Observation Tower
A viewing tower located in Naniwa Ward, Osaka City and a famous Osaka landmark. Originally erected in 1912 and modeled after the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the current 108 meter tower is actually the second Tsutenkaku. The fourth and fifth floors are a viewing floor overlooking Osaka. There are figures of the Seven Gods of Fortune on the fifth floor as well as a statue of Billiken which is said to bring good luck when the soles of its feet are rubbed. The tower is filled with other interesting things to see and do, including the Kinnikuman Museum; a café produced by Mother Farm; and showroom shops by Morinaga, Glico, and Nisshin.

Spot details

Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Ebisuhigashi 1-18-6
8:30-20:00 (Last entry is 19:30)
open everyday
[General Observatory Friday] [Adults (High school students and above)] 900yen [Up to junior high school student] 400yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay)
Not available
Available (Osaka Free Wi-Fi)
English Menu
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 29, 2020 (Information as of May 25, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Day] 1,001-3,000yen [Night] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • A district with a mix of old and young
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.03.10
    Tsutenkaku was an old district but it was lively with hostels around the area. There were a few old shops, restaurants and cafes. There was also a big Donki Shop nearby. Worth the visit.
  • Night Time Must
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.02.24
    Tsutenkaku (Or the tower) is an amazing sight to see at night when it glows bright red and changes between two kinds of modes of words along its side. It was originally meant to mimic the Eiffel...
  • The Eiffel Tower of Osaka
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.02.20
    You hear these phrases when you travel frequently. Ive heard, people call Buenos Aires the Paris of South America for example.Tsutenkaku is a new structure, rebuilt after World War II. The original...

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