Umeda Sky Building
Craft Beer Base
In the shadow of the Umeda Sky Building, this bar/bottle shop specialises in local and worldwide craft beers. Order and enjoy around the...
Grand Front Osaka
At the fancy new shopping mall north of JR Osaka Station, Umekita Dining on the 7th through 9th floors of the south building has 36...
1-1-88 Ōyodonaka, Kita-ku · interesting places nearby
Umeda Sky Building information
Opened in 1993 and named one of the world's top 20 buildings, the Sky Building resembles a 40-storey, space-age Arc de Triomphe. Twin towers are connected at the top by a 'floating garden' (really a garden-free observation deck) with breathtaking 360-degree city views day or night. Getting there is half the fun – an escalator in a see-through tube takes you up the last five storeys, between the towers (not for vertigo sufferers). The architect, Hara Hiroshi, also designed Kyoto Station .
The building is reached via an underground passage, a short walk north of Osaka and Umeda stations.