Tsutenkaku Tower

Sightseeing information about Tsutenkaku Tower in Japan.

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This tower has been an iconic landmark of Osaka since its construction in 1912. The design was inspired by the Arch of Triumph and the Eiffel Tower, for Paris was the model for this area's urban planning. It was the highest structure in the East at that time, standing at 64m. The current 103m-high tower was erected in 1956.

On the fifth floor of the observatory sits a statue of the tower's mascot Billiken. This elf-like creature with a naughty smile is a god of prosperity that is believed to endow a good fortune if you rub the soles of his feet. Nearly a million people visit here annually for good views of Osaka.

Purposelet's go for a drink,Festivals,should go,now this is Japanese cuisine,Gourmet,LMFAO,night view,kids,family,first time in Japan,men,sightseeing,major,an eating tour
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4.0a week ago

This is a tourist trap..........I say this in the most positive way I can. I actually enjoyed the experience here. As with practically all other tourist places in Osaka, there is very little English and there are lots of things to purchase. This is a pretty cool place to take either the kids or your grandmother and grandfather. I would recommend this as a really easy place to go that is pretty interesting. There are also a ton of uniquely Japanese stores at the base of the tower.

4.0in the last week

This was okay but the view offered from the top at night wasn’t the clearest. Why? Because they have very bright lights and flashing lights within the building so they reflect onto the glass.
It’s a fun experience as there’s one floor where they play disco music and it is quite a psychedelic Japanese experience. Will I go back? Probably not. The neighbourhood surrounding the tower is quite fun and looks great at night.

5.02 months ago

I really enjoyed my visit to the Tsutenkaku tower. I visited it on a Friday evening during golden week, and it was not busy. I did not have to wait to take the elevator to the top. It was included in the Osaka amazing pass (really worth it to buy the pass if you are sightseeing in Osaka). There are 2 main observation decks at the top and the view was stunning especially during sunset. On the way down, it is basically a pocky museum. There is also a secret garden on that level that is decorated with lights, bamboo and little seating areas. Overall I would highly suggest visiting.

5.04 weeks ago

We visited the tower pretty late in the day, but it was interesting to say the least. Even though the lighting inside isn't all that great, the history and the food shops around and nearby make it worth it. The atmosphere on the 4th floor of the tower was a little funny. It felt like I was in an empty club from the mid 90s. The inside was lit up like a disco and the music was old school, but welcome. I was jamming waiting for the elevator to take me down. Nice place in Osaka to visit.

5.0in the last week

Great to see. We didn't go up and I regret it a little, but you can't win them all. This whole area was one of my favourite places I visited while in Japan.

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You can go up to the observatory by using the coupon. There is a fantastic shopping mall near by.

You can go up to the observatory by using the coupon. There is a fantastic shopping mall near by.

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