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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5.0in the last week
Great mall, lots of variety of stores and eateries here of all price ranges. They have a 300 yen store where everything is - you guessed it - 300 yen! And they have some great fashion stores with styles from all over the world, not just Japanese fashion. There are higher end restaurants here as well as cheaper fast food casual joints. Great place to do a little shopping and dining before or after visiting the Harukas 300 Observation Deck or Tennoji Park.
5.0a month ago
Worth the visit. It's a quick ride upstairs and the view is just perfect. It might seem obvious but schedule a visit on a clear day.
I combined it with a nice lunch sitting right against the edge and just enjoying the view
4.03 weeks ago
Breath taking scenery from sky garden. I found it quiet and peaceful. Good for taking a break from the busy life of Osaka. Free entry.
4.0in the last week
Foggy but still got a nice shot at night. Not much people in weekday. Many nice restaurant at the same building.
4.02 months ago
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.
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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