Tsutenkaku, Osaka

Currently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
  • Address: 1 Chome-18-6 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 556-0002, Japan
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 08:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-666419555
  • Ticket Price: 600 JPY
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids, Tower, Architecture , Observation Deck
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About Tsutenkaku, Osaka

Tsutenkaku is a tower situated in Shinsekai, Osaka. The tower was first built in the year 1912 as a replica of the Eiffel Tower.  However, in the year 1943, the tower suffered a fire and was damaged beyond immediate repair.  And so it stayed for many years. After World War II, The Tsutenkaku Kanko Co. Ltd. was put in charge of rebuilding the tower. The new tower was opened for public in the year 1956 and is 103 meters high and the main observatory deck is 91 meters high! Apart from the observation deck, the tower also houses Tsutenkaku Wakuwaku Land, Shops, Jan Jan Town Kinnikuman Museum, Diorama Display, Cafe de Luna Park and Glico-ya.

Tsutenkaku Information

  • Every evening, the tower is illuminated with 6 different colours according to the on-going season.
  • So in January and February the tower is illuminated in white (for snow).
  • In March and April you will find the tower in pink (for cherry blossom season).
  • In May and June, the tower is brightened up with green (new leaves season)
  • while you will find the tower to be illuminated in blue (as the sky) in the months of July and August.
  • The tower is illuminated in gold (ears of rice) and blue-green (Fir tree) in the months of September to November and December respectively.

Tsutenkaku Ticket Prices

  • Adults: ¥600
  • Students: ¥500
  • Pre School children: ¥300

How To reach Tsutenkaku by Public Transport

  • Shin-Imamiya, JR Osaka Loop Line
  • Ebisucho, Subway Sakaisuji Line
  • Dobutsuen-Mae, Subway Midosuji Line
  • Ebisucho, Hankai Line
  • Shin-Imamiya, Nankai Main Line of Nankai Electric Railway

Restaurants Near Tsutenkaku

  • Doremi
  • Ganzo kushikatsu daruma Tsutenkaku mise
  • Sakana-ya ROKU Korea
  • Kissa Tsutenkaku

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Things to Know Before Visiting Tsutenkaku

  • 30.06% of people who visit Osaka include Tsutenkaku in their plan

  • 27.76% of people start their Tsutenkaku visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Tsutenkaku

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

67.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tsutenkaku

People normally club together Shitenno Ji and Abeno Harukas while planning their visit to Tsutenkaku.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Tsutenkaku, Osaka Reviews

  • 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!!!

  • A wonderful place to visit. Such history and top quality workmanship equal to no other. A must see while in Kyoto.

  • Felt more like a Pocky museum/shop than anything else, but interesting nonetheless. The free monkey show was a bit different. View was decent.

  • Nice touristy spot in Osaka. The view is definitely worth the visit. The tower is definitely over commercialize, but definitely a cute place to pick up small presents.

  • Pretty big tourist trap but fun to walk around and see all the shops and play some of the old school video games. Did not end up going up the tower since there are only so many towers I want to pay to go up and look out over Osaka from.

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