[See] Japan, Osaka- Abeno HARUKAS 300 Observatory (Update: 2018)

HARUKAS 300 observatory is the MUST visit place when in Osaka, It is best known for its sunset and night view. Situated at the Osaka city Abeno ward, Abeno Harukas open in March 2014, also known as the tallest skyscraper in Japan. Standing tall at a height of 300m, the building consists of a department store, restaurants, museum, hotel and offices.  

HARUKAS 300

HARUKAS 300 observatory is at the 58th to 60th floor.  On the 60th floor, you are able to observe the spectacular view of Osaka from the floor to ceiling glass panel corridor. The cafe restaurant on the 58th floor let you have light meals and drinks while enjoying the view from above.

Where?

How to get there?

Route 1:

JR train/Subway line (Midosuji line) to Tennoji Station

Walk out from EAST EXIT

Cross the road

Follow the sign and you will reach Abeno Harukas:

Route 2:

Osaka, Abenobashi station (Directly below the Abeno harukas building)

Operating  hours:

09:00-22:00

*Operating hours are subject to change without prior notice.
* Same-day tickets are on sale from 8:50 to 21:30.

Cost?

Adult: 1,500JPY

Middle school (Age 12-17): 1,200 Yen

Elementary (Age 6-11): 700 Yen

Young Child (Age 4-5): 500 Yen

2018

As we are staying at the Mariott Hotel Miyako this trip, we were each given a complimentary entry ticket. Price fee has not increased since 2014 March.

For more information, visit their official website.

Where to buy the ticket?

Online (Universal Studios Japan Entry Pass & VIP Wristband and Harukas 300 Observatory Pass)

KLOOK

KKDAYS

Counter

To purchase the ticket you will need to take the elevator to 16 Floor

To enter the observatory:

What to see?

The photo was taken in 2015, sunset view of Osaka (South). Couldn’t catch the sunset in 2018 due to the weather.

Looking down from 300m building:

Twin Towers

Wood Deck

Photo taking spot

Cafe

Sky Garden 300

Overall:

Is a good place to visit when you have enough time and would like to see the night view of Osaka. There are a few observatory buildings in Osaka, I would say this is located at a good location where the shopping mall is just below and hotels.

2018

Coming back for the second time was quite unexpected for me as I did not plan for return visit but it was a complimentary access. It was a nice present for my family who did not visit the observatory before and they are happy with it. I love how they come out with a new theme each time and also the additional photo taking area for visitors at level 58.

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