Umeda Sky Building

4.34 Reviews
Photo: Martin Mette / Shutterstock.com

The Umeda Sky Building in Osaka is the city's best-known landmark and was built in 1993. It is located in the Kita district of Osaka, near Osaka and Umeda train stations.

Overview

Address

1 Chome-1-88 Oyodonaka, Kita Ward, Osaka, 531-6023, Japan (Directions)

Hours

9:30 - 22:30 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30 - 22:30
Tuesday 9:30 - 22:30
Wednesday 9:30 - 22:30
Thursday 9:30 - 22:30
Friday 9:30 - 22:30
Saturday 9:30 - 22:30
Sunday 9:30 - 22:30
Holidays 9:30 - 22:30

Phone Number

06-6440-3899

Website

https://www.skybldg.co.jp/en/

Facilities

  • Restaurant

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

General Amenities

  • Information Counter
  • Restroom

Payment Method

  • Credit cards accepted

Upcoming Events

Umeda Tanabata Festival 2024

Umeda Tanabata Festival 2024

Kim

The Umeda Tanabata Festival showcases a variety of decorations on loan from the well-known Sendai Tanabata Festival in Miyagi Prefecture. The decorations will be on display from early June until early August.

Osaka 5.8k

Related Articles

12 articles
Osaka's Umeda Sky Building

Osaka's Umeda Sky Building

Fiona Yoshitake

Alongside the Parthenon, the Taj Mahal and Sagrada Familia, Osaka’s Sky Building was nominated in 2008 as one of The Times’ Top 20 Buildings in the World. If you visit Osaka, don't miss this!

Osaka 9.3k 2
Floating Garden Observatory, Osaka

Floating Garden Observatory, Osaka

Jessica A Paje

The Umeda Sky Building is home to the Floating Garden Observatory at 173 meters high. Its innovative, 360-degree design offers unique ways to access the spectacular observatory. You're in for a thrill when on the see-through glass elevator from floors 3F to 37F and the floating escalator shaft leading to the main entrance. Hang on tight!

Osaka 16.9k 1
Umeda Sky Building in Osaka

Umeda Sky Building in Osaka

Lily

Umeda Sky Building is located at the centre of Osaka city. At 173m in height, it consists of the East Tower, West Tower and the Floating Garden Observatory. It's unique design has made it a landmark in Osaka since 1993.

Osaka 1.8k 2
Umeda Sky Building Xmas 2021

Umeda Sky Building Xmas 2021

Kim

The Umeda Sky Building Xmas 2021 event works off the concept of two forests - one static, and one dynamic - filled with lights and sounds.

Osaka 855 1
White Forest in The Sky 2022

White Forest in The Sky 2022

Kim

For the Christmas season this year, Osaka's Kuchu Teien Ois hosting an event called White Forest in the Sky, where visitors can enjoy a large number of illuminated trees in addition to the already spectacular scenery.

Osaka 1.9k
Umeda Tanabata Festival 2024

Umeda Tanabata Festival 2024

Kim

The Umeda Tanabata Festival showcases a variety of decorations on loan from the well-known Sendai Tanabata Festival in Miyagi Prefecture. The decorations will be on display from early June until early August.

Osaka 5.8k
View all articles

Umeda Sky Building

4.3

4 Reviews
  • 5 star 1
  • 4 star 3
  • 3 star 0
  • 2 star 0
  • 1 star 0

Reviews

Near Umeda Sky Building

Hotel Inter-Continental Osaka

Hotel Inter-Continental Osaka

Bonson Lam

The Inter-continental Hotel is a welcome addition to the luxury hotel circuit, and along with other 5 star hotels in the area, like the Ritz Carlton and St Regis, has put Osaka on the map for first class travel.

Osaka 9.6k
ANA Crowne Plaza Kitashinchi Osaka

ANA Crowne Plaza Kitashinchi Osaka

Bonson Lam

ANA Crowne Plaza takes its cue from the tradition of Omotenashi, the heart of Japanese hospitality. It is about anticipating your every need and providing what it takes to make you feel comfortable without you having to ask for it. Here they take care to ensuring your body, mind and soul is well rested and all five senses taken care of, from the moment you step into the gracious and understated lobby to the moment your head is rested in its comfortable beds, with rooms decorated in clean modern lines and with every convenience literally at your fingertips.

Osaka 10.2k
Pompompurin Pop-up Cafe in Osaka 2021

Pompompurin Pop-up Cafe in Osaka 2021

Kim

For fans of the much-loved Sanrio character Pompompurin, a pop-up cafe is running in Osaka from January 27th through until April 12th. The cafe has a variety of Pompompurin themed eats to enjoy, and unlike many other pop-up cafes, reservations aren't required for this one!

Osaka 2.3k 2
Barissimo Italian Bar Umeda

Barissimo Italian Bar Umeda

Vicky Amin

Start your trip or end your journey in Osaka with a cup of nice coffee and delicious bagel. Situated near one of Umeda Station’s northern exits, the calming atmosphere of the coffee place soothes frayed minds.with its warm brown and maroon interior, and the lovely aroma of Italian coffee.

Osaka 7.1k 4
Osaka Station City

Osaka Station City

Osaka Station is a major station in the Umeda district of Osaka. It is served by a large number of local and interregional trains, but not by the Shinkansen that stop at Shin-Osaka Station. The formerly dark and cramped station has undergone extensive renovations and Reborn in 2011 as Osaka Station City, one of the most attractive train stations in Japan. Osaka Station City is one of Osaka's busiest, top quality shopping areas with big brand names and an array of stylish and trendy restaurants and bars. An architectural and interior design wonderland, Osaka Station City is just one example of the architecture Osaka is so famous for. The landmark of Osaka Station City is a large glass roof that spans the train tracks and gives the station a lot of new space.

Osaka 0.6km away
Osaka Castle Park

Osaka Castle Park

Osaka Castle Park is a public urban park and a historic site in the prefecture of the same name. It is the second largest park in the city and, in combination with Osaka Castle, is a popular photo opportunity. The castle park is located in the south of Ōkawa and occupies a large area in the center of the city of Osaka, a total of about two square kilometers. In addition to extensive green areas and sports facilities, it also includes a multi-purpose arena (Osakajo Hall) and a shrine dedicated to Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a Japanese commander and politician who made a decisive contribution to the unification of modern Japan. He built Osaka Castle in 1583 in order to rule over Japan from there. In early April, Osaka Castle Park is one of the most popular places to see the cherry blossom.

Osaka 3.9km away
Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle is one of the city’s most iconic sites and draws numerous visitors to its spacious park and imposing keep every year.  Osaka Castle was first built by warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1583. From this stronghold, Hideyoshi put down rebellions and worked to unite the provinces of Japan. After his death, his former vassal Tokugawa Ieyasu took control of the country himself and established the longest running military rule in history. To quell any attempts of challenge from Hideyoshi’s former supporters, Ieyasu torched Osaka Castle in 1615, leaving it in cinders. The keep was later reconstructed by the Tokugawa clan, though fires and bombing raids have destroyed it several times. Today’s main tower dates from 1931 and has been recognized as an Important Cultural Property. A recent renovation from 1995-1997 added an elevator and made the keep completely accessible to disabled visitors.  The interior of the castle houses a history museum that details the life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and the power struggles of the late 16th century. Approximately 10,000 items – including weaponry, armor, folding screens and personal letters – are displayed on a rotating basis. A movie theater offers a selection of five short films on the famed warlord; though the audio is in Japanese only, subtitles in multiple languages are provided. The top floor of Osaka Castle doubles as an observation desk, offering visitors a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding park and the golden shachiko (figures that resemble a cross between a fish and a tiger) that adorn the roof.  Those looking for a unique photo memory of their time in Japan may want to rent a samurai outfit, complete with headgear, from the castle’s costume corner. For a small fee, visitors can feel like they’re a part of feudal Japan.  In springtime, the grounds of Osaka Castle become the perfect picnic spot for sakura fans, as hundreds of cherry blossom trees shower the site with pale pink petals. Visitors can even take a boat ride on the castle moat, for a close-up glimpse of the imposing, stone fortifications.  Osaka Castle is easily accessible from a variety of metro stations that surround the grounds. There is an admission fee (¥600) to visit the main keep and the Ninomaru Garden (¥200).

Osaka 3.9km away
Explore Osaka