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Floating Garden on Top of Umeda Sky Building

[From January Issue 2014]


This skyscraper is 40 stories up and 173 meters high. Two skyscrapers are joined together to create this building and on top of them is an open air viewing platform. To ascend, visitors take a see through escalator from the 35th floor. From the observatory there is a 360° panorama of the city. Staff are on hand to assist you with taking photographs and suchlike.

Closest train station: seven minutes on foot from JR Osaka Station
Admission: 700 yen for the general public
Opening hours: 10:00 am to 10:30 pm (no entry after 10:00 pm)
Subject to seasonal changes.

Floating Garden on Top of Umeda Sky Building

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