Standing at 300 meters, Abeno Harukas (あべのハルカス) in Osaka is the tallest skyscraper in Japan. The building stands on top of the Kintetsu Osaka Abenobashi Station and is conveniently located across from JR Tennoji Station. It houses a department store, an art museum, a hotel and an observation deck.
Origin of the Name -名前の由来
“Harukas” is an old Japanese expression meaning “to brighten, to clear up”. As its name suggests, Abeno Harukas embodies the exhalation of clear, sweeping views of Osaka from its top floor 300 meters in the air.
Observation deck – 展望台
The observation deck is called “Harukas 300” and occupies the building’s top three floors (floors 58 to 60). The observation deck is accessed by elevators from the 16th floor. With large floor-to-ceiling glass panels all around, the 60th floor offers 360 degree views of Osaka, while the 58th floor features an attractively designed inner court with a wooden deck and cafe.
Fee for observation deck – 料金
Adults: 1,500 yen
Children aged 12 – 17: 1,200 yen
Children aged 6 – 11: 700 yen
Children aged 4 – 5: 500 yen
The elevator to the upper floors takes you from the 16th floor to the 60th in just 45 seconds. Once there you can enjoy panoramic views over the city from the gallery’s floor-to-ceiling windows.
The 59th floor has a souvenir shop, a play area for children, and a café area and on the 58th floor there is a restaurant and bar with an open air terrace garden.
The observatory is open every day from 9.00 – 22.00 with last entry at 21.30.
This rooftop garden is also located on the 16th floor. It has seats overlooking the city and is free to enter.
Offering a world-class hospitality and impeccable Japanese service is the Osaka Marriot Miyako Hotel. The hotel occupies floors 19 – 20, floors 38 – 55, and 57. The hotel lobby and reception can be accessed on the 19th floor. The hotel has 297 guest rooms with stunning views over the city, a fitness center, and restaurants offering Japanese, Western, teppanyaki, and buffet style options.
Abeno Harukas is a 5 minute walk from Tennoji Park, a 15 minute walk from Tennoji Zoo, and an 8 minute walk from Osaka Municipal Museum of Fine Art. Abeno Harukas stands above Osaka Abenobashi Station which serves the Kintetsu Minami Osaka Line.
It is also directly across the road from Tennoji Station which serves the JR Osaka Loop Line, JR Hanwa Line, JR Yamatoji Line, the Midosuji Subway Line, and the Tanimachi Subway Line.
On the west side of the Abeno Harukas building is Tennojiekimae Station which serves the Hankai Tram Line.
The complex’s wide array of facilities and amenities answers every need, promising every visitor a relaxing time in a bright, comfortable environment. There are cafés, shops, dining areas, photo services, helicopter tours, lights and sounds shows, and many more. Abeno Harukas is the future of multifunctional urban space in the sky.