Tsutenkaku

Tsutenkaku, Osaka: Hours, Address, Tsutenkaku Reviews: 3.5/5

Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
This tower looks dated and the interior is not so new. However, it does provided a good view of the surroundings. Entry is via a basement floor, not on street level. You need to walk down a flight of steps from the street entrance.
Written January 1, 2020
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Karen E
Adelaide, Australia288 contributions
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 of things as they ought to be. the views from the top level of the tower are worth the line up. You can see the zoo below and Osaka castle in the distance amongst the modern high rises. We stopped in the tower for a drink on making our descent. Worth the visit to see how big Osaka really is. Not sure of entry cost as family paid for it. You had to enter by going down to basement. You can buy gifts and they had a huge assortment of machines that you put small amount of coin in and get a toy which is labeled on the outside. Was fun.
Written February 18, 2020
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan989 contributions
Family
One hundred meters high, sixty years of age (built in 1956), located in the Shinsekai district. It is a vulgar and dated tower.

The tower might be a landmark in the past, but not anymore now. It is required to pay 700 yen to enter and climb up. Personally, I don't think it worth a visit.
Written August 4, 2018
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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,527 contributions
You hear these phrases when you travel frequently. I've heard, people call Buenos Aires the Paris of South America for example.
Tsutenkaku is a new structure, rebuilt after World War II. The original Tsutenkaku was built in 1912, and it shocked the people of that era; with a height of 200 feet. The name, Tsutenkaku, translates into Sky Route Tower. At the time, it was the tallest structure in the East. The locals considered Tsutenkaku the Eiffel Tower of Osaka. But in 1943 a fire broke out in the tower, and it was dismantled to supply steel to the wartime economy. The current Tsutenkaku was erected in 1956. It was designed and built by the architect Tachu Naito, who also coincidentally designed the Tokyo Tower.
Written February 19, 2020
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Mary M
Vancouver, Canada21 contributions
Really enjoyed our visit here. Amazing neon lights and signs everywhere. Interesting shops and very reasonable prices for restaurants and street foods. Yakitori was about half price of that in Namba Osaka.
Written January 6, 2020
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Whitters80
Osaka, Japan224 contributions
As a resident of Osaka this used to be lovely place to visit many years ago, but now it’s just a hollow Poki shop with a decent view ruined by awful inside lighting. Will never return. Don’t visit.
Written November 16, 2018
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Christopher L.
Singapore, Singapore446 contributions
Family
Touristy area for dining & shopping area. Nice place to sightsee & have some local Japanese food. Good place to buy souvenirs & snacks home for family & friends.
Go deeper into the streets to find cheaper dining options where the local dine & drinks.
Written December 21, 2019
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Jane M
Orange, CA339 contributions
Family
A quick trip up and worth it for nice pics on a sunny day. We thought the 4th flour was best. Now I understand Glico Man!
Written December 3, 2019
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Winner Wahyu Purwoto
Wonogiri, Indonesia97 contributions
Tsutenkaku is one of my favorite place in Osaka. This place is so Wonderful and have vintage atmosphere.
Written October 9, 2019
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Ryan A
Taito, Japan24 contributions
Solo
The tower isnt THAT tall, but you still see a good amount around. It was my first time however it’s did not feel like a must, especially not at 800¥.

And then they make you go through maybe 6 stores to exit and you have to go through them to get to the next floor’s exit. It’s the same stores, same items, colours everywhere, kids running around. I would’ve paid 800¥ just to leave immediately.

Avoid unless you want to waste your time.
Written August 1, 2019
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