Abenobashi Terminal Building

Description: 

Abenobashi Terminal Building has just risen in Abenosuji in Osaka but immediately breaks all records in Japan, becoming the tallest building in the country. The idea of creating a 300 meter tall building started in 2006 to raise a lighthouse here to attract tourists along with the desire to develop the area of Tennoji and Abeno. The idea gradually became the vision of the whole construction then in January of 2010, the foundation work for the building started. In August 2011, when the building reached the height of 100 meters, the name Abeno Harukas was chosen with the meaning of to brighten, to clear up in Japanese. Abeno Harukas was open in March 2014 with 60 floor commercial complex of shopping, restaurants, galleries, offices and hotels.

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Standing over the wing building of Kintetsu Osaka Abenobashi station, Abeno Harukas seems to be taken wings to bring the hope of Osaka strategic makers to the midair. More than increasing the popularity of the area, Abeno Harukas becomes a model construction with the latest environmental technologies compared as multifaceted urban gem with all the cutting edge amenities, not only help to expand the southern gateway to Osaka but also take visitors to the tallest skyscraper. Higher from Kintetsu Osaka Abenobashi station, there are in turn Kintetsu Department Store, the largest one in Japan with about 100000 square meters, Abeno Harukas art museum in 14th floor, where national treasures are displayed in the theme of urban art, the Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel, and finally, Harukas observatory on the top of 300 meters. There are observatory gallery, sky garden, an openair plaza and a glass enclosed observation deck bringing you to the tallest spot in Osaka to look down on this dazzling city.

Open time: 
Observation Deck: from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm (the last entry is at 9:30 pm) and there is no closing days
 
Abeno Harukas Art Museum: from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. On weekends and public holidays, the museum is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The museum will be closed on Mondays (or the following Tuesday if Monday is holiday), New Year holidays and between exhibitions.
 
Department Store: from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. The restaurants is open until 11:00pm and there is no closing days.
Admission: 
Department store and Museum: varies depending on the shop and exhibition.
Observation deck: 1500 yen
How to access: 
From Umeda Station: take Midosuji Subway Line then get off at Tennoji station with about 15 minutes and 280 yen
From Namba Station: take Midosuji Subway Line for abou 5 minutes and 160 yen then get off at Tennoji station
Crossing Tennoji station to meet Abeno Harukas on top of Kintetsu Osaka-Abenobashi Station.