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 week 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.
4.0in the last week
Contrary to popular belief, the departmental stores in Japan do not actually grossly mark up their items. If you want a better shopping experience with extremely good service, this is the place you want to be in. Personally think the small mark up is worth it for the experience.
5.0a month ago
Beautiful view of the city. Free up to 16th floor. If you want to go higher, there's a small entrance fee. Elevator ride is great for kids. The gift shop carries really interesting and cute stuff. Staff is so friendly. The building is nestled in a shopping district. Lots to do. Can spend an entire day in this area.
4.0a month ago
I stayed in the Marriott hotel which is awesome! perfect location for food, shopping and access. There is a 360 observation deck at the top. The train, metro saw just at the bottom of the building. Don't miss out the bar and restaurant near by at the back of the building
5.02 months ago
It was good for the first 10 minutes, atleast. After that I was forcing enthusiasm upon myself. It wasn't that bad, but I think maybe not worth the 1500 yen in my opinion. Better go to Tokyo if skyscrapers is your thing.
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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