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“Look up in the sky, The Floating Garden of Umeda”

Kuchu Teien Observatory
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$126.35*
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Private Full Day Muslim-Friendly Walking Tour of Osaka
Ranked #6 of 930 things to do in Osaka
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This modern, soaring building consists of two towers connected by an observation deck that offers a spectacular view of the city.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator
Gold Coast
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“Look up in the sky, The Floating Garden of Umeda”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

An expansive view of Osaka and its environs can be seen from this interesting observatory atop two buildings. It is about a 10 minute walk from Umeda via an underground walkway that goes beneath the goods yard. Make sure to buy the Osaka unlimited pass at the tourist centers for 2000 yen. The pass allows unlimited travel on the subway up until the last train of the day as well as free entry to many attractions including the Umeda Floating Garden. This is my second visit in the last three years and it is high recommended to get a layout of this great city of Osaka Japan.

Visited October 2012
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Fussa, Japan
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“Waoooo”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

OMG, wicked high! I was a bit nervous during the elevator ride up and the "escalator in the air ride." Great views of the city. A must do. Use the Osaka pass.

Visited September 2012
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“Not to be missed in Osaka”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Constructed in 1993, this building is the pivot of the 'Shin-Umeda' district, which was quite futuristic at the time. Nowadays, with Umeda (Osaka North) always changing so fast, it may appear to be like a little detached from the rest of the city: a brief stroll among (re)construction areas is required to get here, but that's indeed well worth. The architecture of this place shows a nice attempt in mixing-up hi-tech construction with green spaces. You have the famous Floating Garden Observatory on top, and a great traditional garden right on the bottom of the building. Not to be missed: the inner basement host the reproduction of an Japanese old-fashioned lane (early Showa), offering traditional dishes and treats, including the very best Okonomiyaki restaurant in the whole Osaka (and that's something!): "Okonomiyaki Kiji".

Visited February 2012
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“very good place”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Beautiful skyscraper. Nice views. Interesting Architecture. The view from the roof is outstanding. You can see almost all Osaka. The only minus is that you have to walk far from the MRT station

Visited October 2011
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“A must visit if you are in Osaka”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We visited in the evening.
FREE entrance if you hv purchased Osaka unlimited pass and you bring the coupon along.
Went to the roof and had a really amazing unobstructed 360-degree view of Osaka at night (next time I must visit during the day!)
They hv a nice souvenir shop too.

Visited September 2012
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