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
We guide this spot.
5.0in the last week
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.
4.03 weeks ago
One of the oldest towers in Osaka, old Osaka to be more precise in terms of where the tower is located. It has a gorgeous view of the city especially during sunrise and sunset when the orange glow of daylight is cast upon the buildings. It can be a bit crowded due to the it's popularity and the transportation upwards to the observatory doesn't help with that but it is an old building after all.
5.0in the last week
The tower is one of the landmark of Osaka city. It's not tall at all but able to provide a good view of the city. Surrounding area has a lot of restraunt and should def check them out! Tower itself turns lights on at night and transform into something amazing
3.02 weeks ago
Did not go up the tower, walked along the streets and had dinner. Crowd was minimal compared to other shopping streets. Most of the shops sell yakitori and prices are very much the same. Night lights were pretty but doesn't take your breath away.
3.0a month ago
Overall in my honest opinion, the tower looks better from the outside then from the inside. A s a typical visitor, I haven't found anything interesting for me inside. So it is only recommended if you are a interested in vintage Japanese toys, candies and 20-30s culture. If you want to avoid the queue go in the early morning.