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Umeda Sky Building Tower

Osaka Umeda Sky Building Tower

Among some of the must-visit attractions in Osaka, the Umeda Sky Building Tower is one not to miss as this will give visitors the opportunity to see the amazing Osaka skyline in 360 degrees.

This interesting building is also located in the Kita-Ku district which is walking distance from the Umeda and Osaka train station. 

Standing at 173 meters (568 feet) tall building, the Umeda Sky Building consists of two main towers that are connected to each other on the 39th floor.

This is where visitors will head as it houses the Floating Garden Observatory with an admission fee of  ¥700 per person.

Umeda Sky Building Tower

Panoramic view of Osaka City
Panoramic view of Osaka City from the Umeda Sky Building Observatory Deck
As for what to do here, there is an open-top 360 Degrees viewing deck and an interesting souvenir shop here.

The rest of the building is occupied by businesses while there is an interesting Japanese food street called Takimi-kojion the ground floor. during any festive season, this place is bustling with activity. 

As I visited this attraction in Osaka during Christmas, there were a lot of lights, local Japanese food, souvenirs and even Christmas snacks being sold by local and foreigners at the local street market at the bottom of the building area. 

Replica Umeda Sky Building
Umeda Sky Building Replica 
Osaka Umeda Sky Tower Wishing
A visitor hands a Wishing Star here at the Umeda Sky Tower
During festive seasons, the building area is decorated to the theme and there is also the well-known love locks section where couples can express their love by placing a message and securing a lock which is a romantic gesture and widely popularised in Japan.

During the Christmas period, there was a section dedicated to Christmas wishes where visitors could write notes and wishes on a gold or white star paper and hang it up. 

Umeda Sky Tower Photo
A glimpse of the Osaka Sunset from the Umeda Sky Building
Top 20 buildings around the world Umeda tower
As acknowledged by the Times
This magnificent building is also listed as one of the Top 20 buildings around the world by the Times, a UK newspaper.

Before going up to the main observatory deck, you will also see a scaled replica of the building in a glass case. 

Information on Umeda Sky Building
Umeda Sky Tower Information
Umeda Sky Building Information
Open: 10:00 am to 22:30 pm (Entrance Open Till 22:00)
Open: 7 days a week
Tickets: ¥700 yen


Visitors to Osaka should not miss this opportunity to visit the Umeda Sky Tower and it is best done in the mornings or just before the evening as this is one of the best places to see the beautiful Osaka sunset. This is also a beautiful place to bring a loved one as well.

For timing, visitors can spend anywhere from 1 to 2 hours exploring this place while getting here from the main train stations, it will take about 10 minutes to walk to the Umeda Sky Building Tower in Osaka.

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