Umeda (梅田) Sky Building is one of the major symbols of modern Osaka (大阪). It lies in northern Osaka’s Umeda (Kita) district, with its boasting structure being visible from afar. The building consists of two towers that are connected by multiple bridges and the “Floating Garden Observatory” on top.
Umeda Sky Building mainly houses offices on its many floors but also an ambient restaurant on the basement floor. The restaurant is designed in a pre-World War II fashion which is known as the Showa period.
The highlight of Umeda Sky Building is the aforementioned Floating Garden Observatory, offering the best views of Osaka imaginable. The open-air deck is especially great as you can get an undisrupted 360 degree view of the city.
The buildings’ bridges and decks often have glass flooring, allowing you to look straight down its 173 meters of height. If you are afraid of heights I would probably not recommend doing this as it can trigger your fear easily.
A must-see highlight
I find that a trip to cities as large and impressive as Osaka is not complete without looking at it from a bird’s perspective (unless you have the aforementioned fear of course). Umeda Sky Building allows you to do just that and I highly recommend checking it out, even if it’s just for its interesting modern design.
That’s it for Osaka’s Umeda Sky Building, I hope I convinced you to visit this highlight!
Access information as well as opening hours and admission fee will be listed down below.
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Opening Hours and Admission Fee
- Open every day from 9:30 – 22:30 (last entry at 22:00)
- There are no closing days throughout the year
- Entrance fee is 1,500 Yen (12,30€/$13.80; exchange rates as of July 2019)