Translated by Takuya Erik Watanabe
What You Can Do At Abeno Harukas - Japan's Tallest Building
Written by Akiko Tada
Abeno Harukas is the tallest building in Japan, towering over the city of Osaka at a height of 300 meters. The building boasts various facilities such as an observatory, a departments store, restaurants, and a luxurious hotel.
Opened in March of 2014, Abeno Harukas boasts a height of 300 meters and is the tallest building in Japan. Various entertainment facilities can be found within the building, and it has become a spot popular among tourists from all over Japan as well as around the globe.
In this article we'll be sharing what you can do at Abeno Harukas, a skyscraper that is like an entire city in and of itself.
Overlook Osaka at the Observatory
Harukas 300 is the observatory of Japan's tallest building. With glass windows in all directions, visitors can enjoy a magnificent view over the city of Osaka.
On a clear sunny day, you will even be able to see the cities of Kyoto and Nara, as well as Kansai International Airport.
The observatory also has a double height garden where you can sit back, relax in the sun, and feel the gentle breeze.
Abenobea (Abeno Bear) is the official mascot of the Harukas 300 observatory. You'll find various merchandise available at the souvenir shop.
Stay in a Luxurious High Rise Hotel Room
Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel is a hotel that boasts luxurious views from rooms in the tallest building in Japan.
The Imperial Suite offers guests a stunning view from 258 meters in the sky.
The standard Superior room is very spacious as well.
This is restaurant ZK, located at a height of 270 meters. The unique restaurant serves continental, Japanese, and teppanyaki cuisine.
If you're looking for a more casual dining experience, head to the buffet-style restaurant COOKA.
Official Website: Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel
Enjoy Traditional and Modern Art
The Abeno Harukas Art Museum boasts exhibitions of outstanding art from Japan and around the world.
Events held in the past include exhibitions dedicated to works by French painter Raoul Dufy, as well as Neo-impressonist painters such as Monet and Signac.
Currently being held is a joint international project with the British Museum. The event is dedicated to works by ukiyo-e artist Hokusai.
Dates: Friday October 6th, 2017 - Sunday November 19th, 2017
Joint international project with the British Museum, Hokusai - Fuji wo Koete - (Japanese)
Official Website: Abeno Harukas Art Museum (Japanese)
Shop at the Department Store
Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Main Store is a department store that handles a wide variety of products, including renowned brands, women's, men's, and children's clothing.
The Foreign Customer's Salon offers helpful services such as sales tax exemption and money exchanging services.
Official Website: Kintetsu Department Store Main Store Abeno Harukas
An observatory, art, shopping, dining, and even accommodation. Abeno Harukas has it all. You won't be able to see all that the facility has to offer in a single day. We hope you enjoy your visit to the Osaka landmark!
Address: Osaka, Osaka, Abeno, Abenosuji 1-1-43
Hours: Differs depending on facility
Closed: Differs depending on facility
Nearest Station & Access: Short walk from subway Tennoji Station (JR, Midosuji Line, Tanimachi Line ), Osaka Abenobashi Station (Kintetsu Minami Osaka Line), Tennoji-ekimae Station (Hankai Tramway Uemachi Line)
Phone Number: Harukas 300 (observatory) +81-6-6621-0300
Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel +81-6-6628-6111
Abeno Harukas Art Museum +81-6-4399-9050
Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Main Store +81-6-6624-1111
Official Website: Abeno Harukas