Osaka City, Osaka
The Tsutenkaku is a new structure, rebuilt after World War II. The original Tsutenkaku was built in 1912, and it shocked the people of that era; with a height of 64 meters, it was the tallest structure in the Orient. It was also one of the two great attractions of Shin-Sekai at that time, the other being Luna Park, an amusement park with an area of more than 132,000 square meters. Eventually the Tsutenkaku, which reminded local residents of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, became the symbol of Osaka. But then in 1943 a fire broke out in the tower, and it was later dismantled to supply steel to the wartime economy. After various difficulties were overcome, the long-awaited new Tsutenkaku was erected in 1956.
- 3 min. walk from Ebisucho Sta. on the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line
10 min. walk from Dobutsuen-mae Sta.
- 1-18-6 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka
- Adults (high school students and over): 800 yen, Elementary and middle school students, 5 yeas old and over: 400 yen
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