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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5.02 weeks ago
Very tall and wide mall tower.
16F elevator going up to the high with showing the outside through the glass wall clearly frightened me so much 😱
But it was also a good experience.
There were many stores and restaurants inside.
It seems good for shopping and eating : )
5.02 weeks ago
Wonderful view of Osaka. Definitely check out the view at the top ($20 a person but we'll worth it on a clear day). Grab lunch or dinner on the dining floors.
4.0in the last week
The garden at the 16th floor was a nice escape from the crowd, albeit a tad humid. The garden offers a pretty good view of the city, but only from one side, as opposed to 360 degrees. For me though, it was more than good enough. Abeno also has a department store called Kintetsu, which covers tens of floors, so you can shop till you drop while you are at it!
4.04 months ago
Great place to get a vantage view of Osaka city. Located conveniently on top of train station. At 60 storeys high, you can have good view of Osaka city all the way to the sea. I would recommend to come here during evening time when sun is setting. The sunset view is fantastic.
4.0a month ago
Wasn't aware of its price tag. Had to leave some people behind. Went at night and it was really quite cool! Don't forget to look up as you head up the elevator. Excellent stuff.
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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