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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5.0a week ago
Beautiful view of the city. Free up to 16th floor. If you want to go higher, there's a small entrance fee. Elevator ride is great for kids. The gift shop carries really interesting and cute stuff. Staff is so friendly. The building is nestled in a shopping district. Lots to do. Can spend an entire day in this area.
4.03 weeks ago
I stayed in the Marriott hotel which is awesome! perfect location for food, shopping and access. There is a 360 observation deck at the top. The train, metro saw just at the bottom of the building. Don't miss out the bar and restaurant near by at the back of the building
5.0a month ago
It was good for the first 10 minutes, atleast. After that I was forcing enthusiasm upon myself. It wasn't that bad, but I think maybe not worth the 1500 yen in my opinion. Better go to Tokyo if skyscrapers is your thing.
4.02 weeks ago
Very nice view from up top. Very crowded but nice views from atop and great soft serve ice cream 🍦!
3.0a week ago
It’s like the Taipei101. You can have good vision on the top and you can do shopping 🛍 on the lower floors of the department stores.
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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