As the third most populated prefecture in Japan, Osaka is boasting with some of the tallest skyscrapers in the country. Here are 3 towering skyscrapers which allow you to enjoy the sprawling cityscape and enjoy all of Osaka’s views in one fell swoop!
Abeno Harukas is Osaka’s new leading landmark which is also regarded as Japan’s tallest skyscraper. It is standing at 300 meters high which offer a sweeping view of Osaka from the top. In order to do this, you have to go to the observation deck known as “Harukas 300.” It is situated on the 58th to 60th floor which can be accessed by elevators. You can purchase a ticket at the 16th-floor ticket counter before proceeding to the deck. The 58th floor is an open-air outdoor plaza while the 60th floor is glass-enclosed.
Tsutenkaku Tower is a popular symbol of Osaka which you may recognize from the times it has featured in various movies. It was built to look like the Eiffel Tower with a height of 103 meters and has an observation deck at a height of 91 meters (5th floor). This gives tourists a bird’s eye view of Osaka and Billiken, a charm doll considered to be the “God of Happiness”. The tower continuously draws many visitors from all over the world every year.
The third tallest building in Japan is Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building. It rises to 256 meters tall and is located near Osaka Harbor. The observation deck (55th floor) is located on top of the building and has the unique appearance of the shape of an inverted pyramid. Here, you will enjoy views of Kansai Airport, Akashi Bridge, and so much more! It’s open daily from 11 am to 10 pm with the last entrance at 9:30 pm. Regular entrance fee is 700 yen per person.
So if you’re traveling to Osaka soon then make sure you check out these 3 amazing towering skyscrapers and soak in the amazing views of Osaka in all of its beauty.