Observation tower of Naniwa symbol
Many people think of Tsutenkaku when it comes to Osaka, a symbol of Osaka.
In 1912, the Eiffel Tower-style steel tower was built on a building with the motif of the Arc de Triomphe as a symbol of the New World.
This steel tower, which was 64m high at the time and was the tallest in the Orient at that time, was named “Tsutenkaku” by Confucian scholar Fujisawa Nangaku in the early Meiji era, meaning “a tall building leading to the heavens”.
After that, it was dismantled due to a fire, but it was rebuilt in 1956 at the request of the citizens and continues to the present day.
The second generation Tsutenkaku is 103m higher than the first generation.
The “Observatory of Light” on the 4th floor has a disco-like atmosphere with lighting and mirror balls at night.
The “Golden Observatory” on the 5th floor has an observatory overlooking Osaka and a statue of Billiken, a god who says that if you stroke the soles of your feet, you will be lucky. The above is visiting.
The round neon at the top of Tsutenkaku is also a “light” weather forecaster that uses color combinations to indicate tomorrow’s weather (white = sunny, orange = cloudy, blue = rain). In addition, at the Tsutenkaku Theater on the basement floor, rakugo and comic storytelling are held on Saturdays and Sundays, and enka singers who are active in each region are staged on Mondays.
The special outdoor observatory “Tsutenkaku Paradise” and “TIP THE TSUTENKAKU” where you can walk on the see-through floor are also popular spots for a fee.
I introduced it briefly, but when you actually come to the site, you can experience the history and tradition more concretely with the locals.
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