Tsutenkaku Tower

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Come to marvel at the tower that reaches to heaven and meet Billiken, the god of happiness and good luck.

A visit to the Tsūtenkaku tower is a visit to the heart and soul of Osaka. Take an hour or two enjoying the towering, eight-sided construct, the magnificent view it provides and the statue of Billiken, a god of good fortune.

At 209 feet (64 meters) high, the Tsūtenkaku tower was Japan’s tallest tower when it opened in 1912. It was rebuilt and redesigned by the famed Tachu Naito following deconstruction in 1956 to 337 feet (103 meters), and today still stands as a symbol of Osakan resilience and prosperity.

Though the queue to enter may be lengthy, the elevator ride to the top makes it worthwhile. Learn the story of the tower’s construction on information panels and look out the window to observe the city floor dropping away below.

On the fifth floor you’ll find a statue of the famed Billiken, the god of good luck and happiness. Soak up some good fortune by rubbing his feet and making a donation.

From the top enjoy the 360-degree views of the Osaka skyline. Soak in the aerial view of the energetic Osaka downtown area and plan your next stop.

On your way out, browse the fun souvenir store, and take home a tower-shaped water bottle, an origami swan or a miniature version of the happy deity, Billiken.

If you don’t have time to queue up, visit the tower at night when neon lights highlight each of its eight sides in spectacular fashion. Though they are mostly advertisements, the lights make for a perfect beacon to keep your bearings while you explore the downtown area.

After a visit the tower, be sure to grab a meal in the food courts below, explore the peaceful Tennoji Park or head to the nearby Tennoji Zoo to see a diverse range of animal habitats.

Get to the Tsūtenkaku tower via subway routes. It is open year-round between 9am and 9pm and charges a small entry fee with discounts for children and students.

Top Hotels Close to Tsutenkaku Tower

Hotel Taiyo
Hotel Taiyo
2.5 out of 5
1-2-23, Taishi, Nishinari-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is NT$580 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Located in Minami, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tennoji Zoo and Tsutenkaku Tower. Nipponbashi and Q's Mall are also within 15 minutes. Dobutsuen-mae ...
3.5/5 Good! (993 reviews)
"Good hotel near MRT. Rooms are clean and comfortable with TV and refrigerator. Very friendly and helpful staff"

Reviewed on 2020/1/19

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Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
4 out of 5
1-2-3 Minatomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is NT$2,099 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 24
Located in Namba, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Osaka City Air Terminal, Tsutenkaku Tower, and Shitennoji Temple. Osaka Museum of History and Umeda Sky ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,568 reviews)
"Awesome luxury property for the same price as an APA hotel!! Stayed on the 31st floor with an amazing view and the staff were really accommodating even with our odd schedule. The interiors are really tasteful and elegant. Not your typical Japanese hotel chain!! Room was large, bathroom was large ..."

Reviewed on 2021/8/29

Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
The Only View
The Only View
2.5 out of 5
2-chome-6-21 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa, Osaka, Osaka
The price is NT$1,340 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 24
Located in Shinsaibashi, this apartment building is steps from Tsutenkaku Tower and Tennoji Zoo. Nipponbashi and Tennoji Park are also within 10 minutes. Dobutsuen-mae ...
The Only View
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Hotel Taiyo
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2.5 out of 5
1-2-23, Taishi, Nishinari-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is NT$580 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
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Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
4 out of 5
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The price is NT$2,099 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 24
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The Only View
2.5 out of 5
2-chome-6-21 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa, Osaka, Osaka
The price is NT$1,340 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 24
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Naniwa Tsutenkaku Hotel
Naniwa Tsutenkaku Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2-2-2,Ebisu Nishi, Naniwa-ku, \N, Osaka, Osaka
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Tsutenkaku Fashion Villa YX
Tsutenkaku Fashion Villa YX
2.5 out of 5
1-20-10 Ebisuhigashi, Osaka, Osaka
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Toyoko Inn Osaka Tsutenkaku Mae
Toyoko Inn Osaka Tsutenkaku Mae
3 out of 5
2-3-4, Ebisu-higashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka
The price is NT$1,222 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
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THE PAX HOSTEL / CAFE / RECORDS
2.5 out of 5
1-20-5, Ebisu Higashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka
The price is NT$1,227 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
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Maru House - Hostel
Maru House - Hostel
1 out of 5
1 Chome-4-7 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Osaka
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HOTEL AARON Tsuten East
HOTEL AARON Tsuten East
3 out of 5
1-3-1 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa, Osaka, Osaka
The price is NT$960 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
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