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Kuchu Teien Observatory: Tours & Tickets

Open today: 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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This modern, soaring building consists of two towers connected by an observation deck that offers a spectacular view of the city.
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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1-1-88 Oyodonaka | Umeda Sky Bldg., Kita, Osaka 531-0076, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6440-3855
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Reviewed 8 October 2019 via mobile

We came up here late in the evening so missed sunset but the night time views are incredible. There is a 360 view and you can continue to Skywalk which is outside. It cost 1500yen and worth it.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Klara L
Reviewed 6 September 2019 via mobile

Awesome views of the city. The ride is about 15 mins and you can see all of Osaka. Highly recommend to do it at dusk but the cabins are air conditioned.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank pictuto
Reviewed 21 August 2019 via mobile

We were doubting with the timing since the ticket price is overpriced for visiting twice, but definitely loved the views at night. It’s a very impressive architectural building and almost 360 degrees view of Osaka city. It has a few art structures that are fun...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank travelthecity13
Reviewed 20 June 2019

You really need fine weather to appreciate the surrounding city views of Osaka. On a clear day the view is stunning. Very windy on the 360 degree promenade. Many fine restaurants to be found in the basement area, and a hidden garden with small water...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Travelbug291
Reviewed 20 April 2019

Visited here because of the 2 day Osaka Amazing Pass we bought. Short walk from a nearby train station. Once you reach the summit you are rewarded with great 360 degree views across Osaka. Quite crowded, but still a big enough space that you can...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Randall K
Reviewed 19 April 2019 via mobile

My mother and I visited Kuchu Teien on a Thursday evening around 9:00pm and we enjoyed the beautiful night views of the city. At this time, it was not very crowded and we were able to relax and take lots of pictures. We liked that...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank NeedsAVacation26
Reviewed 7 April 2019

The night views are unforgettable and it is perhaps the best spot to sport a night view in Osaka. I personally find it a bit too many windows so photographing was not easy.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Adrian L
Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

Tip: Get the Osaka Amazing Pass! With it you free admission (before 6 pm) to the Kuchu Teien Observatory plus free or discounted admission at over 30 other attractions in Osaka plus unlimited use of the Metro transits and buses for the whole day. For...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank iluv2eatntravel
Reviewed 9 January 2019

If you have a Osaka pass, then please visit this place! The night views here is so great and unforgettable.You can only visit the observatory for free before 6 pm by the pass,so don't arrive at the place too late.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lynnexviaje
Reviewed 2 January 2019

I had to visit this place as I've passed it a few times on previous trips. I finally had a chance to get here, just barely! I went on a weekday night and it wasn't busy. The views were awesome! I do want to visit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Nami1671 | Reviewed this property |
It is not free, but ticketing happens after you go up the building. There are four floors (including the roof garden) that are accessible after you go up the building (before paying), but the top two cannot be seen without... More