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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5.04 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.
4.0a month ago
Visit in the evening for the light effects. The food around the area is abundant in variety. The tower interior itself is very unique, the theme is kinda weird. Though if you looking to increase your ink stamp and coin collection, this place is a must go.
5.0a month ago
Gorgeous tower, feels futuristic, looks amazing in the night time! Entry to this place is crowded with a lot of food joints. Clicking pictures is fun here. Must visit tower from Osaka. Summit views are really beautiful.
4.0in the last week
A historical tower structure turned into a museum alike. At the top floor, you can pay to use binoculars for a spectacular birds view of Tennoji district. A Japanese garden at the 1st floor where you take selfies. At the entrance, you can watch a short monkey show. There is one thing for certain though......You will not be short of chances to buy souvenirs and snacks and noodles whilst walking up and down the floors.
5.0a week ago
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.