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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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  • Osaka who thinks I don't know, but I was this impression of Osaka. Thoughts and with gusto, taking over the business capital of DNA that is. And being in here until I can get to. It is a little scary for me I mean just eatery touts a little pushy too frank, not familiar to the Osaka dialect.
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  • So much that the famous dishes here and have been looking at. Scrambling around the old market, and restaurants. And the top of the Tower, Osaka's land mark is here; know went up ... Feels very upset choice somewhat disappointed. But see the Tower going up is getting quite the opposite.
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  • This is an old tower, a symbol of the area with slow elevators so you need to be patient. The views of the city was nice. You get a closer more detailed view versus being high up in a taller tower. Fr...  more »
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  • The location is at one end of Sinsekai. About 5min walk from Tennoji Zoo exit. Free entry with Amazing Pass. Clear view of Osaka can be seen from the top. Very minimal haze in the afternoon. Lots of Pocky products here, most I have not seen before. The elevator is small, so avoid coming here during weekends.
  • Osaka Old Town has many things to offer. We were happy to make a trip here. The tower is old and short but you need to remember that it was built ages ago. There are souvinier shop under the tower. Food around here are also good. Check it out!
  • This is a con job. For 700 yen you get to access till level 5. Another 500 yen is required to the top levels. Windows are dirty and does not give you great views. if you are a pocky fan, that is a good thing with pocky artefacts. Give this attraction a miss.
  • Great shopping and lots of cheap restaurants. Cool place to walk around but the tower looks a little tired.
  • Free entry Mon-Fri if you have the Osaka Pass, a good spot to get nice views of the city. There's heaps of touristy things inside like Pocky and the Billiken Lucky statue.

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