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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5.0a month ago
Scenic shopping experience. Be sure to walk underneath the tower. Actually, Pokémon 2nd gen Radio Tower is inspired by this building.
5.06 months ago
Tower in Osaka near a bunch of food and shops. Amazing views of all of Osaka, able to see water from it. Very cool experience only about $10 usd to go inside and go to the top platform of the tower. Line and wait does not take that long. Highly recommend if you are into views and want an full view of Osaka. Good to see during sunset! Souvenir store also in the tower with lots of cool stuff.
5.02 weeks ago
Nice Tower, that represents Osaka. Now is in the middle of a neighborhood with a lot of restaurants and shopping places.
5.04 months ago
Its good for some photos or have a really good coffee at dragon coffee store! Such a nice guy there! U can get premium or Standard coffee and really nice handmade glass jewellery! I really recommend to visit the shop!
5.06 months ago
Lively place in the heart of Osaka city. Wonderful at night, good for a walk and for local food. Despite of what is said, i felt very safe walking alone at night, there were also plenty of visitors so everything went super okay. Whoever comes to Osaka must come here!