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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4.0a month 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.
5.02 weeks ago
One of, if not the best view in Osaka (in my opinion of course).
Arrive before sunset to ensure a good spot near the west side and wait until night.
5.02 weeks ago
Very convenient place above Tenoji station.
Similar to other department stores in Japan, it has restaurants up top and food court/ fresh markets in the basement. It also has a foot bridges that connect to other malls. Overall, its very easy to navigate around this neighborhood.
5.03 weeks ago
Free observation deck on the 16th floor with great views of the city and surrounding mountains. Its leafy and green with plenty of seating. Lovely spot to enjoy nature up in the sky.
4.02 months ago
More consideration needs to be put into foreign visitors. Many things are designed with tiny, petite Japanese people in mind. In particular the safety gear for going outside the building is too small. At we will 188cm I was not able to for the protective gear listed for someone who is 200cm tall. I also saw tall slender women struggle and fall to wear this equipment.
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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