List of tallest structures in Japan

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A comparison of Japan's five tallest buildings

Overview[edit]

Unlike other Asian countries with supertall skyscrapers exceeding 400 meters in height, Japan's skyscrapers are relatively shorter. Construction is difficult due to the high cost of labor and construction material; all buildings above 50 meters must also be as earthquake-proof as possible and adhere to other strict structural standards.

Tallest buildings[edit]

This list ranks Japanese skyscrapers that stand at least 190 metres (623 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This height includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed. Existing partially habitable structures are included for comparison purposes; however, they are not ranked.

Rank Name Image Height
m (ft)
Floors Year Coordinates City Notes
01.0 Tokyo Skytree[A] 634 (2,080) 32 2012 Tokyo
02.0 Tokyo Tower[A] 333 (1,091) 7 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 (Abeno Harukas) Osaka Tallest building in Osaka Prefecture[1][2][3] and the tallest building in Keihanshin
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 and the tallest building in the Greater Tokyo Area; tallest building completed in Japan in the 1990s[4][5][6]
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 [7][8][9]
06.03= Rinku Gate Tower Building 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 [10][11][12]
07.05 Toranomon Hills Toranomon Hills 256 (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[13][14][15]
08.06 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[16][17][18]
09.07 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[19][20][21]
10.08 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 [22][23][24]
11.09 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[25][26][27]
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[28][29][30]
13.010= 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; 272 m (892 ft) pinnacle height (including antenna); Tallest building in Tokyo by pinnacle height; 3rd-tallest building in Japan by pinnacle height[31][32][33]
14.012 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 [34][35][36]
15.013 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 [37][38][39]
16.0 Fukuoka Tower[A] 234 (768) 5 1989 Fukuoka
17.014 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 [40][41][42]
18.015 Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower Roppongi Grand Tawer1.JPG 231 (758) 40 2016 35°39′52.56″N 139°44′15.58″E / 35.6646000°N 139.7376611°E / 35.6646000; 139.7376611 (Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower) Tokyo [43][44][45]
19.016 Shibuya Scramble Square 228 (749) 47 2019 35°39′30″N 139°42′8″E / 35.65833°N 139.70222°E / 35.65833; 139.70222 (Shibuya Scramble Square) Tokyo [46][47][48]
20.017 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 [49][50]
21.018 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 [51][52][53]
22.019 Shinjuku Center Building 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 [54][55][56]
23.020 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 [57][58][59]
24.021 Shiodome City Center 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 [60][61][62]
25.0 G1TOWER[A] 213 (700) 9 2010 Hitachinaka
26.022= 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 [63][64][65]
27.022= 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 Tallest building in Shizuoka Prefecture[66][67]
28.024 The Tower Yokohama Kitanaka 212 (695) 58 2020 35°27′5″N 139°38′9″E / 35.45139°N 139.63583°E / 35.45139; 139.63583 (The Tower Yokohama Kitanaka) Yokohama [68][69][70]
29.025 JR Gate Tower 211 (693) 46 2016 35°10′19.5″N 136°52′58″E / 35.172083°N 136.88278°E / 35.172083; 136.88278 (JR Gate Tower) Nagoya [71][72][73]
30.026 Shinjuku Sumitomo Building 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 [74][75][76]
31.0 Toshima Incineration Plant[A] 210 (689) 11 1999 Tokyo
32.027= Shinjuku Nomura Building Ground-level view of a white, rectangular, window-dotted high-rise; one side is vertically bisected 209 (686) 50 1978 35°41′35″N 139°41′43″E / 35.69306°N 139.69528°E / 35.69306; 139.69528 (Shinjuku Nomura Building) Tokyo [77][78][79]
33.027= 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[80][81]
34.027= The Park House Nishishinjuku Tower 60 209 (686) 60 2017 35°41′37.75″N 139°41′12″E / 35.6938194°N 139.68667°E / 35.6938194; 139.68667 (The Park House Nishishinjuku Tower 60) Tokyo [82][83][84]
35.030 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 [85][86]
36.031= 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 [87][88][89]
37.031= 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 [90][91][92]
38.031= Akasaka Intercity AIR 205 (673) 37 2017 35°40′11.5″N 139°44′31″E / 35.669861°N 139.74194°E / 35.669861; 139.74194 (Akasaka Intercity AIR) Tokyo [93][94][95]
39.034= 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[96][97][98]
40.034= 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 [99]
41.036 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 [100][101][102]
42.037= 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 200 (656) 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 [103][104][105]
43.037= 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 [106][107]
44.037= Osaka Bay Tower 200 (656) 51 1993 34°40′9″N 135°27′40″E / 34.66917°N 135.46111°E / 34.66917; 135.46111 (Osaka Bay Tower) Osaka [108][109]
45.037= 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 [110][111]
46.037= Yomiuri Shimbun Tokyo Headquarters 200 (656) 33 2013 35°41′7.5″N 139°45′56″E / 35.685417°N 139.76556°E / 35.685417; 139.76556 (Yomiuri Shimbun Tokyo Headquarters) Tokyo [112][113][114]
47.037= Otemachi Tower 200 (655) 38 2013 35°41′7.5″N 139°45′56″E / 35.685417°N 139.76556°E / 35.685417; 139.76556 (Otemachi Tower) Tokyo [115][116][117]
48.037= JP Tower Nagoya 200 (655) 40 2015 35°10′21″N 136°52′56″E / 35.17250°N 136.88222°E / 35.17250; 136.88222 (JP Tower Nagoya) Nagoya
49.037= Otemachi One Tower 200 (656) 39 2020 35°41′16.5″N 139°45′47.5″E / 35.687917°N 139.763194°E / 35.687917; 139.763194 (Otemachi One Tower) Tokyo [118][119]
50.045 Nakanoshima Festival Tower Nakanoshima Festival Tower Osaka Japan01.jpg 199 (653) 39 2012 34°41′36.7″N 135°29′48.3″E / 34.693528°N 135.496750°E / 34.693528; 135.496750 (Nakanoshima Festival Tower East) Osaka [120][121][122]
51.046 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 [123][124][125]
52.047 KEPCO Headquarters 196 (641) 41 2004 34°41′34″N 135°29′33.5″E / 34.69278°N 135.492639°E / 34.69278; 135.492639 (KEPCO Headquarters) Osaka [126][127][128]
53.048= 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 [129][130][131]
54.048= 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 [132][133][134]
55.048= 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 [135][136][137]
56.051 Sanno 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 [138][139][140]
57.052 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 [141][142][143]
58.053= 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 [144][145][146]
59.053= 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 [147][148][149]
60.053= 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 [150]
61.056= Tomihisa Cross Comfort Tower Tomihisa Cross Comfort Tower 191 (628) 55 2015 35°41′31″N 139°42′50.3″E / 35.69194°N 139.713972°E / 35.69194; 139.713972 (Tomihisa Cross Comfort Tower) Tokyo [151][152][153]
62.056= Tokyo Midtown Hibiya 191 (628) 35 2018 35°40′25″N 139°45′32.8″E / 35.67361°N 139.759111°E / 35.67361; 139.759111 (Tokyo Midtown Hibiya) Tokyo [154][155]
63.058= 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 [156][157]
64.058= 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 [158][159][160]
65.058= City Tower Kobe Sannomiya 190 (623) 54 2013 34°41′47.7″N 135°11′53.4″E / 34.696583°N 135.198167°E / 34.696583; 135.198167 (City Tower Kobe Sannomiya) Kobe [161][162][163]

* 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[164][165]
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[166][167]
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 [168]
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 Miyazaki
05.05 Otakadoya-yama Transmitter Antenna 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 [169]
06.06 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[170]
7.07 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[171][172]
07.08 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 2 towers
08.08 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 [173]
09.010 Chita Thermal Power Station Units 1–4 220 (722) 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 [174]
10.011 G1TOWER 213 (700) 2010 36°24′08.08″N 140°30′49.99″E / 36.4022444°N 140.5138861°E / 36.4022444; 140.5138861 (G1TOWER) elevator research tower Ibaraki Tallest elevator research tower in the world[175]
12.013 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 Tokyo Tallest incinerator chimney in the world[176]

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[177]
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[178]
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[177]
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[179]
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[180]
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[181]
3rd Marcus Island LORAN-C transmission mast 213 (699) 2000 2010 guyed mast Marcus Island 24°17′8.7″N 153°58′52″E / 24.285750°N 153.98111°E / 24.285750; 153.98111 (Marcus Island LORAN-C transmitter) Dismantled[182]

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 190 metres (623 ft). Any buildings that have been topped out but are not completed are also included.

Name Height
m (ft)
Floors Year City Notes
Toranomon Azabudai Project Building A 325 (1068) 64 2023 Tokyo Construction started in 2019, tallest building in Japan
Toranomon Hills Station Tower 266 (872) 49 2023 Tokyo Construction started in 2019
Toranomon Azabudai Project Building B-1 263 (863) 64 2023 Tokyo Construction started in 2019
Yaesu 2-Chōme North District Redevelopment 240 (787) 45 2022 Tokyo Construction started in 2018
Toranomon Azabudai Project Building B-2 237 (778) 54 2023 Tokyo Construction started in 2019
Shinjuku Tokyu Milano Site Redevelopment 225 (738) 40 2022 Tokyo Construction started in 2019
Toranomon Hills Residential Tower* 222 (728) 56 2020 Tokyo Construction started in 2017
Tokiwabashi District Redevelopment Project Tower A 212 (696) 38 2021 Tokyo Construction started in 2018
Tokyo PortCity Takeshiba Office Tower* 208 (685) 40 2021 Tokyo Construction started in 2016
Hamamatsucho Station West Entrance District Development Tower A-3 197 (647) 39 2021 Tokyo Construction started in 2017

* Indicates buildings that are still under construction but have been topped out.

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
Sky Mile Tower 1,700 (5,577) 250+ 2045 Next Tokyo
Tokiwabashi District Redevelopment Project Building B 390 (1,280) 61 2027 Tokyo Construction by Mitsubishi Estate is planned to start in 2023[183]
W350 Project 350 (1,148) 70 2041 Tokyo Sumitomo plans to build world's tallest wooden building[184]
Nihonbashi 1-Chōme Center District Tower 287 (941) 49 2025 Tokyo
Yumeshima Station Tower 250 (820) 55 2025 Osaka
Front of Tokyo Station Yaesu Higashi District Redevelopment Project 250 (820) 54 2023 Tokyo Construction is planned to start in 2021
Yaesu 2-Chōme Center District Redevelopment Project 240 (787) 46 2025 Tokyo
Nishi-Shinjuku 3-Chōme Redevelopment 235 (771) 65 2026 Tokyo
Shibaura 1-Chōme South Tower 235 (771) 47 2029 Tokyo
Shibaura 1-Chōme North Tower 235 (771) 46 2024 Tokyo
Yaesu 1-Chōme North District Tower 235 (771) 43 2035 Tokyo
Akasaka 2-Chōme Project 210 (689) 45 2024 Tokyo
Hamamatsucho Station West District Redevelopment Project A-1 Tower 200 (656) 42 2024 Tokyo Construction is planned to start in 2020
World Trade Center Building 200 (656) 37 2024 Tokyo
Nisiki 3-Chōme Tower 200 (656) 36 2026 Nagoya
Higashi Takashima District C-2 B Tower 195 (639) 52 2025 Yokohama
Doutou 2-Chōme Plan 195 (639) 49 2024 Osaka
Umeda Tower Project 192 (629) 56 2022 Osaka
Umeda Twin Towers South 189 (620) 53 2022 Osaka
Umeda 3-Chōme Plan 188 (616) 39 2023 Osaka
Nihon Ika Campus Musasikosugi North Tower 180 (616) 50 2026 Kawasaki
Nihon Ika Campus Musasikosugi South Tower 180 (616) 50 2026 Kawasaki
Higashi Takashima District C-1 Tower 180 (616) 47 2025 Yokohama
Mitsukoshi Nagoya Tower 180 (616) 34 2029 Nagoya
Meitetsu Nagoya Station Building 180 (616) 30 2027 Nagoya

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 [185]
Five-storied Pagoda at Tō-ji 1923–1936 55 (180) 5 Kyoto
National Diet Building 1936–1964 65 (215) 9 Tokyo [186]
Hotel New Otani Tokyo 1964–1968 72 (237) 17 Tokyo [187]
Kasumigaseki Building 1968–1970 156 (512) 36 Tokyo [188]
Tokyo World Trade Center Building 1970–1971 163 (533) 40 Tokyo [189]
Keio Plaza Hotel North Tower 1971–1974 180 (589) 47 Tokyo [190]
Shinjuku Sumitomo Building 1974–1974 210 (690) 52 Tokyo [74]
Shinjuku Mitsui Building 1974–1978 225 (738) 55 Tokyo [51]
Sunshine 60 1978–1990 240 (786) 60 Tokyo [28]
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building 1990–1993 243 (797) 48 Tokyo [25]
Yokohama Landmark Tower 1993–2012 296 (970) 70 Yokohama [4]
Abenobashi Terminal Building 2012–present 300 (984) 60 Osaka [191]

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