Description of Abeno Harukas
Abeno Harukas is a skyscraper terminal building located in Abeno-ward in Osaka City. It is 300 meters tall and is 60 stories high. It is the tallest building in Japan and the third tallest construction following Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower. The Abeno Harukas complex consists of the Kintetsu Department Store, an art museum, an observation deck, a hotel and an office area, equipped with a platform for the Kintetsu Railway on the second floor. Abeno Harukas gets very crowded with people on weekends and holidays. The observation deck especially can have a long line of people who want to buy a ticket on the day as well as the deck itself being crowded. It may be difficult to enjoy views from the building to your heart's content on weekends and holidays. It is recommended to visit there on weekdays if possible.
The Kintetsu Department Store occupies from the second floor in the basement to the fourteenth floor. The department store consists of two buildings, namely the Tower Building from the second basement floor to fourteenth floors, and the Wing Building from second basement floor to the ninth floor. Moreover, "solaha," a zone of specialty stores targeting younger women, is located in the Wing Tower as well as part of the second basement floor and from the second floor to the fourth floor. The department store contains shops that handle relatively high-end products including clothes, accessories, sundries, cosmetics, food, furniture, and a restaurant zone where varied cuisines such as Japanese, Western, Chinese, and the like are served. The Abeno Harukas Art Museum is located on the sixteenth floor, holding exhibitions on varied categories of artworks including western art, contemporary art, etc. Although which artworks are exhibited depends on when you visit, the museum exhibits national treasures and national important cultural properties, and also holds events focusing on cultural properties located along the lines of the Kintetsu Railway. "Harukas 300" observation deck, the main attraction of Abeno Harukas, is located from the 58th floor to the 60th floor. The deck has an open-air sky garden and a café restaurant that serves refreshments. If the weather permits, you can enjoy a commanding view from the deck 300 meters above the ground. Don't miss it if you come to Osaka for sightseeing. Admission tickets to the deck on the day are available at the ticket counter on the second floor of Abeno Harukas. A ticket on the day costs 1500 yen for adults, 1200 yen for middle school students, 700 yen for elementary students and 500 yen for children aged four or older.
You can go to Abeno Harukas by car or by public transportation. You will be eligible to use the nearby Kintetsu-Minami parking lot and Kintetsu Parking Building's parking lot for the first two hours for free of charge if you spend the required amount of money on the day at stores designated by Abeno Harukas. The nearest stations to the building are Osaka-Abenobashi station of the Kintetsu-Minami-Osaka Line, Tennoji station of the JR as well as the Osaka Municipal Subway, and the Tennoji-eki-mae stop of the Hankai Tramway Uemachi Line. Moreover limousine buses operate to Abeno Harukas from Kansai International Airport and loop-line buses are also available between Osaka-Uehonmachi station and Abeno Harukas.
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Description: Abeno Harukas
|Sights||Abeno Harukas (あべのハルカス)|
1-1-43 Abeno-suji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 06-6621-0300|
|Admission Fee||Pay part admission: 1,500yen|
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|Recommended target||Family Couples Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|