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Kuchu Teien Observatory

Open today: 9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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This modern, soaring building consists of two towers connected by an observation deck that offers a spectacular view of the city.
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1-1-88 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku | Umeda Sky Bldg, Kita, Osaka 531-0076, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6440-3855
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Believe me, the view if awesome at all angels. You get to view the whole of Osaka city. It was really chilli up there in December. One of the best spots to be with family and friends for a memorable view and pictures.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 7kyoto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited in Nov 2018 when the roof was closed due to storm damage- as it was just the viewing room I got to see I can only say I thought it was boring. I went during the day so maybe it's better at night....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Orphan_Andy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite places when I visit a country is going to the highest place and admire the views. This is a nice place to end your day before heading for a nice dinner. You can see the whole Osaka!! So lucky there are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank maytrickchannel
Reviewed November 5, 2018

It was not so easy to find it due to some road works. From here you can see the major part of Osaka, first trought glass but than also from the top of the buildings. I suggest to came here in the night, it is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Amrod_x
Reviewed October 28, 2018

It cost 1500 yen to visit this observatory deck but the highest floor is closed due to the recent typhoon. The view from the deck is breathtaking. It could have been a 5 stars review if the highest floor is not closed. Definitely can have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

On the top of this outstanding building about 300 meters high this is certainly a beautiful observatory, with beautiful views an fun attractions. Strongly recommended when visiting Osaka and easily accessed through the subway system.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Salito1
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Please note that the observatory is temporarily closed due to the typhoon disaster! Knowing this will save you a long walk to the building.. From the outside it's still pretty though..

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MrBlue90
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Really good place for a view of the city but please do NOT stop at the top or bottom of the escalator. That is dangerous! Move to the side so people behind you can get off as well!

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Chr15t1n3
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite places when I visit a country is going to the highest place and admire the views. This is probably the best place I have been in. Even better than observatory of Manhattan. You can even go outside and walk through a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank David M
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

I think it is best to arrive just prior to sunset so you can experience before, during, and after sunset. They have nice displays, a cafe with a view, a bar, a restaurant, and a gift shop. Lots to keep you busy. The views are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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August 17, 2016|
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Response from RJ L |
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Response from Nami1671 | Reviewed this property |
It is not free, but ticketing happens after you go up the building. There are four floors (including the roof garden) that are accessible after you go up the building (before paying), but the top two cannot be seen without... More
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Hayli S
Sydney, Australia
6 days in Osaka itinerary (1 Replies)
Hi all, I'm travelling to Osaka next month for 7 days. I just want to swing a rough itinerary to you for feedback. I'm travelling with a friend. Day 1 (Thursday): Arrive at Osaka airport at 9:35am. Allow time to find accomodation, unload luggage etc. Head to Osaka Castle Park. Then onto the Pokemon Centre (an absolute must according to my 8yo,) and seeing as how Hep 5 is nearby I'll add that in too. Day 2 (Friday): Universal Studios Day 3 (Saturday): Day tour of Hiroshima ...More
September 24, 2017|
Response fromblank_frackis|
Universal Studios, Hiroshima and Kyoto are all good ideas. For Universal Studios, absolutely go there on either Friday or Monday and not on Saturday/Sunday (also check your dates to make sure you're not going on a public holiday). Some people will say Hiroshima is quite far away and you should stay in Kansai, but really it's completely doable by train so don't listen to that as it's well worth seeing. In addition to the peace memorial in Hiroshima (be aware if you have kids that the...More
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Umeda Sky Building Observatory (5 Replies)
I understand the Kuchu Teien Observatory is closed due to damage from the typhoon. The website doesn't have any information beyond that. I will be in Osaka in a couple of weeks, and still have it on my itinerary, but am wondering if I should just go ahead and remove it. Is there anyone local who might have an idea as to when it is expected to reopen? Thanks in advance!
September 26, 2018|
Response fromShibuyakko|
Nobody has more information than the official website gives. Just keep checking it if you really want to go. But keep in mind that another big typhoon is heading toward Japan. Abeno Harukas is a better observatory and operating normally. Look into it.