Osaka Trip Part 5: Abeno Harukas and Tennoji Park etc.

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[Introduction]

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

[Travel Date]
2018.09.22-26

[Main Part]

JO-TERRACE OSAKA

Following the previous post, I will go around “JO-TERRACE OSAKA” in Osaka Castle Park.JO-TERRACE OSAKA1

“JO-TERRACE OSAKA” is a commercial complex opened in June 2017.JO-TERRACE OSAKA2

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”.JO-TERRACE OSAKA3

JO-TERRACE OSAKA4

Now I will have lunch. I visited “Takoyaki Doraku Wanaka”.Takoyaki Doraku Wanaka1

In the restaurant.Takoyaki Doraku Wanaka2

I had “Takoyaki”, one of the Osaka’s “soul food”.Takoyaki Doraku Wanaka3

I left “JO-TERRACE OSAKA” and moved from Osaka Castle station to Tennoji station by Osaka Loop Line.Osaka Castle station

Abeno Harukas

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.Abeno Harukas roof garden1

Abeno Harukas roof garden2

Abeno Harukas roof garden3

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.Abeno Harukas roof garden4

Abeno Harukas roof garden5

Then, I will go up to the observatory (“HARUKAS 300”).Abeno Harukas1

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”.Abeno Harukas2

I reached the 60th floor (“Observatory Gallery”).Abeno Harukas Observatory1

Visitors can enjoy a panoramic view from the height of approximately 300 meters above the ground.Abeno Harukas Observatory2

The indoor gallery constructed of glass all around from the floor to the ceiling.あべのハルカス 天上回廊1

あべのハルカス 天上回廊2

あべのハルカス 天上回廊3

View from the edge of the building.""

I will go to other floors (59F and 58F).""

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On the 58th floor, there was a cafe, “Sky Garden”.あべのハルカス 天空庭園1

あべのハルカス 天空庭園2

あべのハルカス 天空庭園3

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.Abeno Harukas Art Museum Tower of the Sun1

Here are some photos.Abeno Harukas Art Museum Tower of the Sun2

Abeno Harukas Art Museum Tower of the Sun3

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Abeno Harukas Art Museum Tower of the Sun4

Abeno Harukas Art Museum Tower of the Sun5

Abeno Harukas Art Museum Tower of the Sun6

Tennoji Park

I left Abeno Harukas. Here are some photos around the pedestrian overpass in front of Abeno Harukas.阿倍野歩道橋1

阿倍野歩道橋2

阿倍野歩道橋3

Then, I walked for a few minutes and came to Tennoji Park.Tennoji Park1

Coincidentally, an Oktoberfest event was held in the park.Tennoji Park2

There was also Osaka Municipal Museum of Art in the park.Osaka Municipal Museum of Art

There is one road leading from Osaka Municipal Museum of Art straight to “Shinsekai”.Tennoji Park Shinsekai Tsutenkaku Tower1

A tall building on the right was “Tsutenkaku Tower”, a landmark of “Shinsekai” area.Tennoji Park Shinsekai Tsutenkaku Tower2

Although the weather was a little bit bad,Tennoji Park Shinsekai Tsutenkaku Tower3

I will go to “Shinsekai”.Tennoji Park Shinsekai Tsutenkaku Tower4

[Closing]

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.

[Map]

1 JO-TERRACE OSAKA
2 Abeno Harukas
3 Tennoji Park

[Related Link]
Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau
JO-TERRACE OSAKA
Abeno Harukas
Tennoji Park

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