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
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4.02 weeks 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
5.02 months ago
The experience was great. The staff were so friendly and nice. The place has some ways to bring you to the time where it started. Their elevator has this so cool animation. From the top you can see the beautiful Osaka. They also have stores where you can buy souvenirs and foods. We had a Tsutenkaku coin which is pretty cool. At night you can see the tower changes its color. It's really cool.
5.0a month ago
So many great places to eat! Come at night when all the shops lights and displays are on. It’s amazing for photos. There’s all kinds are restaurants. And prices are good and tourist friendly. You can even catch a fish at one restaurant and eat it!
4.0in the last week
View from the top is very nice. One of the most tourist trap-y places I've been to in Japan, though. Thankfully, nobody pressures you into buying anything like the photo they take of you, though. There is a very cool Glico museum here as well with the history of the company and iconic mascot.
4.02 months ago
It's nice to walk around and watch the crowd move. There is a wide variety of restaurants around the area and shops available. However there is not much to do here if you're not hungry or willing to shop. The tower is nice to look at and take pictures of but then, not much to be done.