Kuchu Teien Observatory, Kita

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Take the elevator to Kuchu Teien Observatory to enjoy a panoramic view of Osaka's skyline. The viewing deck is located on the rooftop of one of the city's tallest buildings, a 173 m (567 feet) tall high-rise. Relish the encapsulating, 360-degree vista of the city from the top, and the ride in the inclined glass elevator along the way. Before you head down, drop by the rooftop cafe for a drink and a snack. To visit Kuchu Teien Observatory on your holiday in Osaka, and find out what else Osaka has to offer, use our Osaka vacation maker app .
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  • The advantage is that you can take a look around Umeda in a tall building. It's a great place to stay. It's a great place to stay.
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  • You really need fine weather to appreciate the surrounding city views of Osaka. On a clear day the view is stunning. Very windy on the 360 degree promenade. Many fine restaurants to be found in the ba...  more »
  • I think that the night of early summer is the best for the cool night. However, i felt that the admission fee was 1,500 yen and it was expensive in consideration. I also saw the scenery of the daytime.
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  • When I went, there were a bunch of shops and food stands at the base of the building. The observatory is included with the Osaka Amazing Pass. This is definitely one of the spots you want to visit if you do have the pass. This building provides a nice expansive view of Osaka. Unfortunately, the garden was being renovated when I went, but the views are still worth it.
  • Smaller than I expected but rooftop garden was also temporarily closed due to repairs. Nice cafe with beers and ice cream to relax your feet after a long day of walking. Bonus: unexpected small German Christmas market below the observatory free for you to walk around in Dec.
  • Well at first I thought there will be greenery up there until I read other reviews. The structure of the building was so amazing. From the in and out. Was really inspirational. It was daylight when I was in and waited for the sunset. And was at the top of the building at night. There was a nice cafe upstairs. The ice cream was so yummy. Able to eat ice cream and watch the sun go down.
  • Worth the price to go up if it's at night as the skywalk is really pretty when it lights up! Overall really nice view and also tells the story of the construction really interesting story!
  • If you enjoy heights, this is a thrilling ride up the escalators to see the city view. Our kids thought it was cool (age 12 and 14) although one didn't like the "scary" escalator ride so much.
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