Kuchu Teien Observatory, Osaka

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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. Use our Osaka holiday planner to visit Kuchu Teien Observatory on your trip to Osaka, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 12, 2017
    If you give up because of long distance, You should regret tomorrow. Nice View, Nice people, Nice beverage waiting for you.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Incredibly beautiful view on top of the tower. It is recommended to finish your day here, since the low Sun gives a beautiful panorama and after you've enjoyed the view, you can lunch in the basement of the tower. It is also near the main station, so you are so quickly mobile.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Teien garden 173cm high in the air, its round open Outlook view can't Dang can 360 degree 盡 覽 Osaka evening sun, very, very tired 暉 us port to the Sun, compared Wind after nightfall, but night is Shem is worth a tour!
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  • April 16, 2017
    The observatory is on the 40th floor of the Umeda sky building. This was the reason why we had come here. The observatory gives 360 degree views of Osaka from the top of the city. There are two levels to the observatory, the lower indoor one and the higher outdoor one. The indoor observatory has quite a lot of seating scatter throughout the floor, mostly facing out into the city. The outdoor garden is more of a standing/walking observatory. I prefer the outdoor one as it was nice to get out in the open and have an unobstructed view of the city.
  • April 16, 2017
    Walked in on a Sunday around 5:15pm, no line ahead of us. Maybe 30 people on deck when we got to the top. We left about an hour later and there was definitely a sizable line, as well as many more people on deck to watch sunset. Fantastic view of Osaka, totally worth the 1000¥ entrance fee. Tops 10 minute walk from Osaka train station (not Shin-Osaka... though with JR rail pass it was easy to hop on a local line to come in closer to the city.)
  • April 5, 2017
    Nice view of Osaka city 360deg. Did not stay up for the sunset which is reportedly top notch. Took some nice panoramic photos.
  • June 17, 2017
    Recommend coming here during the evening. Not much to see during day time
  • March 16, 2017
    Tourist attractions near the station, to the top of the scenery is absolutely stunning, the view of Osaka. If in the evening time, sunset landscape more points.

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