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- Address: 1-1-88 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku | Umeda Sky Building, Osaka 531-0076, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
- Timings: 10:00 am - 10:30 pm Details
- Phone: +81-0664403899
- Ticket Price: 1000 JPY
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: View Point, Observatory, Tourist Center, Family And Kids
Floating Garden - Review
The Umeda Sky Building is a 173 metre spectacular high rise building situated in Osaka. The structure of the building consists of two main towers which are connected with each other by the Floating Garden Observatory on the 39th floor. From the garden, one gets amazing views of the city. Many locals take pride in this man made marvel. A must visit while on your tour of Osaka.
Floating Garden Information
- Other Contact No: +81 6 6440 3899
Floating Garden Ticket Prices
- Adults: ¥1000
- High School/ Junior High school children: ¥700
- Elementary School Students: ¥500
- Kids (4 years old or older): ¥ 200
- Senior (65 years old or older): ¥ 800
Floating Garden Hours
- Last entry is at 10:00 pm.
- Seasonal timings may apply.
How To reach Floating Garden by Public Transport
- JR Osaka Station
- Subway Umeda station
- Hankyu Umeda Station
Restaurants Near Floating Garden
- Cafe SKY40
- Sky Lounge- Stardust
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Things to Know Before Visiting Floating Garden
35.15% of people who visit Osaka include Floating Garden in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
42.59% of people start their Floating Garden visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Floating Garden
85.42% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Floating Garden
Floating Garden Trips
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Floating Garden, Osaka Reviews
The building is called the Umeda Sky Building for those who can't reach Chinese characters. Of the observatories in Osaka, this one had the best views during my time there, with views of the river, business district, nearby mountains, etc. The top is a large circular area with an indoors and outdoors area. On the way up, you take an escalator that is suspended between 2 giant buildings. There's a cafe in the indoors area, and the view of the sunset is great (the sun slowly moved behind the nearby mountain causing the river to glimmer; very scenic). The price is about $11. You need to go up to the 3rd floor by escalator before going to the top. The ticket office is near the top, so you can get pretty high up before needing to buy a ticket. I would recommend getting there 30 mins-1 hr before sunset so that you can get both day and night views (sunset is around 7:10-7:30 during summer)
Umeda Sky Building is the second highest building (could be wrong) in Osaka, with a transparent elevator which takes you over 100 meters in less than 30 seconds. The Main Observatory level requires a ticket to enter, but you can ride the elevator up for free. But do note that things will get really crowded at peak hours, leading to wait times up to an hour or over. The ticket is one time use (at time of visit) and is not reusable. I really enjoyed my stay here, would recommend.
A little out of the way for subway or train but the walk there from umeda station was pretty cool. There is an admission charge (i think it was 10$) , well worth it in my opinion. There are directions and signs in the area telling you how to get up, very easy to figure out. There's an indoor observation floor with seats by the window as well as an outside observatory at the top. The view is truly breathtaking. It can be pretty hard to open your eyes fully outside even on overcast days so sunglasses highly recommended. The angle from indoor floor is actually better for photos, as the fences on the outdoor observatory can ruin photos. The glass is super clear and wont affect photo quality imo.
Very cool place. But I messed up. I came during the day. You need to come at night. Even though, it is still a cool place to visit.
What a great experience. I love tall buildings and while it was 1500Yen to get up to the top, the view was spectacular. The music was unexpected and while lounge House isnt most people's cup of tea, I thought it was great... They have a nice café up there and you could probably hang out for an hour or so reflecting and what-not.