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Tsutenkaku is the observation tower in Osaka, also known as the symbolic tower of Osaka. You can look out over Osaka city from a height of 100 meters. This distinctive structural design is based on combining the Arch of Triumph with Eiffel Tower from Paris, France. Tsutenkaku is not a very tall tower, but it matches the heart warming feel of downtown “shinsekai," or a new world, that is unique to Osaka. Many tourists visit this tourist spot every year and it is much loved by the locals.
- 1-18-6 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
- Contact No.
- 3-min walk from Exit 3, Ebisucho Station, on Osaka Municipal Subway
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Open all year round
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 60 minutes
- Admission fee
- Admission fee: Adults, 700 yen; University students, 500 yen; Junior high and hight school students, 400 yen; Elementary students, children, 300 yen
- Other Information
- *Free Wi-Fi available
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Tsutenkaku has an observation deck that is located 100 meters above the ground. Mount Ikoma and Mount Rokko, representative mountains of the Kansai area, can be seen on days when the weather is clear. It is also nice to enjoy the landscape that has a distinctive Osaka feel under your feet. We also recommend the night view.
Billiken is well known as a God of happiness all over the world. The God can be seen on the observation deck of the 5th floor. Billiken is popular as a God that grants people various wishes. It is said if you stroke its foot, your wish will come true.
In Wakuwaku Land on the B1 floor of Tsutenkaku, there are many shops where you can buy lovely souvenirs. People of all ages from children to adults can enjoy souvenirs such as sweets that you can’t buy anywhere else made by Japanese confection makers as well as collaborative products.
Shinsekai, which literary means “new world” is well known all over Japan as an area where the retro atmosphere still remains in Osaka. There are many shops that still have a retro feel to it. You can see characters from the olden days, shop of “Glico,” the famous Japanese confection maker and many restaurants including izakaya (Japanese-style bars and taverns) that create an amazing, lively yet nostalgic atmosphere.