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General Admission to Kuchu Teien Observatory (Umeda Sky Building)
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General Admission to Kuchu Teien Observatory (Umeda Sky Building)
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This modern, soaring building consists of two towers connected by an observation deck that offers a spectacular view of the city.
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1-1-88 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku | Umeda Sky Bldg, Kita, Osaka 531-0076, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6440-3855
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice thing to do is in little time. It has great views and a extensive beer selection in the restaurant. If you fancy a movie you can also take that on the second floor.

Thank Remon_Thea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this attraction after reaching Osaka central JR station. The walk took about 20min, in the summer heat. The place was not packed and I managed to get in without queueing. The price of the ticket is 1500yen per adult, making it pricier than most...More

Thank Fangwen F
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Had a really perfect day to see the whole of Osaka from the observatory, it’s pretty cheap to get in and the views are well worth it! The restaurants and bars up the top are very expensive but most people I saw just went for...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Good observatory and weather permitting you will get a good view of the city. Unfortunately we had a rainy day so visibility was poor.

Thank norbham
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

After visited nice and beautiful museum i visited this place, this place was so wonderful place and you can see the town 360° that was so wonderful, i think its amazing place, and its FREE ありがとう

Thank DimasLaksani
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

If you are going by train and subway, it’s far too far.. go for other Ferris wheels or towers that are more accessible instead.

Thank julesng07
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Walking distance from Osaka station, we visited in the morning when the sky was clear. We got free admission using the Osaka Amazing Day pass which was worth the ¥2500 as the entrance fee is ¥1000. Not a large place, but good for a bird's...More

Thank c2chen
Reviewed 29 April 2018

When I went, it was raining the entire day so I could not see the sunset and I was a bit disappointed. However, the open-deck view of the building would be quite good if it was not raining.

Thank Neo C
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

This observatory is a bit off the beaten path but worth the visit. Can be a little testy if you have a fear of heights though. There are 360 degree views from the top. The top deck is outside and it can get cold and...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

I'm torn on this. On one hand, the view of Osaka is cool and the building itself is impressive. On the other hand, it's a. It pricey for a jaunt up in an elevator to an overpriced cafe. If you really want to see Osaka...More

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Response from Nami1671 | Reviewed this property |
It is not free, but ticketing happens after you go up the building. There are four floors (including the roof garden) that are accessible after you go up the building (before paying), but the top two cannot be seen without... More