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
It is a popular tourist spot from Osaka it also has its own commercial zone mostly traditional Japanese clothes and souvenirs you can also take a view from inside the old building but is not for free you also can visit the zoo which is not that far from this place. Is not as clean and beauty like Osaka downtown but is a very safe please.
5.02 months ago
Nice construction work. Great ramen that you can find here, I eat till the last drop. Strongly recommended!!! And you can find a lot of local restaurants in the lanes surrounding.
3.0in the last week
The nostalgia here is great, but it might be a better idea to visit other areas of Osaka if you’re having a short stay
4.02 months ago
One of the Osaka's landmarks. Half Eiffel Tower, half local creation.
The tower stands in the middle od business quarter. You can enjoy park and plenty of local shops, pubs and restaurants.
4.02 weeks ago
Very nice place to take some street seafood and the tower! Great for an evening walk.