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Tsutenkaku Tower

An observation tower is a symbolic building of Osaka located at the height of 108 meters and uses the Eiffel Tower of Paris as a motif.

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Observation deck, Tower

A steel tower which looks like the Eiffel Tower and 75 meters high was built In 1912, on top of a building which was the motif of the Arc de Triomphe, and named “Tsutenkaku” meaning “A building reaching the heaven'' by Nangaku Fujisawa, a Confucian in the early Meiji period. After being broken down due to a fire, citizens lobbied for rebuilding and the current 2nd Tsutenkaku was built in 1956. The 2nd building is 108 meters high, which is higher than the 1st building by 33 meters.

“Tsutenkaku” is comprised of a special outdoors observation platform, 5 stories above the ground, and 1 story below the ground, and there are “Golden Observation Platform” decorated by gold color and “Billiken-san”, the sitting God which is said to bring fortunes when you pass your hand over his sole of the foot, on the 5th floor at 87.5 meters above the ground. “Billiken-san” is the 3rd generation with his characteristic blond hair.

A special outdoors observation platform ‟Tembo Paradise” is on the highest floor at 94.5 meters high above the ground and the observation corridor is 8.5 meters in diameter, and “TIP THE TSUTENKAKU” is an overhanging deck surrounded by transparent walls and floor at its tip.

“Light Observation Platform” on the 4th-floor changes to look like a “Disco” with sparky lighting and mirror balls at night. “TSUTENKAKU Garden” was designed on the theme of “Wind, Light, Water, Greenery, and Heart”. “Top Floor” on the 3rd floor displays dioramas, videos, and pictures of old Shinsekai about 100 years ago. “Underfloor” on the 2nd floor has “Muscle Man Project Archives Corner” and a recreated- “JAN JAN TOWN”, so you will enjoy various exhibitions on different themes on each floor. You will also completely enjoy looking at a recreated “TSUTENKAKUʼs first-ever ceiling mural” shown on the 1st floor.

Antenna shops of food manufacturers related to the Kansai region such as Morinaga, Glico, Nissin Food Products Co., Ⅼtd gather on the B1 floor and sell their limited products and goods sold only there.

Highlights

  • It is a steel tower of 103 meters high, you will get a full view of Osaka city from the observation deck on the 5th floor.
  • At the top of the tower, there are a special outdoor observation platform and an overhanging deck 94.5 meters high above the ground.
  • ‟Billiken-san” is popular, which is said to bring fortunes when you pass your hand over the sole of the foot.
  • Antenna shops of food manufacturers related to the Kansai region gather on the B1 floor.

Photos

  • A symbolic tower of Naniwa, “TSUTENKAKU”.

    A symbolic tower of Naniwa, “TSUTENKAKU”.

  • A recreated “TSUTENKAKUʼs first-ever ceiling mural”.

    A recreated “TSUTENKAKUʼs first-ever ceiling mural”.

  • The exhibition of dioramas of old Shinsekai about 100 years ago.

    The exhibition of dioramas of old Shinsekai about 100 years ago.

  • “Billiken-san” is waiting for you on the same floor of “Golden Observation Platform”.

    “Billiken-san” is waiting for you on the same floor of “Golden Observation Platform”.

  • A special outdoors observation platform ‟Tembo Paradise” and an overhanging deck “TIP THE TSUTENKAKU”.

    A special outdoors observation platform ‟Tembo Paradise” and an overhanging deck “TIP THE TSUTENKAKU”.

  • Night view of TSUTENKAKU

    Night view of TSUTENKAKU

Reviews

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  • Vivian Liu

    週邊就是有名的新世界商店街,到處都是誇張招牌的餐廳。

  • 屋婷婷

    通天閣前面百年河豚老店去年宣布歇業,地標河豚燈籠街景日後應該看不到了。

  • 陳毅榮

    沒有告知周遊卡著晚上六點後才能進去,而且差又亂。

  • Vincent Sue

    看得出來已有歲月的痕跡,周邊有很多居酒屋和店家,相當好逛的一區。

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Details

Name in Japanese
通天閣
Postal Code
556-0002
Address
1-18-6 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Tel
06-6641-9555
Holidays
Open every day
Hours
Golden Observation Platform:10:00 am to 8:00 pm (Last admission 7:30pm)
Special Outdoors Observation Platform: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm (Last admission 7:15 pm)
Official Shops and WAKUWAKU LAND: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm
*Café de Luna Park is closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection. As of the date of 2021 October.
Admission
Adults (High school students and older): 900 yen,
Junior high school students, elementary school students, and children (5 years old and older): 400 yen
Access
1) About a 4-minute walk from Ebisucho station on Osaka metro, Sakaisuji line.
2) About a 3-minute walk from Ebisucho station on Hankai Tramway, Hankai line.
3) About a 7-minute walk from Dobutsuen-mae station on Osaka metro, Midosuji line.
4) About a 7-minute walk from Shin-Imamiya station on the JR Osaka Ⅼoop line.
5) About a 10-minute walk from Shin-Imamiya station on the Nankai Main line.
Credit Cards
Accepted (VISA、MasterCard)
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)