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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5.0in the last week
Tower in Osaka near a bunch of food and shops. Amazing views of all of Osaka, able to see water from it. Very cool experience only about $10 usd to go inside and go to the top platform of the tower. Line and wait does not take that long. Highly recommend if you are into views and want an full view of Osaka. Good to see during sunset! Souvenir store also in the tower with lots of cool stuff.
5.0a week ago
Lively place in the heart of Osaka city. Wonderful at night, good for a walk and for local food. Despite of what is said, i felt very safe walking alone at night, there were also plenty of visitors so everything went super okay. Whoever comes to Osaka must come here!
4.02 weeks ago
Nice place to hang out for a bit. Lots of shops and arcades around. We didn’t go up in the tower (a bit pricey for our liking) but it was still neat to see and learn what it represents.
4.03 weeks ago
We tried all sort of food and had great fun. Bring cash as that's the easiest to transact with. Go toilet before going there, I didn't notice public loos.
5.05 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.