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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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  • Tourist shops, many local people come? Through the guards, and only go to the Hida-Osaka kanko, or.
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  • Visit decades Buri. NHK morning drama on stage several times and even now "I ate?" of acquired Kitamura lol shop heroine of the story. Symbol of Osaka Minami and bad things will depend on evaluation visit in the "feel". It is going you know that many people have.
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  • Bought the Osaka week roll, so to follow the loft, night scenery is very beautiful, near the streets have a lot of food, Babel Loft under sell a lot of solid force fruit products, I do not know is also full of the hands are war goods
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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!!!
  • The place is basically a cheap tacky tourist trap, which makes sense considering it was built ages ago when the area was in regeneration. Most of the stuff inside offers some novel photo oppotunities and I have to say the view was pretty good! Though don't expect to get any good photos as the glass used reflects pretty badly which really sucks. There's a little bit about Tsutentaku's past and a complete model of it when it was first built which I thought was pretty neat as well. I wouldn't say it's a must go, but if you're in the area for a while it's worth a trip.
  • 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.
  • A good place to hang out. But, they make us take too many pictures. Feels like there's a photographer around every corner, and each photo costs 1000yen.
  • 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.

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