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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5.05 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.
5.03 weeks ago
An iconic tower in an interesting area. There is many shops and restaurants in the streets around the tower.
You can also go to the top of the tower and get an amazing view of Osaka City.
Overall an enjoyable location with many photos opportunities.
3.03 months ago
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
NICE PLACE TO HANG OUT FOR FOOD & DRINKS WITH FRIENDS. BUT AT THE MOMENT VERY QUIET 🤫CAUSE OF THE ONGOING 🔐LOCKDOWN
5.0a year ago
Scenic shopping experience. Be sure to walk underneath the tower. Actually, Pokémon 2nd gen Radio Tower is inspired by this building.