Umeda Sky Building is a skyscraper in Osaka, Japan. The building is far from being one of the tallest in Osaka but it is seen as a landmark due to its architecture. The skyscraper was opened in 1993, it was designed by architect Hiroshi Hara. It consists of two towers that connect only on the upper two floors. The top two floors consist of bridges and elevators that cross from building to building. It is because of its unusual design that it has become so popular. The 40 storey building is used for multiple purposes such as housing and offices, it also has an observation deck and an underground market.
The building is a 10-minute walk away from Osaka and Umeda train stations. If travelling to the building by car, there are multiple car parks in the surrounding streets.
Opening Times and Admission
Most of the building is off-limits to the public but you can visit the Floating Garden Observatory at the top of the building. The observatory is open daily, 9.30am-10pm, admission is set at 1000yen per person.