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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kansai - Osaka - Umeda
Umeda Sky Building
# 5   of 22 most visited
sights in Osaka

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The Umeda Sky Building (梅田スカイビル) is a spectacular high rise building in the Kita district of Osaka, near Osaka and Umeda Stations. It is also known as the "New Umeda City".

The 173 meter tall building consists of two main towers which are connected with each other by the "Floating Garden Observatory" on the 39th floor. The observatory offers a great view of the city for a 700 yen admission fee.

The Takimi-koji restaurant mall, a replica of a Japanese street of the early Showa Period, can be found on the first basement floor. Offices occupy most of the building's other floors.

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How to get there
The Umeda Sky Building is a 10-15 minute walk from Osaka and Umeda Stations.

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Hours and Fees
Floating Garden Observatory
Hours:10:00 to 22:30 (entrance until 22:00)
Closed:No closing days
Admission:700 yen

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Hotels and Ryokan
Osaka offers a wide range of accommodation for all budgets. The most convenient base for exploring the city and its surroundings is the Umeda district around JR Osaka Station. Also convenient is the Namba district, the city's prime nightlife area. The Shin-Osaka Station area does not offer much entertainment and dining options, but is most convenient for travelers using the shinkansen.
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English Links
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