Tsutenkaku Tower is a famous landmark in the Shinsekai neighborhood of Osaka, Japan. The tower was originally built in 1912 and at 103 meters tall, it was the tallest tower in the East at that time.
The design of the exterior of the observatory was inspired by the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It is very Osaka-like.
It has since been rebuilt twice due to damage from earthquakes.
The name “Tsutenkaku” means “Tower Reaching Heaven,” and it stands at a height of 103 meters (338 feet). Visitors can take an elevator up to the observation deck on the fifth floor for panoramic views of Osaka city.
One unique feature of Tsutenkaku Tower is its neon-lit exterior that changes colors throughout the night. The tower features large anime-like characters dressed as gods known as Billiken, which have become symbols of good luck in Japanese culture.
Inside the tower, there are several attractions such as exhibits on local history and traditions. One notable exhibit displays photos from when Tsutenkaku was first built over a century ago.
There’s also an interactive virtual reality experience called “Tenku no Yuusha” where visitors put on VR goggles to fly around Osaka city while fighting off monsters with swords.
Additionally, travelers may come across some interesting shops selling souvenirs or classic arcade games like Pachinko machines featuring popular manga or anime characters.
Overall, Tsutenkaku Tower offers both modern entertainment experiences alongside traditional elements
From the observation deck on the top floor, you can see the whole city of Osaka. Billiken, the god of healing, is enshrined in the observatory.
|business hours||9:00 – 21:00 (Admission until 20:30)|
|business holiday||without a holiday|
|fee||Adults 600 yen, college students 500 yen, junior high and high school students 400 yen, children 300 yen|
Various discounts are available.
|residence||1-18-6, Emisuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka|
On foot: 3 minutes from Exit 3 of Emisucho Station on the Subway Sakaisuji Line.