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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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  • But very bright in the past... Hanshin Expressway running and light on the weather forecast and so... now the higher designation... flickering presence and light NAA--
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  • Matrix wow because it was thought most famous kushi katsu-ya go, but during the holidays! The gave, also has plenty of food and beverage outlets
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  • Visited in a long time was the idea of tsutenkaku past Osaka as well, but was pretty much floating around loneliness. Is also said to be in a sense, the old Osaka of Osaka is a mess, so more people who wanted to come.
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  • The tower is in an interesting area that looks as if it has been frozen in the 60s/70s. Venture to the basement of the tower to explore a mind-blowing range of Japanese snacks. These include special Osaka editions and special editions where they scale up the snack! It’s quite fun to shop here. Only a few minutes walk from the subway, it’s worth a visit for a few hours.
  • It was so interesting that a line to the viewpoint is in the souvenir shop. You can choose a lot of souvenirs while waiting. The views from the top are quite good. A lot of different fun stuff inside
  • It is well worth a visit, the view is pretty good! There is not a great deal to do up there but it is nice to tick off the list and get some nice shots of the tower from afar! *South Melbourne's #1 International Reviewer for Trip Advisor Australia *
  • Like Blackpool Tower only cool and Japanese. Great at night as one of the floors is lit up in 80’s lights with music. The fixtures around the building are so retro (like the elevator) and there’s an amazing diorama of Osaka. Well worth the entrance fee. Great view, too!
  • Nice place to go to get an overview of the city. I went there on a late afternoon and it was really nice with the sunset. There's a few store inside to buy souvenirs and also a museum telling the story of the tower. There might be a little wait time to get to the top but with all the things going on around, time goes by fast.
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