Umeda Sky Building Tours
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Modern architecture goes space age and skywards at the cutting-edge Umeda Sky Building. The edifice is made up of two glass towers that rise 567 feet (173 meters) and are connected by a futuristic observation platform with an amazing 360-degree view from the 40th floor. An escalator in a glass tube takes visitors up the last five storeys.
It’s hard to miss Osaka’s towering Umeda Sky Building. While most visitors come to take in the views from the open air observation platform (officially called the Floating Garden Observatory), the basement of the building is also worth a look: The area recreates a Showa-era street from the 1920s lined with restaurants serving typical Japanese fare. A four-screen cinema occupies the third and fourth floors. Many Osaka city sightseeing tours stop at the landmark skyscraper.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Umeda Sky Building offers some of the best views in Osaka.
- Buy your observation deck tickets online to skip the queue at the ticket office.
- Bring a jacket, as it can get very windy on the outdoor deck.
- The Umeda Sky Building is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
How to Get There
The Umeda Sky Building is connected underground to both the Osaka and Umeda train stations; expect to walk 10 to 15 minutes to reach the building’s entrance.
When to Get There
The observatory is open daily, from mid-morning until late at night, every day of the year. Since the views are the star attraction, plan to visit on a clear day when you’ll be able to see as far as Awaji Island. The observation deck is an excellent place to watch the sunset, but it gets crowded, so arrive early to stake out a spot.
Sky Lounge Stardust
The 39th floor of the Umeda Sky Building is home to one of the city’s most spectacular bars: the Sky Lounge Stardust. Visitors can take in city views while sipping a libation from a menu of more than 300 cocktails and Japanese whiskies. There is also a Cantonese restaurant serving lunch and dinner on the same floor.
Address: 1-1-88 Oyodo-naka, Kita-ku, Osaka 531-0076, Japan
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Osaka
QR codes supplied were expired when we checked in
, Oct. 2019
We had 2 days in Osaka and a very busy scudded to try and see as much as we could. Our Umeda Building experience was secured for the morning on day one. When we arrived the lady scanned the QR codes we were emailed. I was then informed that the the QR codes were expired (the QR code don’t show any dates on the print outs they send you) and no longer valid. I showed her that the booking booking was for Monday the 7th October and shoulder her my proof of payment. She told me to take it up with Viator. We missed our experience of going up the Umeda building due to this. I then contact Viator who then informed me that the sale was final and that I was not able to get a refund. I then reiterated that I was sent invalid QR codes by them and that I wanted to speak to a supervisor if the that cant refund me my money. I was put on hold and then later informed that they will issue me a refund on this occasion......on this occasion. Make sure your QR codes are valid for the day you are going
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Umeda Sky Building
You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.
You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.
Soak up some of the best views of Osaka from the 40th floor of the Umeda Sky Building. Simply swap your voucher at the ticket office to gain direct access to the Kuchu Teien Tenbodai and take in the atmosphere of The Floating Garden Observatory and its sweeping 360-degree views of the city.
Wander past the most famous attractions in Osaka during this guided walking tour that includes lunch and a river cruise. Follow your guide as you check out landmarks such as Osaka Castle and visit the Floating Garden Observatory at the Umeda Sky Building, before boarding your ship to admire sights including the Twin Towers and City Hall on Nakanoshima Isle. Your Osaka walking excursion and river cruise also includes all entrance fees.
Choose your own adventure in Osaka thanks to this fully-customizable 8-hour private tour. Travel aboard your very own chartered bus, limo or van as you explore a range of of Osaka’s most unique sights. Depending on your interests you might visit historic Osaka Castle, explore Shitennoji Temple, eat and drink your way through the Dotonbori district or take in the views from the Umeda Sky Building. A driver, chartered vehicle and round-trip transport from Central Osaka are included.
The new world kimono style developed by miin has great commitment and features. It is not a traditional kimono, but a modern kimono decorated with a cute flower belt so that young women and foreigners can get close to it. A flower band full of creativity that colors traditional Japanese kimonos. The most distinctive feature is coloring flowers on the kimono belt. Originally created so that young people and foreigners can easily become familiar with kimono. “Kimono / Hairset” is supported by professional specialists. One of our commitments is “genuine provision”.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Should I book Umeda Sky Building tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Umeda Sky Building can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 3 Umeda Sky Building tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Umeda Sky Building 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Umeda Sky Building costs USD 14.54. Guided Umeda Sky Building tours start around USD 14.54 per person. See all 3 Umeda Sky Building tickets and tours on Viator.
What's the best way to experience Umeda Sky Building?
The best ways to experience Umeda Sky Building are:
- Umeda Sky Building Kuchu Teien Observatory Admission Ticket
- Osaka 1-Day Walking Tour : Osaka castle, Aerial Garden Observatory, River Cruise
- Private Osaka Custom Full-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle
- Flower belt full of originality
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