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Chiba Port Tower
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千葉ポートタワーです。

地上125mなので、東京スカイツリーのおよそ5分の1といったところでしょうか。

こう見えても4階建てで、1階はチケット売り場と売店、2階は地上105mの展望室、3階は地上109mの展望喫茶店、4階は地上113mの展望室です。

このタワーの他に、人工の砂浜、大きな芝生の公園などがあります。駐車場が無料なので、お金を使わずに休日をのんびり過ごすには良いところかも知れません。

撮影日:2011年1月9日日曜日

Panasonic GF-1, 8mm Fisheye, NN3

Copyright: Ken Ichikawa
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 08/01/2011
Uploaded: 10/01/2011
Updated: 08/03/2015
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