Umeda Sky Building - Osaka

Umeda Sky Building (梅田スカイビル) is one of the city's skyscrapers and also a popular tourist destination. It is located at 1-1-88 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka City in Osaka Prefecture, Japan

Umeda Sky Building

Umeda Sky Building details

Construction of the Umeda Sky Building began in February 1990 and was completed in March 1993. The building stands 173 meters with 40 floors above ground and 2 floors below ground.

Umeda Sky Building as seen from Osaka Station

Umeda Sky Building (梅田スカイビル) - Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture

Umeda Sky Building actually consists of two buildings, the Tower West (West Wing) and the Tower East (East Wing). The top floor is connected by a donut-shaped observation platform. Due to its unique shape and look, Umeda Sky Building has become a landmark of Umeda.

The underpass from Osaka Station to Umeda Sky Building

Arrived at Umeda Sky Building

Underneath the Umeda Sky Building

Going to the Kuchu Teien Observatory

Elevator going up to the Kuchu Teien Observatory

Inside Kuchu Teien Observatory

The bar inside the Kuchu Teien Observatory

Display 8: Architecture

This skyscraper is not only a landmark of the city, but it is also one of the top tourist destinations Its observatory platform called Kuchu Teien Observatory or Floating Garden Observatory is the highlight of the building. Prior to the pandemic, the observatory received more than a million tourists annually, a huge number of which are foreigners. 

Umeda Sky Building West View

Umeda Sky Building West View

Umeda Sky Building North View

Umeda Sky Building North View

Umeda Sky Building South View

Umeda Sky Building South View

Umeda Sky Building East View

Umeda Sky Building Sky Walk

Umeda Sky Building Lumi Deck

Speaking about the Kuchu Teien Observatory offers visitors a 360-degree view of Osaka City, particularly the Umeda District. This place is also one of the best places in the city to view the sunset. 

Aside from the Kuchu Teien Observatory, Umeda Sky Building also houses the Takimi Koji Gourmet Street located on its B1 floor. This dining district is a recreation of 1910-1920 Japan. It's a perfect day-ender destination after visiting the Kuchu Teien Observatory. 

The Backpack Adventures visits Umeda Sky Building

I got to visit Umeda Sky Building for the first time during my solo backpacking trip to Kyoto and Osaka last January 14, 2022, which happens to be my 74th day in Japan as an ALT under the JET Programme. Umeda Sky Building was actually my last destination for the day. I made sure to arrive before sunset so that I can watch it and also take a video of Osaka's magnificent sunset. I managed to do this of course by going up to the Kuchu Teien ObservatoryAfter enjoying the view and wrapping up my stay, I ate okonomiyaki for dinner at Kiji which is located at Takimi Koji in the basement of the Umeda Sky Building

Time to go home. Bye for now Umeda Sky Building

Umeda Sky Building at night

Overall, Umeda Sky Building really is a must-visit destination if you are touring Osaka City. Make sure to come before sunset. It is a magical experience. 

Umeda Sky Building fees 

Umeda Sky Building Ticket booth

It's FREE to visit and explore the Takimi Koji area of Umeda Sky Building but you need to pay 1500 yen per person (adult) / 700 yen per person (children 4-12 years of age) to visit the Kuchu Teien Observatory.

Umeda Sky Building Operating Hours

Umeda Sky Building is open 9:30AM - 10:30PM.

Why visit Umeda Sky Building?

If you're looking for a place with a good view of Osaka then you should add Umeda Sky Building to your itinerary. Also, don't miss taking a video off the scenic escalator going up to the Kuchu Teien Observatory it's a must-do. This place is worth your time and money. Make sure to visit on a clear day though.

Getting to Umeda Sky Building

From Kansai International Airport Terminal 1 Building, proceed to Kansai Airport Station and board the Kansaikuko Line (Kanku-Rapid Kyobashi) going to Osaka Station. Once there, walk for about 11 minutes going to Umeda Sky Building. 

Travel time: 1 hour and 26 minutes
Fare: 1210 yen




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  1. I will add Umeda Sky Building to my itinerary. Thank you for your article!


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