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Chiba Port Tower is a tower located in Chiba Port Park, Chūō-ku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. It is 125.1 m tall and has four stories. It was built in 1986.LocationThe closest station is Chiba-Minato Station on the Keiyō Line and Chiba Urban Monorail. It takes about 15 minutes on foot from the station to Chiba Port Tower. The tower is close to Chiba Central Post Office and Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art.HistoryThe tower opened on June 15, 1986. It was built in commemoration of the population of Chiba Prefecture exceeding five million in 1983. This is because the expansion of the commuter belt to Tokyo and the development of the Keiyō Industrial Zone had caused rapid growth in Chiba Prefecture’s population from 1970s to 1980s.AppearanceThe tower cross-section is lozenge shaped. The size of lozenge is not so large because Chiba Prefecture wanted to emphasize the slimness of the tower. The length of a side of this lozenge is about 15 m. On the outside, the tower is covered with mirrored glass which reflects the sun and makes the tower appear blue in fine weather.Floor guideThe tower has four stories. First, visitors go up to the fourth floor from the first floor by using the elevator. Then they go down to the third floor and the second floor. Finally visitors go down to the first floor from the second floor by using the elevator.The first floor is the entrance. There is a shop that sells goods related to Chiba and an exhibition room that explains the role of Chiba Port. Also, there is a theater and a kid’s room.
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