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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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  • Through heaven Pavilion (tsuutennkaku) is an observation tower located in Naniwa-Ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, new world centre. It became. Official character in "billiken" is known, is known as a tourist attraction in Osaka. Was burnt down by fire from the movie theater had to close first tsutenkaku 1/1943, 1953, by well wishers of the local new world rebuilding story is lifted, "through heaven Pavilion reconstruction Committee and developed. [Staying did not initially as a joke by the local, but also rebuilding the story gradually Jagger has first tsutenkaku was already packed with houses, as was rebuilt near the Park. However, Takenaka Corporation introduced design Naito and in budgetary terms, Okumura enforcement at 270 million yen. (Final total construction cost was 340 million yen, after the additional construction. There was trouble has forgotten about the construction were laid down in the 8/17/1955, the dead's office space, panicking in the middle of the construction, the Middle 2nd Add. Structural steel is hot dip galvanizing, the quality of the said were verified during the renovation works in 1996, did not also start. 2 at present, tsutenkaku, was completed in 1956, (0/1956). Current through heavenly Islands tourism Corporation's (manner anyway gagging, Tsutenkaku Kanko Co., Ltd.) by being operated. Height including the lightning rod is 108 m (the height of the tower itself is 100 m. Lightning rod from 2016, 3 m has updated to 8 m). In Mr. Naito Tachu Nagoya TV tower were almost at the same time, Tokyo Tower, designed by architects, constructed building is Okumura. Imply that "tall buildings leading to the heavens", tsutenkaku and Confucian scholar of the early Meiji era, Fujisawa Minami-Dake is named. 2 tsutenkaku, entrance gates, exhibition space and had low floor (basement-upstairs) and high-floor observation deck, such as (3F ~ 5F) in and up the main body. Entrance and an elevator from the second floor (low layer lift), elevator (panoramic lift) to/from view table 4.5 floor and second floor are running separately. If such structures for the visitors from the entrance head to the Observatory to the base as the upstairs low transfer to the panoramic lift from the layer lift mechanism has become. Rebuilding year 1957 (0/1957) and integrated electronics company Hitachi Ltd. posted a text-based ads on the side of the tower. At the discretion of Konosuke Matsushita, the Matsushita (now Panasonic) approached posting of advertising initially, but at the time was the President saw the posting. And contrite to Konosuke wiring work was involved in construction of the first, tsutenkaku, the Hitachi neon light is recognized as a "local specialty" in later years, saw the posting of advertising said.
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  • Symbol of Osaka from the ancient times, after a long time to go and was filled with people than you think. Because most of the visitors are foreigners, climb to the tsutenkaku and started talking in English staff. Eiffel Tower of the Naniwa and remembered from childhood, named from a height at right leads to heaven. Presence and reach the height of the Eiffel Tower actually look around and is surprised at the height of the designation, but not symbols of Osaka.
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  • Today is a great city and kushikatsu did Oden beer to sake from morning cup. Drinking is the most unbearable town for generations.
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  • 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!!!
  • If you can come here as part of the Osaka amazing pass it'll be worth it, otherwise this place is mostly merchandise and a tourist trap. You can find better observatories if you want to. A bit funny though I wouldn't recommend.
  • 3.5 stars, super tourist trap and there are much better observatories elsewhere. I enjoyed looking at all the hokie merchandise and exhibits. Made the mistake of trying out cream corn flavor soda. Went in the trash. Bringing friends here in June for a chuckle.
  • I love this place. A lot of food choices, very busy street with attractive signboards. Will definitely visit again if I go to osaka again.
  • This is basically one big tourist trap. As you stand in line for the elevators to take you up to the top, there are so many coin-grabbing attractions to lure kids and tourists. Once you get to the top, you'll notice you're not exactly at the top. No, you have to pay an additional fee to get to the "real" top of the tower. Visit Abeno Harukas instead if you'd like to get a good view of the surrounding area.

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