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Tsutenkaku, Osaka
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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. Using our world travel planner, Osaka attractions like Tsutenkaku can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Opportunities in though and have been transferred to the Osaka hokusetsu commutes to Umeda and go very deep areas. To happen one day to tourists, first of all, through to the tsutenkaku. is 108 m high, sky, Tokyo Tower, of course, lose all over the radio tower, there is a presence of. It is still a centerpiece of the tourists. Osaka Castle is only smaller than expected and cannot see it.
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  • I recently had the pleasure of being brought here by my Japanese friend to appreciate the autumn colors of Osaka. The viewing decks are large, there is a wide array of souvenirs and food choices to ch...  more »
  • Tsutenkaku is under way! And through the world of the new world and under guard-like space, beneath the tsutenkaku. I really felt that the beloved tower height does not blend in with the city.
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  • Gloomy glittery metal. Went at night. It felt like those rundown amusement parks in horror movies. Complete with music from the US 40s. I believe it was glorious, when it was built.
  • The tower, despite not too high, is dominating the skyline in the Tennoji neighborhood. Illuminated with lights, somewhat it gives sense of direction in the sea of neons of the night life entertainment area.
  • Great photo spot for tourist. One of the iconic tower in Osaka. The shopping street atmosphere in Japan is lovely. And it's less crowded than Dotonbori.
  • So many smelly chinese guys.. I know its hot but at least u guys can give us better image of urself by using bit of soap ...
  • This is actually from nearby Tennouji Zoo. Very nice, but small zoo. It has all the major animals that children love.