I traveled to Osaka in late September. This was my first visit to Osaka except for business trips. There are several things I missed doing, so I would like to revisit Osaka in the future. In this article, I will write about Abeno Harukas and Tennoji Park etc. as part of Day 2.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Umeda
* Day 1: Nakanoshima
* Day 1: Nakanoshima (Light-up)
* Day 2: Osaka Castle
* Day 2: Abeno Harukas [This article]
* Day 2: Shinsekai
* Day 2: Abeno Harukas (Light-up)
* Day 3: Sumiyoshi Shrine
* Day 3: Namba
* Day 3: Amerikamura and Namba
* Day 3: Namba (Light-up)
* Day 4: Expo’70 Commemorative Park
* Day 4: Expo’70 Commemorative Park
* Day 4: Umeda
* Day 4: Umeda (Light-up)
* Day 5: Kaiyukan
* Day 5: Tempozan Marketplace
* Day 5: GLION MUSEUM & Return Home
Following the previous post, I will go around “JO-TERRACE OSAKA” in Osaka Castle Park.
“JO-TERRACE OSAKA” is a commercial complex opened in June 2017.
JO-TERRACE OSAKA”, whose concept is “Take a walk and have a break in this greenery-rich castle town”, consists of seven buildings from “A TERRACE” to “G TERRACE”.
Now I will have lunch. I visited “Takoyaki Doraku Wanaka”.
In the restaurant.
I had “Takoyaki”, one of the Osaka’s “soul food”.
I left “JO-TERRACE OSAKA” and moved from Osaka Castle station to Tennoji station by Osaka Loop Line.
I reached Tennoji station and visited “Abeno Harukas”.
“Abeno Harukas” is a multi-purpose commercial facility opened in March 2014, which includes hotel, museum and department store. It is the tallest building (300m) in Japan at this moment and has the observatory (“HARUKAS 300”) on the 58th, 59th, and 60th floors.
I moved to the 16th floor where the ticket counter was located. On the 16th floor, there was also a roof garden, so I visited it first.
The roof garden on the 16th floor was free, so if you don’t have enough time, it may be a good idea just to visit the roof garden.
Then, I will go up to the observatory (“HARUKAS 300”).
FYI: there are two types of tickets, “Same-day ticket (1,500 JPY)” and “1-day ticket (1,950 JPY)”. I planed to revisit the observatory in the evening, so I bought “1-day ticket”.
I reached the 60th floor (“Observatory Gallery”).
Visitors can enjoy a panoramic view from the height of approximately 300 meters above the ground.
The indoor gallery constructed of glass all around from the floor to the ceiling.
View from the edge of the building.
I will go to other floors (59F and 58F).
On the 58th floor, there was a cafe, “Sky Garden”.
Abeno Harukas Art Museum
I returned to the 16th floor. There was also “Abeno Harukas Art Museum” on the 16th floor. The exhibition “Tower of the Sun” was held and I dropped by the museum.
Here are some photos.
I left Abeno Harukas. Here are some photos around the pedestrian overpass in front of Abeno Harukas.
Then, I walked for a few minutes and came to Tennoji Park.
Coincidentally, an Oktoberfest event was held in the park.
There was also Osaka Municipal Museum of Art in the park.
There is one road leading from Osaka Municipal Museum of Art straight to “Shinsekai”.
A tall building on the right was “Tsutenkaku Tower”, a landmark of “Shinsekai” area.
Although the weather was a little bit bad,
I will go to “Shinsekai”.
That’s it for the article about Abeno Harukas and Tennoji Park etc. as part of Day 2.
I went around Tennoji Park quickly due to my tight schedule, but I think it is a good idea to spend the whole day, as there are a Japanese garden and a zoo in Tennoji Park. If I have a chance to revisit Tennoji Park, I would move around it in a leisurely pace.
In the next article, I will write about Shinsekai as part of Day 2.
1 JO-TERRACE OSAKA
2 Abeno Harukas
3 Tennoji Park
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