Location: 1-18 Ebisu Higashi, Naniwa-ku
Erected in 1912 and modeled on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, this tower whose meaning is “the tower that reaches to heaven” is known throughout Japan as the symbol of Osaka. The present tower is Tsuten-kaku Tower No. 2.
The first tower was built on the ruins of the domestic development exhibition held for the purpose of promoting industrial development. At its debut, an aerial cable-way was connected to Tsuten-kaku Tower from Luna Park making it a great amusement spot, and residents of the city loved to go there and relax.
The original tower was dismantled in 1943. However, with great efforts by local
citizens, the tower was rebuilt in 1956. Many citizens feel familiarity
with the Tsutenkaku Tower, which is regarded as a symbol of Osaka.
The present tower is 103m high, and from the lookout platform at 91m, on a clear day you can see far as Awaji-shima and Wakayama.