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Observation Tower

Tsutenkaku

通天閣

A viewing tower located in Naniwa Ward, Osaka City and a famous Osaka landmark. Originally erected in 1912 and modeled after the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the current 108 meter tower is actually the second Tsutenkaku. The fourth and fifth floors are a viewing floor overlooking Osaka. There are figures of the Seven Gods of Fortune on the fifth floor as well as a statue of Billiken which is said to bring good luck when the soles of its feet are rubbed. The tower is filled with other interesting things to see and do, including the Kinnikuman Museum; a café produced by Mother Farm; and showroom shops by Morinaga, Glico, and Nisshin.

LOCATION
Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Ebisuhigashi 1-18-6
PHONE
0666419555
Hours
8:30-20:00 (Last entry is 19:30)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[General Observatory Fee Friday][Adults (High School Students and above)] 900yen[Junior High School Students/Elementary School Students/Child (5 years old and above)] 400yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available (Osaka Free Wi-Fi)
English Menu
Available
Note
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 29, 2020 (Information as of May 25, 2020)* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Day] 1-1,000yen[Night] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Updated at: October 17, 2021 Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN

Reviews

  • Reviewed
    2020-03-10
    A district with a mix of old and young

    Tsutenkaku was an old district but it was lively with hostels around the area. There were a few old shops, restaurants and cafes. There was also a big Donki Shop nearby. Worth the visit. more

    Date of visit:
    2019-12
  • Reviewed
    2020-02-24
    Night Time Must

    Tsutenkaku (Or the tower) is an amazing sight to see at night when it glows bright red and changes between two kinds of modes of words along its side. It was originally meant to mimic the Eiffel... more

    Date of visit:
    2020-02
  • Reviewed
    2020-02-20
    The Eiffel Tower of Osaka

    You hear these phrases when you travel frequently. Ive heard, people call Buenos Aires the Paris of South America for example. Tsutenkaku is a new structure, rebuilt after World War II. The original... more

    Date of visit:
    2019-04
  • Reviewed
    2020-02-19
    A bit of fun, great views of Osaka

    This area was filled with streets of shops and restaurants. Lots of Billiken replicas around. Apparently you rub his feet and make a wish. The tower houses the famous god Billiken. He is the god... more

    Date of visit:
    2019-03
  • Reviewed
    2020-02-09
    Nice restaurants

    A nice selection of shops and even better choice of little restaurants to try the local dishes Try the puffer fish that was lovely more

    Date of visit:
    2020-02
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