Tsutenkaku Tower

Sightseeing information about Tsutenkaku Tower in Japan.

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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


5.02 months ago

Tsutenkaku Tower was probably one of my favorite activities in Osaka. It is a super cool and fun experience and once you get to the top observatory deck you can enjoy the 360 views of the city! It has a great souvenir shop and cafe with all kinds of cool options. Near the tower there are many food and shopping alleys and it is right next to the zoo. You can see the zoo from above as well. The park is beautiful too! Definitely recommend this activity.

5.0a month ago

Great place to go on your first day when you’re jet lagged and in the middle of being familiar with the town and time change. Great views from in the tower and of the tower from the ground. It is a wonderful place to go especially in the evening when you can see the change from day to night as the sky changes.

4.04 weeks ago

It is another simple japanese tower. Nothing remarkable. It is in a good area and worth checking out but not a must see

4.0a week ago

If you want the feel of retro japan it's fun place to visit. Beware that there are more adult vending machines here.

5.0a month ago

If you love glico and all that that company does, it's a must go place. The only downside is that binoculars cost 100 yen, and it's kinda too bright inside the observation zone. Reflections distract from the amazing view of the city.

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You can go up to the observatory by using the coupon. There is a fantastic shopping mall near by.

You can go up to the observatory by using the coupon. There is a fantastic shopping mall near by.

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