TsutenkakuCurrently 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
Tsutenkaku - Review
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.
- 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
- Ganzo kushikatsu daruma Tsutenkaku mise
- Sakana-ya ROKU Korea
- Kissa Tsutenkaku
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Things to Know Before Visiting Tsutenkaku
69.85% of people who visit Osaka include Tsutenkaku in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
29.39% of people start their Tsutenkaku visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Tsutenkaku
67.51% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tsutenkaku
Tsutenkaku, Osaka Reviews
This is a tourist trap..........I say this in the most positive way I can. I actually enjoyed the experience here. As with practically all other tourist places in Osaka, there is very little English and there are lots of things to purchase. This is a pretty cool place to take either the kids or your grandmother and grandfather. I would recommend this as a really easy place to go that is pretty interesting. There are also a ton of uniquely Japanese stores at the base of the tower.
I really enjoyed my visit to the Tsutenkaku tower. I visited it on a Friday evening during golden week, and it was not busy. I did not have to wait to take the elevator to the top. It was included in the Osaka amazing pass (really worth it to buy the pass if you are sightseeing in Osaka). There are 2 main observation decks at the top and the view was stunning especially during sunset. On the way down, it is basically a pocky museum. There is also a secret garden on that level that is decorated with lights, bamboo and little seating areas. Overall I would highly suggest visiting.
We visited the tower pretty late in the day, but it was interesting to say the least. Even though the lighting inside isn't all that great, the history and the food shops around and nearby make it worth it. The atmosphere on the 4th floor of the tower was a little funny. It felt like I was in an empty club from the mid 90s. The inside was lit up like a disco and the music was old school, but welcome. I was jamming waiting for the elevator to take me down. Nice place in Osaka to visit.
The place was disappointing. Not the best views and the reflection on the glass was so bad. You will probably like it if you are a fan of history and likes retro stuff. But if you're here for the view then go elsewhere. We went at Round 530pm and the shopping street was also deserted. Many shops were closed.
Flamboyant and versatile, the tower is really a gem of its own kind. Wonderful view from up there. The amount of various things that are on sale through the cleverly made labyrinths on the way up is a bit overwhelming though. All in all, a must see/visit when in Osaka.
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