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
Well built and new looking. Went up to the top. View is nice but I feel that the view from Umeda Sky Building is nicer as it overlooks the river.
There is a nice place to have a meal or snack.
5.03 weeks ago
Love this observation deck. You may add on a little bit more to go to the outdoor area to enjoy the "no glass obstacles" view of Osaka. Best to go during sunset hour.
5.0in the last week
Literally the best place to see the night sight of entire Osaka city. (Actually you'll see far more. You'll see Kansai airport and Kobe city those are about 40km away
This place on top of Kintetsu department store which has a lot of good foods. I recommend to try the food market on the basement floor. Don't try to read Japanese text. Feel and try randomly. It will be fun.
5.0a month ago
One of the quietest viewing spots I've been to, still plenty of people but lots of open areas to catch the view. Go just before sunset and wait for the view of the city at night, then descend to the 3 restaurant floors for some great food!
5.0a month ago
A small price tag to pay to enjoy a full 360 degrees panoramic view of Osaka. Can be crowded during sunset to night time. Offers one of the fastest elevators available in Osaka and a short light show during the ride inside of the elevator.
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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