Discover Osaka: Umeda Sky Building (The Floating Garden Observatory)

Day 6

January 2, 2013

The Floating Garden Obsevatory
Umeda Sky Building
1-1-88 Oyodonaka,
Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan

Admission fee: JPY 700 (PhP 350)

Transportation: 8 minutes walk from JR Osaka Station, Subway Umeda Station and Hankyu Umeda Station

After visiting Osaka Castle in the morning and eating at Nipponichi late in the afternoon, we took the subway to Umeda Sky Building where the Floating Garden Observatory is located on the 39th floor. Umeda Sky Building is 173 meters high. It is "a pair of skyscraper connected in midair".  The Floating Garden Observatory is where visitors can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of Osaka.

inside Umeda Sky Building

Facts about Umeda Sky Building:

  • 12th tallest building in Osaka, Japan
  • The building was designed by Hiroshi Hara
  • It was constructed by Takenaka Corporation and was completed in 1993

More photos right after the break...

 signage of Umeda Sky Building taken at the ground floor

 arrow pointing to the Floating Garden located at the 39th floor

Floating Garden ticket

 DH riding the escalator connecting the two 40-storey towers

 Umeda Sky Building escalator as seen from the Floating Garden

 view from the Floating Garden

Yumi Katsura Lover's Sanctuary

peace ; p

Osaka Station

 inside Osaka Station

This photo was taken inside Osaka Station where we boarded a train back to Shin-Osaka. More Osaka, Japan travel updates in the next few days. Keep coming back for more!

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