Umeda Sky Building is one of the unique building in Japan I have ever seen. Completed in 1993, the building consists of two 40-story towers. If you have been to Kyoto, Umeda Sky Building was designed by the same architect for Kyoto Station, Hara Hiroshi. I took the train to Osaka Station, which is just 10-minute walk (North Central Exit) to the building.
This is a must-visit for those with an interest or appreciation of architecture.
Different views of the Floating Garden Observatory.
Floating Garden Observatory
Entrance to the observation deck is via the East Tower to the 35th floor.
The iconic escalator tube to the 39th floor.
Ticket Counter @ Level 39
I headed I up in the late afternoon and in time to catch the sunset. Best if you can do a rain check before heading up to the observatory.
Opening Hours: 9.30am – 10.30pm
Adult: ¥1500 | Child: ¥700
Floating Garden Observatory (Kuchu-Teien) @ Level 40
You will not find green lawns, flowers or trees here but there were plenty of spots to sit down and admire the view of Osaka City.
Sky 40 Cafe
Perfect spot to have a drink while admiring the city views.
View of the Yodo River.
Sky Walk Rooftop
A ring-like observation deck, the Sky Walk allows you to walk to view 360 degrees views of Osaka City.
Fence of Vows
Similar to N Seoul Tower, this a popular spot for couples as well.
Garden in the clouds.
Umeda Sky Building is highly recommended for its architecture and spectacular views.
Umeda Sky Building
By Train: Osaka Station or Umeda Station,