Attractions

New Umeda City

New Umeda City

Travel Guide

Umeda Sky Building View from The Floating Garden Observatory View from The Floating Garden Observatory
Umeda Sky Building View from The Floating Garden Observatory View from The Floating Garden Observatory

 

Located in the fashion-leading area, Umeda, New Umeda City is a complex of the Umeda Sky Building and the Westin Hotel. Built in March 1993, New Umeda City is a new attraction of Osaka, Japan. The building features a rooftop observatory, The Floating Garden Observatory, as well as the Takimi-koji restaurant mall which can be found on the first basement floor. New Umeda City attracts 300 million people to enjoy sightseeing, shopping and events every year.

Opened in 1993 and named one of the world's top 20 buildings, the Sky Building resembles a 40-storey, space-age Arc de Triomphe. The 173 meter tall building consists of two main towers which are connected with each other by the "Floating Garden Observatory" on the 39th floor.

The Umeda Sky Building’s Sky Garden Observatory offers the best view of the city, day or night. You can see all of Osaka as well as Awaji Island from the Observation Deck, while directly feeling the wind at 170 meters off the ground. The observatory is out under the open sky and can be cold at night, so be prepared. On your way up to the observatory, you will ride a free hanging escalator surrounded by a glass tube that adds to the unique style of the tower. The observation deck will use black lights which will make your cloths come out as different colors and make for some interesting pictures.  Remember to walk all the way around the Umeda Sky Building’s observation deck to take it all in.

The elevator to The Floating Garden Observatory Night view of The Floating Garden Observatory Night view from The Floating Garden Observatory
The elevator to The Floating Garden Observatory Night view of The Floating Garden Observatory Night view from The Floating Garden Observatory

 

The basement of the Umeda Sky Building houses the Takimi-Koji Gourmet Street designed to look like a Showa Era market street.

There are 2 gardends out side of Umeda Sky Building.

Hanano (field of flowers)
Hanano is a garden full of flowers. It was created in the image of nostalgic scenery of a community village field. Hanano is located in the north of Umeda Sky Building.

Chushizenno-mori (natural forests)
Chushizenno-mori (natural forests) is a garden with waterfalls, greenery and rivers. People can find fireflies, frogs, and dragonflies. Chushizenno-mori is located in the south of Umeda Sky Building.

Takimi-koji restaurant mall Chushizenno-mori (natural forests)
Takimi-koji restaurant mall Chushizenno-mori (natural forests)
 
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Travel Advice

- That being said, the admission price is a bit steep. If you want to see the Umeda Sky Building along with many of Osaka’s best attractions without breaking the piggy bank we recommend checking out the Osaka Unlimited Pass. It gets you a day pass to 28 of Osaka’s most frequented attractions, including the Umeda Sky Building, as well as unlimited subway rides. Pretty great for any tourist on a budget.

The Floating Garden Observatory
Admission Senior: 700 yen (Groups 630 yen)
Adult: 800 yen (Groups 720 yen)
Student: 500 yen (Groups 450 yen)
Elementary: 300 yen (Groups 270 yen)
Child: 100 yen (Groups 90 yen)
Senior: over 65
Adult: over 18
Student: 12 to 17
Child: 3 to 11
Groups: 10 to 99
Hours 10:00 to 22:30 Entry until 30 minntes before closing
Vary according to the events
 
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Address 1-1-88 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Phone 06-6440-3899
Admission Free  
Hours 10:00 to 22:30  
Closed Open 7 Days a Week
Required Time 1 hour
Getting There By Train
10 minute walk from JR Osaka Station.

By Car
Take Hanshin Expressway to the Umeda exit. It is approximately 5 minutes from exit.
Parking Paid parking available
 
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