Abeno Harukas – Japan’s Tallest Building

One thing you can easily notice in Osaka is a really tall building, well it is not just a tall building, it is Japan’s tallest building. According to their website, the name of the skyscraper “Abeno Harukas” comes from the old Japanese expression “harukasu” which means “to brighten, to clear up“. As for someone who loves the skies and clouds, going here is a must.

To get there, go to Tennoji Station. Entrance fee is 1500 yen. We’re lucky because the building is located just few minutes walk from our guesthouse. 🙂

You’ll be amazed with the elevator, it was very fast and it got the time-travel-to-the-future feels. 58th – 60th floor is the observatory where you can enjoy 360 degrees bird’s eye view of Osaka up above 300 meters!

Here are some pictures taken during our visit 🙂

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Abeno Harukas – up close.

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Visitors enjoying the view

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Sorry, a bit slanted, taken from the escalator.

abeno harukas sky garden

The Sky Garden

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The Sky Garden’s Specialty

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Bird’s Eye View. Everything looks small when you’re at Abeno Harukas

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I got the white shirt at the Souvenir Shop. They sell mochis, chocolates, biscuits and some other souvenirs. Also, there’s a photo booth with the mascot AbenobeA. We find it expensive so we did not have one.

abeno harukas 16th floor

At the 16th Floor Rooftop Garden. Be sure to visit here before heading out. 🙂

 

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Playing in the waves, drawing the clouds to me, and before I know it, I’ve found you <3

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