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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4.03 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.
4.03 weeks 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.
3.02 weeks ago
The brands that the store carries are the most boring brands imaginable. Can only be recommended if your a business man that don't care much for personal style and have a whole lot of money to throw around. Nothing interesting there for the youth besides the view from the top, that was pretty nice.
5.02 months 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 months 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.
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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