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.
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Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 17.6km) Google Transit
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5.0a month ago
Very nice viewing deck! 🤓 one can have a 360-degree view of Osaka. Best time to visit is around 5pm-onwards so that you can see it in daytime then wait for sunset so that you can also view the cityscape in the night with all those lights. 😎
5.02 weeks ago
Most amazing skyscraper in Japan. Compared to the ones in Tokyo this is better organized and spacious. They added the new Edge the Harukas walk which was a great experience. You get to walk on top of building with the view of Osaka around you. Don't miss this.
5.02 months ago
The mall and basement supermarket is a must visit! Spectacular display of gourmet dishes and groceries spanning the entire area. The Sunset view nearby the cafe at the top of the tower is gorgeous as well, so make sure to stay for it on your visit.
5.0a month ago
Japan's tallest building with observation decks on the topmost floors. The cafe at the top serves limited menu but the kids enjoyed the food (and the views) much! The open-air sky garden is also an interesting concept and a good place to chill out
4.0a month ago
We planned for Osaka before we head to Tokyo Skytree.
Unlike Tokyo where we planned in the night, Osaka Harukas we visited during the day.
Same as all other cities, you be able to see the entire Osaka city. You may have glimpse of Mount Fuji if the weather is good.
Depending if you like to see the city from top then it is a must. 🙂
Tips: Go during the morning after your breakfast, no need to queue. You need not purchase ticket in advance if you go early.
Have a light snack and coffee and enjoy the view at the same time at their cafe at the top floor. So enjoy 🙂
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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