One of the popular places to visit in Osaka is the Umeda Sky Building.
It is a high-rise building made of glass and steel and is where the highest escalator is located. The 173-meter tall building consists of two separate towers which are joined at the top by a ring-like observation deck.
Inside the building, there are restaurants, cinema, and store. It is included in the Top 20 Buildings together with the Taj Mahal in India, and Sagrada Familia in Spain.
How to Get to Umeda Sky Building
1-1-88 Oyodonaka Kitaku, Osaka 531-6023 Osaka Prefecture
The Umeda Sky Building is located in the Kita district of Osaka, near both the Osaka Station City (JR) and Umeda Station (Osaka subway). It is a ten-minute walk from Osaka Station City through an underground passage under the train tracks.
Opening Hours and Entrance Fee
Daily: 9:30 am to 10:30 pm. However, the admittance of new guests ceases at 10 pm.
The building is open on weekends and holidays, but the opening time may vary on special occasions.
Adult admission fee: JPY 1,500
Children admission fee: 4 to 12 years old JPY 700
Children under four years of age are admitted free of charge.
Umeda Sky Building Ticket Price
We booked our ticket via Klook, but you can get better deal if you plan ahead and take advantage of different promo.
The Highest Escalator
The highest escalator located at the 35th floor leads you to the 39th floor and 2 more stairs to the roof top called the Sky Walk.
The Floating Garden Observatory
The Floating Garden Observatory offers a 360 degrees view of Osaka. It is nice to see the cityscape from a above.
The “garden” has no flowers or garden, but it has a Fence of Vows where you can leave and lock a portion of your love in the sky building.
Cafe, Restaurant and Shop
We passed by the Cafe Sky 40 on our way to the Sky Walk. While on the 39th floor, there is a bar called Sky Lounge Stardust and a Chinese restaurant called Sangu. The restaurants are located strategically to offer a stunning view of the city. I wish we have more time to try the food and maybe coffee, but we were craving something else that day.
It was a short visit to the sky.
Check out all my Osaka, Japan stories:
Day Zero: Manila to Osaka
Day 1: Universal Studios Japan
Day 2: Day Trip to Kyoto
Day 3: Day Trip to Kobe
Day 4: Around Osaka
Day 5: Before our Flight