Umeda Sky Building is one of landmarks of Osaka. The building is a unique building that boasts a height of 173m, 40 floors above ground and 2 floors below ground, and the east and the west buildings are connected by a circular aerial garden observatory.
The Floating Garden Observation Deck on the 39th and 40th floors is a superb view spot where you can overlook Osaka city and nature from a 360-degree perspective. This building is popular with foreign tourists.
Umeda Sky Building is about 7-minute walk from JR Osaka Station, about 9-minute walk from Umeda Station on Osaka Metro Midosuji Line and about 9-minute walk from Osaka-Umeda Station of Hankyu, and about 10-minute walk from Osaka-Umeda Station of Hanshin. Access from the station is good, so that it is also a landmark for express bus stops.
When you arrive at Umeda Sky Building, you can use the dedicated elevator for the observatory. You can go up to the 35th floor from the departure gate on the 3rd floor, and transfer to the dedicated escalator from the 35th floor to the 39th floor.
The escalator which you can enjoy the view is called “see-through escalator”. You will feel like walking in the clouds like in a science fiction movie.
You must feel exciting of warping from everyday life to extraordinary.
Having the experience of mysterious sensation, the 39th floor has an sky lobby illuminated by light. You can get a ticket at the ticket office and head to Osaka’s popular viewing spot, “Kuchu Teien Observatory”.
On the rooftop “Sky Walk”, there is an unknown world spreads like walking on clouds.
“Kuchu Teien Observatory” offers a 360-degree view of Osaka city, and there are skyscrapers in the south and east. To the west, you can see the Yodo River that passes through Osaka Bay. When the weather is nice, you can see the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Awaji Island and Mt. Rokko so that you can see not only the scenery of the city but also the natural scenery. In the north, there is a residential area.
You can see “Osaka” that has various aspects.
At night, you can enjoy the 360-degree panorama of the beautiful night view and starry sky emitted by the buildings of Osaka. It is a great spot for sightseeing in Osaka for couples.
The Heart Lock at “Kuchu Teien Observatory” is a place where you can swear love by locking the heart padlock. There are many couples who carve their names on a padlock and swear eternal love, making it the best date spot in Osaka.
After fully enjoying the view of Osaka at “Kuchu Teien Observatory”, you can enjoy the gallery and cafe on the 40th floor. The gallery space has theaters and exhibits where you can learn about Umeda Sky Building. Depending on the season, artworks are displayed at the gallery.
The white, modern space and corridor provide an extraordinary experience as if you were on a spaceship.
There is a cafe “cafe SKY 40” that floats in the sky in the stylish extraordinary space offering the best view of Osaka. The cafe has a wide selection of alcoholic beverages as well as coffee and sweets, so the it is popular with foreign tourists.
The World Beer Selection offers a selection of international beers. Foreign tourists who are tired of Japanese sometimes are impressed if they can drink beer from their home country.
The price is 700 yen per a bottle so it is reasonable for imported beer, that is why it is so popular. One cup of beer with the night view of Osaka is exceptional.
*Prices in photos are for 2020
The sweet that you should try eating at cafe SKY 40 is “Umeda Sky Building Waffle”. The waffle in the shape of the Umeda Sky Building is about twice as large as a typical waffle and has a good satisfactory feeling.
This is an original waffle machine produced in the home of waffle “Belgium”, and it is crisp and savory.
The syrup is maple syrup with low sweetness. The waffle has excellent combination with soft ice cream topped nut.
Warm waffles and cold soft ice cream melt in your mouth, and the texture of the nuts overlaps, giving you the finest texture and taste. If you eat soft cream, you will cure the fatigue during your trip.
“Umeda Sky Building Waffle” is an awesome food because it reproduces the details of Umeda Sky Building. You can enjoy its taste and appearance.
What you should order with “Umeda Sky Building Waffle” is “Kuchu Teien Observatory Original Blend Coffee”. They roast green coffee beans by themselves every day. Freshly roasted beans are fragrant and shiny.
There is moderate bitterness and sourness in the deep body, and the combination with waffles is outstanding. You can buy them, so “Kuchu Teien Observatory Original Blend Coffee” is also recommended for souvenirs, too.
Click here for souvenirs that can only be purchased at Umeda Sky Building.
|Shop name||Umeda Sky Building, Kuchu Teien Observatory Original Blend Coffee|
|Address||1-1-88 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka|
|Opening Hours||Kuchu Teien Observatory 9:30am to 10:30pm (Last admission 10:00pm)|
|Payment||Credit card accepted|
|Shop name||Café SKY 40|
|Address||UMEDA SKY BUILDING KUCHU TEIEN OBSERVATORY 40F, 1-1, Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka|
|Opening Hours||10:00am – 10:00pm|
|Payment||Credit card accepted|
* The information on this page is that as of February 2020.