Umeda Sky Building   梅田スカイビル

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Umeda Sky Building

Two vertices connected by a platform towers.

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View from the Osaka UmedaSky Building.

Umeda Sky Building

Escalator air suspended between the two towers.

In heaven flower

A worthy little sister to the great Tokyo, Osaka is primarily an economic center at the forefront of technological development. The architectural exploits are embodied in the Umeda Sky Building, one of the largest skyscrapers in the city.

Two towers connected at the top by a platform, over 150 meters above the heart of Osaka. The imposing silhouette of the Umeda Sky Building offers a weightless breath of fresh air, to rest from the bustle of the city. The light that is reflected on the glass walls of the towers renders the design of this building all the more striking and dynamic. Mainly occupied by offices, the interest of these two towers is right at the bottom and at the top. In the basement, an early twentieth-century decor reproduces the atmosphere of Osaka at the beginning of the Showa era (1926-1989), with its many shops and small restaurants with a cozy atmosphere. Enough to whet your appetite with authentic cuisine and please the eye with the picturesque setting.

Reach for the sky

Then, head for the elevators for a flight of some thirty five floors. The ascent ends with an aerial escalator suspended in mid-air between the two towers. Beware of vertigo. For 700 yen you can access the famous "floating garden". A 360-degree view of the urban landscape and a walk in the open-air. At dusk, the ground of the garden lights up with phosphorescent stones that give the impression of walking in the sky. A restaurant and bar also offer refreshments and vertiginous dinners.

The ideal time to visit is of course at dusk to enjoy the sunset and the appearance of the lights that offer Osaka its bubbling nightlife.

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