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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1.0a week ago
If you like being pushed through one novelty and souvenir shop after another before waiting for the next line to go up or down just to get a nice view over Osaka, this is for you. If you have the awesome pass, you can go up for free otherwise it's an horrendous 700 yen. To get to the special observatory area outside it's another 500 yen (200 with awesome pass).
Do not recommend at all, even if it were free.
4.03 months ago
This is a tourist trap..........I say this in the most positive way I can. I actually enjoyed the experience here. As with practically all other tourist places in Osaka, there is very little English and there are lots of things to purchase. This is a pretty cool place to take either the kids or your grandmother and grandfather. I would recommend this as a really easy place to go that is pretty interesting. There are also a ton of uniquely Japanese stores at the base of the tower.
5.0a week ago
Tsutengaku tower represents Osaka. You will find many foreigners at the surrounding areas where you can have coffee, food, doing shopping and local entrainment. You can go up to the top level of the tower where you can have a nice view to the city. Also, you will find a big sized Billy Ken at the tower.
4.03 months ago
This was okay but the view offered from the top at night wasn’t the clearest. Why? Because they have very bright lights and flashing lights within the building so they reflect onto the glass.
It’s a fun experience as there’s one floor where they play disco music and it is quite a psychedelic Japanese experience. Will I go back? Probably not. The neighbourhood surrounding the tower is quite fun and looks great at night.
5.0a week ago
Amazon place to be, it was wonderful been here. I was very impressed a out how clean and organize this place is, actually any place here in Japan you go is so clean. Peole are very polite and respectful. So many places to eat in this area, where where in th
Three of them and the food was delicious, service you couldn't ask for more, they provide an excellent services. This is in general a place you can't miss.