Saturday, January 30, 2016

Osaka: Tsutenkaku Tower & Biliken in Japan


This is my final journal trip to Osaka in Japan. To me, a trip to Osaka will not be meaningful if you don't make a trip to Tsutenkaku Tower at Osaka Shinsekai. Tsutenkaku Tower is the main landmark symbol of Osaka that has appeared in many movies. Tsutenkaku Tower was built in 1912 which resembled Eifel Tower on a building designed in the image of the Arch of Triumph. Tsutenkaku Tower was built at the amusement park, Luna Park. It was the tallest structure in the East Asia at that time but then, it was destroyed by fire before it was reconstructed at the citizens' request.

How to get to Tsutenkaku Tower?
Address             :  Ebisu-higashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan
Opening Hours :  9am to 9pm
Admission Fee :  600 yen (adults) and 300 yen (children)
Subway           :  3 minute walk from Ebisu-cho on the Subway Sakai-suji Line from Shin-Osaka


Tsutenkaku Tower and Osaka Shinsekai town which is popular for eateries, shopping and souvenirs in Osaka, Japan
Tsutenkaku Tower and Osaka Shinsekai town which is popular for eateries, shopping and souvenirs in Osaka, Japan

The famous Biliken statue which brings good luck when you rub his soles at one of the restaurant nearby Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka Shinsekai
The famous Biliken statue which brings good luck when you rub his soles at one of the restaurant nearby Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka Shinsekai

An outstanding unique exterior decoration of a restaurant nearby Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka Shinsekai, Japan
An outstanding unique exterior decoration of a restaurant nearby Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka Shinsekai, Japan

Japanese Blowfish (Fugu) speciality restaurant nearby Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka Shinsekai, Japan
Japanese Blowfish (Fugu) speciality restaurant nearby Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka Shinsekai, Japan

Biliken is a deity statue to bring good luck if you rub the soles of his feet at Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka Shinsekai in Japan
Biliken is a deity statue to bring good luck if you rub the soles of his feet at Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka Shinsekai in Japan

Heading to Tsutenkaku Tower while walking along the eateries street of Osaka Shinsekai in Japan
Heading to Tsutenkaku Tower while walking along the eateries street of Osaka Shinsekai in Japan

Standing in front of Tsutenkaku Tower at the height of 64m which resembles Eifel Tower in Osaka Shinsekai, Japan
Standing in front of Tsutenkaku Tower at the height of 64m which resembles Eifel Tower in Osaka Shinsekai, Japan

Waiting for the lift to the observation deck at Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka Shinsekai, Japan
Waiting for the lift to the observation deck at Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka Shinsekai, Japan

Hello Kitty at observation deck of Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka Shinsekai, Japan
Hello Kitty at observation deck of Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka Shinsekai, Japan

My favourite famous brand, Pocky from Japan at Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka Shinsekai Japan
My favourite famous brand, Pocky from Japan at Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka Shinsekai Japan

Lively transformation of Tsutenkaku Tower and the amusement park, Luna Park with its aerial cable car before being destroyed by fire in 1943, Osaka, Japan
Lively transformation of Tsutenkaku Tower and the amusement park, Luna Park with its aerial cable car before being destroyed by fire in 1943, Osaka, Japan

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