Meiji Centennial Observation Tower (明治百年記念展望塔) was built in 1971. It is designed as a set of interlinked platforms that look like complex weighing scales from a distance, and while standing on 21.8 meters high, the fact that it juts out into Tokyo Bay with only woodlands and beaches behind means that you have an unobstructed view in all directions. In fact, the observation tower was chosen as one of “Kanto’s 100 Views of Mount Fuji” because on a clear winter’s day the slopes of the mountain can be seen almost 100 kilometers in the distance.

Meiji Centennial Observation Tower is not possible to reach unless you have your own transportation, but while the viewing tower alone might not be worth the journey, the surrounding beaches must be among the best near Tokyo, and poor access by public transport meant that they were far quieter than the likes of Yuigahama in Kamakura.

The viewing tower from the entrance


Looking back out onto Futtsu Park
The long coast of the peninsula
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