Attractions

Notable Building in Osaka

Abeno Harukas

This Cesar Pelli–designed tower, which opened in March 2014, is Japan's tallest building (300m, 60 storeys). It houses Japan's largest department store (Kintetsu, floors B2–14), the Abeno Harukas Art Museum, a hotel…
Notable Building in Osaka

Umeda Sky Building

Osaka's landmark Sky Building (1993) 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), which was constructed on th…
Notable Building in Osaka

Kani Dōraku Honten

You can't miss the giant animated crab that marks the entrance to Kani Dōraku Honten, which is, of course, a crab restaurant. The shop sells tasty crab sushi rolls (from ¥1200) to go out front.
Notable Building in Osaka

Nakaza Cuidaore Building

Home of the most famous statue of Kuidaore Tarō – the drum-banging clown who represents the city's culture of kuidaore ('eat 'til you drop').
Notable Building in Osaka

Osaka Central Public Hall

Built in 1911, this dramatic, red-brick neo-Renaissance building is an important cultural property.
Notable Building in Osaka

Osaka City Hall

A mid-1980s building incorporating some elements from the 1921 City Hall.