Abeno Harukasu

Sightseeing information about Abeno Harukasu in Japan.

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Tokyo has the soaring Tokyo Skytree, and now Osaka has Abeno Harukasu, a 60-story, 300m-high skyscraper opened in spring 2014. This is the highest building in Japan, overtopping Landmark Tower in Yokohama (296m). The name Harukasu is an ancient word used in the Heian period (794-1185) meaning 'to make (people's heart) cheerful'.

The 1.3 billion-yen construction was led by the Kintetsu group, and the building stands above a terminal with railways such as Kintetsu, JR and subways entering into this hub in the south of Osaka City. The 16 lower floors, including underground, are occupied by Kintetsu Department Store, and there are an art museum and a roof garden on the 16th floor and a 360-degree observation deck on the 58-60th floors. Other floors are for Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel and office spaces. This is a must-see when you come to Osaka.

Purposeeasily accessible,couple,Gourmet,fashion,brag,night view,women,family,sightseeing,shopping,let's hang out!
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 17.6km) Google Transit

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4.0a month ago

Pro tip: Go at sunset and stay for the early evening to see the city lights.

Amazing view of Osaka skyline, but this is not the most amazing of cities from above.

The garden on the 40th-something floor is free to access, but it's worth paying to go to the observation deck, which is almost at the very top and provides a 360° view of the city.

At the observation deck there's also a nice and relaxing open air cafe, which is an extra nice place to have a drink due to the view.

It's also possible to access the rooftop, although i would not recommend because it costs an additional fee, the view is not much better and there's strict and constraining safety measures (no pictures less than 2meters from the hedge).

Finally, there's an experience where you get to hang over the hedge strapped by a rope. Looked like a good thrill, but was expensive so I didn't try.

All and all, worth a visit if you like skyline views, especially for seeing the sunset and early night city lights.

5.0a week ago

Night View was awesome! Dining options had a good range of prices, ranging from full meals to bite sized takeaways. The chance to have a window seat is low, if only more tables and chairs were set up by all the windows..

4.0a month ago

Its spectacular only because of its height compared to all the other buildings in Osaka. From the above, Osaka City is just a city, nothing overly spectacular. But its nice just chilling at the sky garden (just 2 floors below the highest floor) where its outdoor and you can feel the breeze.

5.0a week ago

Very tall! Nice view from the observatory. It was raining on the day I went so I wasn't able to do the extreme activity where you go to the top 😞 there is a gift shop at the observatory and restaurants too☺

4.0a month ago

This is the highest building in Japan...
It contains sixty floors (around three hundred metres from the ground)...
On the top of this building you can enjoy an amazing view of Osaka city (I liked the Hanshin Expressway bridges going through buildings and crossing the city)...
There's also a new attraction entertainment that you can enjoy: hanging from the highest point (with special gears) and feel the 300m of hight...
I recommend...

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Go up to the sky observatory at night to enjoy the night view of Osaka. There is less people at night so you don't have to wait in a long line. This amazing night view will stay long in your memory as well as many good food you eat...

Go up to the sky observatory at night to enjoy the night view of Osaka. There is less people at night so you don't have to wait in a long line. This amazing night view will stay long in your memory as well as many good food you eat in Osaka.

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