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Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building Observatory
Ranked #59 of 1,185 things to do in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 November 2013

I visited on a weekday afternoon and was surprised there were hardly any other tourists there. I believe the procedure was to wait for a few visitors for the elevator trip but the apologetic staff sent me up on my own after a short wait when no one else turned up. I barely seems to take a minute for the super fast elevator to whisk me up 50 over stories. I wouldn't have minded enjoying the external view from the glass elevator a bit longer.

From there, there’s a long elevator up to the observation deck, which is an inverted pyramid atop the building. The deck offers a full 360 degree view without any obstructions and I can only say the view from 250m up is just awesome. The Osaka Bay area with it’s several bridges is very nice, even though they look quite small from that height. There are telescopes if you want a closer look at things and they have fashioned a number of casual seating areas if you want to just sit back and soak in the view, or even have a drink.

Getting there is an easy 5min walk from the nearby train station. I did get to see sunset from the Umeda Sky Building but I suspect I may have missed out on the better deal here. Recommended.

5  Thank Tantiko
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

Visited the observatory building in the late evening around 7 - 8 PM. Its a must see simply for the view. from the ground level you take a elevator to the 53rd floor (if not mistaken) and then an amazing escalator ride to the 55th floor.

The views were great, as it was in the evening and beautiful from all sides of the building, cant comment how it will be during the daytime, but i bet it must be as good as the evening time

There is a cafe up on the observatory level and small cubicles for the couples :)

There is a admission fee, but we were using the 2-Day Osaka pass and hence free.

4  Thank mafi_sl
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

Superb view any time of the day/evening, it's even better to catch the sunset there; they have a nice cafe and it's not expensive, you can enjoy a drink and sit there for as much as you want; a 2day pass for tourist is a great deal in Osaka! You get transportation and a lot of amazing places to see included in the 2700jpy fee(approx 30usd)

3  Thank sensible1981
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Reviewed 24 October 2009

If you are looking for a view of Osaka this is the place to go. It is a really tall and modern building with 360 degree views of the area. There is also a restaurant on the top floor observation deck which is a nice place to go for dinner. The Maritime Museum is also within walking distance.

5  Thank donga100
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Reviewed 1 December 2017
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