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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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  • Aesthetically speaking, Tsutenkaku tower isn't anything special. Just a steel tower with some night lights. But the views from the observation deck of the tower are great. It's a nice way to see the O...  more »
  • A typical tower in Osaka. Until avenokharkas is located here was the lookout. Naniwa specialty tsutenkaku is "France was first exams is the Eiffel Tower in Paris will be produced. However, it was too bad the environment around this place. Erected with funds raised by volunteers.
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  • The tower is an Osaka icon with plenty of fantastic photo ops from the streets below. Actually going inside, on the other hand, is underwhelming and pricey. Skip the entry fee and buy some local stree...  more »
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  • Reminded me of the space needle in Seattle. If you can bare the long line to get to the top, the viewsnof the city are really amazing. Viewing options on two levels, great photo ops. You can get lunch or dinner there as well. Cool gift shop options available as well.
  • Beautiful view of the city from Osaka Tower. The streets leading to the tower has many, many restaurants big and small that suits every budget. We have a great time here.
  • Awesome shopping/food district. Not as busy as big or busy as Dontonburi, but definitely worth a visit. Came here around midday on a Sunday and it was fairly busy. Walked around the alleyways and checked out the large tower right in the centre. Didn't go up as I've been to enough observation decks during my stay already. Went to this restaurant there that allowed you to catch your own fish and they cook it up for you in 2 different styles. My girlfriend caught a massive sea bream and we decided to have it as sushi and to be salt grilled. You have to come and try this restaurant it is definitely an experience like no other. Food was absolutely delicious. Honestly the highlight of my trip in Osaka. Literally the freshest meal you will ever have. I couldn't find the name of the restaurant as it is all in Japanese and it wasn't listed on Google. However it is easy to find as it's on the main alley on the left hand side. It's a huge restaurant with a Sea/Boat theme. Just browse around and you can't miss it. Food was affordable for the experience and great customer service. This is a must try!!!
  • I was a little disappointed. Maybe because my expectations were too high. View is nice, but in the evening you see in the glass a reflection of the lights from the inside of the tower, so forget about evening photos. Also the tower itselfs looks and feels pretty old.
  • The Tsutenkaku area is riddled with lights, restaurants and izakayas - everything the average tourist could wish for - food and lots of photo ops. The huge, colourful 3D displays of restaurants there and the festive atmosphere could almost trick you into believing that a matching band would come right round the corner any minute. The Tsutenkaku Tower on the other hand was somewhat disappointing. From the moment u set foot in the premises, you will be assailed with all sorts of sales gimmicks till the very moment you step out. While I understand and can accept that one has to try and earn a buck from visitors, I have to say that the sales tactics at the Tower were pretty blatant and thus, almost sad. I know the tower has seen better days but having visited all the levels if Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, Kyoto Tower and this one, I think Tokyo Tower has the nicest views because the distance from the viewing galleries and the city below is perfect - not too far and not too near. Tsutenkaku Tower is also not wheelchair friendly. There are certain areas where you just cannot avoid stairs. So if stairs are a problem for you, better not to go up. The small mall and shops just below the tower also seem to close early. The one nive feature of the tower is the painting that you'll see if you stand at street level under it and look up.
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