Tourists easily identify Tsutenkaku in the Osaka skyline, as the octagonal metal structure gleams by day and shines with colorful LED lights at night. The structure, completed in its current form in 1956, rises to an imposing 103 m (338 ft) and hosts a viewing platform at 91 m (298.5 ft). The LED lights, which illuminate the tower, change color every couple of months, usually to honor a particular season or event. Check out the advertisements from Hitachi, the structure's main sponsor since 1957, displayed with the tower's lights. Put Tsutenkaku into our Osaka online trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Osaka.
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오사카 시내 자체는 막상 볼게 없어요. 글리코상이랑 여기정도? 그래도 일본느낌이 물씬나는 곳이라 인상 깊었습니다. 거리자체는 크지 않아서 걸어다닐만 합니다. more »There's nothing like osaka. Glycostatuest here? It's a great place to stay. The street itself is not big enough to walk around.
大阪に行った時に通天閣に行ってきました。地下からエレベーターで最上部へ。ビリケンさんに会ってきました。 more »When I went to Osaka, I went to Tsutenkaku. Take the elevator from the basement to the top. I've met Mr. Billiken.
The tower is in an interesting area that looks as if it has been frozen in the 60s/70s. Venture to the basement of the tower to explore a mind-blowing range of Japanese snacks. These include special Osaka editions and special editions where they scale up the snack! It’s quite fun to shop here. Only a few minutes walk from the subway, it’s worth a visit for a few hours.
It was so interesting that a line to the viewpoint is in the souvenir shop. You can choose a lot of souvenirs while waiting. The views from the top are quite good. A lot of different fun stuff inside
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