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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4.0in the last week
Went here on a rainy evening. Before the ticket counter there were signs that the weather conditions are pretty bad and there is nothing to see. Who would do that? Scaring off potential customers? Of course the Japanese would do that... We went up anyways even tho' the lady at the ticket counter showed us the paper with the sign regarding the weather once again. How nice is that? We still insisted to go up. And yeah, it was raining and clouds were coming and going but still the view was breathtaking. Wondering how it is when it's actually great weather outside.
4.03 months 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.
5.0in the last week
Tallest Building in Osaka. Amazed to see the structure & observatory. Specially when Sunset to Night Skyline. Superb!🗾
5.0in the last week
Amazing views, tallest in Osaka. Go during setset or in the night, views are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You get free pass if you stay in Marriot. Views are awesome. There are restaurants and bars for you to chill, and there are souvenir shops. Toilets also have views. It is connected to Tennoji station, has shopping malls, offices, the hotels then this observatory. Worth seeing
5.0a week ago
It has everything either right there or close to it. Hotel, Restaurants from locals to upscale, its the tallest building around, Mall and malls close by, very decent public park, train station underneath, and fairly new too.
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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.Read moreClose