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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100年前に既にディズニーランドがあったかのような初代通天閣とその周囲の施設群。100年経っても人間は進歩してないなあ。当時の方がモダンでよかったかもと思わせてくれる見所満載の通天閣でした。 more »The first Tsutenkaku and its surrounding facilities, as if there was already Disneyland 100 years ago. Even after 100 years, human beings haven't made any progress. It was a tsutenkaku full of attractions that makes you think that it was more modern and good at that time.
新世界のシンボル？いや大阪のシンボル通天閣！登って来ました、ビリケンさんを含めたハ福神がお出迎えしてくれます、アミューズメントタワーです❗️ more »Symbol of the New World? No, the symbol tsutenkaku of Osaka! I climbed up, ha fukujin including Mr. Billiken will meet you, it is an amusement tower❗️
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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