34.60944°N 135.01472°E / 34.60944; 135.01472 (Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, Tower South) bridge pylon Hyogo [164]
04.04 Ebino VLF transmitter 270 (886) 1991 32°4′36″N 130°49′33″E / 32.07667°N 130.82583°E / 32.07667; 130.82583 (Ebino VLF transmitter, Mast 1) ; 32°4′54″N 130°49′30″E / 32.08167°N 130.82500°E / 32.08167; 130.82500 (Ebino VLF transmitter, Mast 2) ; 32°5′11″N 130°49′27″E / 32.08639°N 130.82417°E / 32.08639; 130.82417 (Ebino VLF transmitter, Mast 3) ; 32°5′29″N 130°49′23″E / 32.09139°N 130.82306°E / 32.09139; 130.82306 (Ebino VLF transmitter, Mast 4) ; 32°5′32″N 130°49′44″E / 32.09222°N 130.82889°E / 32.09222; 130.82889 (Ebino VLF transmitter, Mast 5) ; 32°5′14″N 130°49′47″E / 32.08722°N 130.82972°E / 32.08722; 130.82972 (Ebino VLF transmitter, Mast 6) ; 32°4′56″N 130°49′50″E / 32.08222°N 130.83056°E / 32.08222; 130.83056 (Ebino VLF transmitter, Mast 7) ; 32°4′39″N 130°49′54″E / 32.07750°N 130.83167°E / 32.07750; 130.83167 (Ebino VLF transmitter, Mast 8) guyed mast Ebino
05.04 Otakadoya-yama Transmitter 250 (820) 1999 37°22′21.5″N 140°50′55.8″E / 37.372639°N 140.848833°E / 37.372639; 140.848833 (Otakadoya-yama Transmitter) guyed mast Fukushima [165]
06.05 NHK Shobu-Kuki Transmitter Main Mast 240 (787) 1982 36°04′21″N 139°37′25.2″E / 36.07250°N 139.623667°E / 36.07250; 139.623667 (NHK Shobu-Kuki Transmitter Main Mast) guyed mast Saitama Replaced the dismantled NHK Kawaguchi Transmitter[166]
7.06 Fukuoka Tower 234 (768) 1989 33°35′35.7″N 130°21′5.3″E / 33.593250°N 130.351472°E / 33.593250; 130.351472 (Fukuoka Tower) observation tower Fukuoka Tallest structure in Fukuoka Prefecture; Tallest structure completed in Japan in the 1980s[35][36]
07.07= Chūshi Powerline Crossing 226 (741) 1962 34°19′55.8″N 132°59′3.3″E / 34.332167°N 132.984250°E / 34.332167; 132.984250 (Chūshi Powerline Crossing, Tower North) ; 34°18′42.8″N 132°59′32.2″E / 34.311889°N 132.992278°E / 34.311889; 132.992278 (Chūshi Powerline Crossing, Tower South) Electricity pylon Hiroshima Prefecture 2 towers
08.07= Tatara Bridge 226 (741) 1999 34°15′32″N 133°3′35″E / 34.25889°N 133.05972°E / 34.25889; 133.05972 (Tatara Bridge, Tower West) ; 34°15′38″N 133°4′10″E / 34.26056°N 133.06944°E / 34.26056; 133.06944 (Tatara Bridge, Tower East) bridge pylon Ehime [167]
9.09 Osaki Channel Crossing Yoshina 223 (732) 1997 34°18′19.6″N 132°52′29.1″E / 34.305444°N 132.874750°E / 34.305444; 132.874750 (Osaki Channel Crossing, Tower North); 34°17′15.3″N 132°53′1.7″E / 34.287583°N 132.883806°E / 34.287583; 132.883806 (Osaki Channel Crossing, Tower South) Electricity pylon 2 towers, part of a powerline span with 2145 metres length
10.010 Chita Thermal Power Station Units 1–4 220 (722) 34°59′7.2″N 136°50′41.6″E / 34.985333°N 136.844889°E / 34.985333; 136.844889 (Chita Thermal Power Station) ; 34°59′11.7″N 136°50′33.2″E / 34.986583°N 136.842556°E / 34.986583; 136.842556 (Chita Thermal Power Station) chimney Aichi [168]
11.011 Marcus Island LORAN-C transmitter 213 (699) 2000 24°17′8.7″N 153°58′52″E / 24.285750°N 153.98111°E / 24.285750; 153.98111 (Marcus Island LORAN-C transmitter) guyed mast Tokyo [169]
12.012 Toshima Incineration Plant 210 (689) 1999 35°44′3.6″N 139°42′50″E / 35.734333°N 139.71389°E / 35.734333; 139.71389 (Toshima Incineration Plant) chimney Toshima Tallest incinerator chimney in the world[59]

Demolished or destroyed structures[edit]

Name Height
m (ft)
Year
built
Year
destroyed
Structure type Location Coordinates Notes
Iwo Jima LORAN-C transmission mast 412 (1,350) 1963 1965 Guyed mast Iwo Jima 24°48′08″N 141°19′32″E / 24.80222°N 141.32556°E / 24.80222; 141.32556 (Iwo Jima LORAN-C transmitter) Collapsed and replaced[170]
1st Marcus Island LORAN-C transmission mast 412 (1,350) 1964 1985 Guyed mast Marcus Island 24°17′08.79″N 153°58′52.2″E / 24.2857750°N 153.981167°E / 24.2857750; 153.981167 (Marcus Island LORAN-C transmitter) Dismantled and replaced by smaller one[171]
2nd Iwo Jima LORAN-C transmission mast 412 (1,350) 1965 1993 Guyed mast Iwo Jima 24°48′08″N 141°19′32″E / 24.80222°N 141.32556°E / 24.80222; 141.32556 (Iwo Jima LORAN-C transmitter) Dismantled[170]
Shushi Wan OMEGA transmitter 389 (1,276) 1973 1998 Guyed mast Tsushima Island 34°36′53.06″N 129°27′13.12″E / 34.6147389°N 129.4536444°E / 34.6147389; 129.4536444 (Omega Navigation System#Shushi-Wan_Omega_Transmitter) Dismantled[172]
NHK Kawaguchi Transmitter 313 (1,026) 1937 1984 Guyed mast Kawaguchi, Saitama 35°49′37″N 139°43′14″E / 35.82694°N 139.72056°E / 35.82694; 139.72056 (NHK Kawaguchi Transmitter, Mast South) ; 35°49′52″N 139°43′12″E / 35.83111°N 139.72000°E / 35.83111; 139.72000 (NHK Kawaguchi Transmitter, Mast North) T-antenna (2 masts); Dismantled[173]
Yosami Transmitting Station 250 (820) 1929 1997 Guyed mast Kariya, Aichi 34°58′20″N 137°00′59″E / 34.97222°N 137.01639°E / 34.97222; 137.01639 (Yosami Transmitting Station) 8 masts, dismantled
2nd Marcus Island LORAN-C transmission mast 213 (700) 1986 2000 Guyed mast Marcus Island 24°17′08.79″N 153°58′52.2″E / 24.2857750°N 153.981167°E / 24.2857750; 153.981167 (Marcus Island LORAN-C transmitter) Dismantled and replaced[174]

Tallest under construction, approved or proposed[edit]

Under construction[edit]

This lists buildings and free-standing structures that are under construction in Japan and are planned to rise at least 180 metres (591 ft). Any buildings that have been topped out but are not completed are also included.

Name Height
m (ft)
Floors Year City Notes
Toranomon Hills* 256 (838) 52 2014 Tokyo Construction started in 2011; When completed, it will be the tallest building in Tokyo[175][176]
Yomiuri Shimbun Tokyo Headquarters 200 (656) 33 2013 Tokyo Construction started in 2011
Ōtemachi 1-6 Plan 200 (655) 38 2014 Tokyo Construction started in 2009[177][178]
Nakanoshima Festival Tower 199 (652) 39 2013 Osaka [179]
Nishi-Tomihisa Redevelopment 191 (628) 55 2015 Tokyo Construction started in 2012[180][181][182]
City Tower Kobe Sannomiya* 190 (623) 54 2013 Kobe Construction started in 2010[179]
Minami-Ikebukuro 2-chome A District Redevelopment 189 (620) 49 2015 Tokyo Construction started in 2012[183]
Grand Front Osaka, Block A Tower 180 (588) 38 2013 Osaka [184][185]
* Indicates buildings that are still under construction but have been topped out.

Approved[edit]

This lists buildings that are approved for construction in Japan and are planned to rise at least 180 metres (591 ft).

Name Height
m (ft)
Floors Year City Notes
Roppongi 3-chome East District Redevelopment 241 (791) 40 2015 Tokyo Construction is planned to start in September 2012
Nagoya Station New Building 211 (693) 46 2015 Nagoya Construction is planned to start in September 2012
Akasaka 1-chome Redevelopment 202 (663) 43 2017 Tokyo Construction is planned to start in December 2013 [186]
Toyosu 2-3 Chome Redevelopment 2-1 Block Tower A 180 (591) 31 2017 Tokyo Construction is planned to start in February 2013
Nihonbashi 2-Chome Redevelopment Block C 180 (591) 35 2018 Tokyo Construction is planned to start in 2013
Prince Hotel Akasaka Redevelopment 180 (591) ? 2016 Tokyo Construction is planned to start in 2013

Proposed[edit]

This lists buildings that are proposed for construction in Japan and are planned to rise at least 180 metres (591 ft).

Name Height
m (ft)
Floors Year City Notes
Shibuya Station New Station building East Tower 230 (755) ? ? Tokyo Construction is planned to start in 2015
Shibuya Station New Station building West Tower 210 (689) ? ? Tokyo Construction is planned to start in 2015
Nishi-Shinjuku 5-chome Centre North District Redevelopment Project 209 (686) 59 2016 Tokyo Construction is planned to start in 2013[187]
Shibuya Station South Block Redevelopment 180 (591) ? 2018 Tokyo Construction is planned to start in 2014

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

Built in 1964 to correspond with the 1964 Summer Olympics, the Hotel New Otani Tokyo was Japan's tallest building until 1968.

This is a list of buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Japan. From its completion in 1958 and until the opening of the Tokyo Skytree in 2011, Tokyo Tower retained the title of tallest structure in Japan, aside from various guyed masts that were built in the 1960s and 1970s, later dismantled in the 1990s.

Name Years as tallest Height
m (ft)
Floors City Reference
Ryōunkaku 1890–1923 69 (225) 12 Tokyo [188]
Five-storied Pagoda at Tō-ji 1923–1936 55 (180) 5 Kyoto
National Diet Building 1936–1964 65 (215) 9 Tokyo [189]
Hotel New Otani Tokyo 1964–1968 72 (237) 17 Tokyo [190]
Kasumigaseki Building 1968–1970 156 (512) 36 Tokyo [191]
Tokyo World Trade Center Building 1970–1971 163 (533) 40 Tokyo [192]
Keio Plaza Hotel North Tower 1971–1974 180 (589) 47 Tokyo [157]
Shinjuku Sumitomo Building 1974–1974 210 (690) 52 Tokyo [56]
Shinjuku Mitsui Building 1974–1978 225 (738) 55 Tokyo [39]
Sunshine 60 1978–1991 240 (786) 60 Tokyo [23]
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building 1991–1993 243 (797) 48 Tokyo [17]
Yokohama Landmark Tower 1993–2012 296 (970) 70 Yokohama [4]
Abenobashi Terminal Building 2012–present 300 (984) 60 Osaka [193]

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