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.

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Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 16.6km) Google Transit


5.0in the last week

Tsutenkaku Tower was probably one of my favorite activities in Osaka. It is a super cool and fun experience and once you get to the top observatory deck you can enjoy the 360 views of the city! It has a great souvenir shop and cafe with all kinds of cool options. Near the tower there are many food and shopping alleys and it is right next to the zoo. You can see the zoo from above as well. The park is beautiful too! Definitely recommend this activity.

4.0in the last week

Lively area !
One of the « hot » neighborhood i would say (at least for Japan 😁) with a lot of people going out here (including lots of tourists) and getting drunk.
A photogenic, colorful and neon light district !
A lot of food options with a wide budget choice.

4.02 months ago

It was definitely worth going at night. The city is beautiful from up high. The only sad thing is that the elevator ride up has a story/history lesson being read out and it's all in Japanese. Really wish I knew the language better

5.0a month ago

Super quaint tower with wonderful birds eye view of Osaka! So many things to see and buy here and provided great insight into the history of old Osaka. I'd been to Shinsekai many times but this was my first time going up and it was such a novelty experience. Would really recommend a first timer to do this!

4.0a month ago

Tsutenkaku or Osaka Tower is best to see during late afternoon. When its surroundings started to lit up and most of the restaurants around Sinsekai started to become busy the area where the tower is located become an awesome place. Going up inside the tower will let you see Osaka in a different perspective. A definitely must see when in Osaka.

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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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