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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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  • It's not a hotspot, but the region around is pretty cool, so I took a day of free time of the trip and I went for a walk around the grounds of the tower. There I used to know the tower and I thought it was pretty cool. There are some beautiful paintings at the base.
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  • Osaka-and put it where it is (^ ^) views, nice weather, so fully enjoyed the Osaka! It is also the designation was productive.
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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.