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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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  • Or had dangerous image a long time ago, but recently became a tourist destination, is safe. Professional wrestling events, and I'm pretty excited. Enjoy the old fashioned smart ball shop.
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  • Recently visited many foreign travelers who crowded, arrive at the elevator to the observation deck and billiken was welcomed. Don't feel so high recently that designation because the Zoo, tennoji Park views. Because it is close to the new world can enjoy Osaka.
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  • 通天閣附近一帶是大阪市的老區舊區,市容(相對)不太整潔。晚上七八時徐徐到達,幾乎沒有人影,商店街的店舖想必亦落閘關門,雖然話可看夜景,但晚上特地跑過來,其實可觀性有限。 
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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.