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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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Where to stay in Osaka

The majority of Osaka's moderate and expensive accommodations concentrate in the districts of Umeda, Kyobashi, Namba, and Shin-Osaka. Base your stay in or near Minami neighborhood for proximity to a wide selection of shopping and dining options. For quick access to long-distance transportation to other cities and areas, look for hotels in Kita district. Many backpackers prefer the budget options in the Tennoji area, where the quality of rooms and prices vary wildly--call or check websites of specific establishments before you make reservations.
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  • I did not have the chance to climb it, but I went as close as being below it. Compared to other observations I've been, I felt like it was smaller. Loads of restaurants around the area, so many places...  more »
  • Reasonably priced and good views over Osaka, not too high so you get a different perspective. If you're in the area you might as well visit.  more »
  • Went there at the end of the day and it was almost closing time so we only saw it from the outside and walked around that area. It is a tower, not very tall, not sure how the views from the top but th...  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.