Umeda Sky Building – Osaka | Travel Information

At first glance, the Umeda Sky Building has quite a unique appearance, often confusing many people as to what it’s trying to achieve. But as they say, never judge a book by it’s cover.

The 173m(567ft) tall building was completed in 1993, and has a total of 40 floors, making it the 9th tallest building in Osaka prefecture. 

The Main feature of the Umeda Sky building is the 360° view of the Osaka, Kobe, Nara, and Kyoto skyline. On a clear day, you will even be able to see Awaji Island. The Viewing platform is called the ‘Floating Garden Observatory‘, and the escalator to get up to the Floating Garden Observatory, might not be the best for those who experience vertigo. If you look at the first image on this page, you will notice 2 beams that stretch across the tower, and into the middle circle…yeah, that’s the escalator. Below you will find the view of the escalator from the inside, it’s a little freaky.

Escalator up to the Floating Garden Observatory
Escalator up to the Floating Garden Observatory

The Umeda Sky Building is quite the notable attraction in Osaka, especially the escalator over the city which certainly made me feel a little dizzy. The Views you will get on a clear day on the observation floor are just amazing! Back on the ground, on the bottom floor of the building is a restaurant floor with historic style of buildings! If you’re not hungry, at least check it out, you will be amazed at the contrast if the modern Umeda Sky Building, to the restaurant floor which makes you feel as if you’ve gone back in time!

Admission & Hours

  • 9:30am-10:30pm (Final entry at 10:00pm)
  • 1500


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