A symbol of Naniwa, also known as the Eiffel Tower of Osaka. On the 5th floor, there is an observatory with a view of Osaka, and statue of Biriken, a god that is said to bring good luck to those who stroke the bottom of its feet.
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The Tsutenkaku is a new structure, rebuilt after World War II. The original Tsutenkaku was built in 1912, and it shocked the people of that era; with a height of 64 meters, it was the tallest structure in the Orient. It was also one of the two great attractions of Shin-Sekai at that time, the other being Luna Park, an amusement park with an area of more than 132,000 square meters. Eventually the Tsutenkaku, which reminded local residents of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, became the symbol of Osaka. But then in 1943 a fire broke out in the tower, and it was later dismantled to supply steel to the wartime economy. After various difficulties were overcome, the long-awaited new Tsutenkaku was erected in 1956.
Location〒 556-0002 1-18-6 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka
Open8:30 - 21:30 (admissions close 21:00)
PriceAdults (high school students and over) 900 yen, Elementary and middle school students ,5 yeas old and over 400 yen
Directions3-minute walk from Ebisucho Station on the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line
10-minute walk from Dobutsuen-mae Station