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Floating Garden Observatory

Discover 360-degree views of the city skyline, the Yodo riverfront and Osaka Bay from the open-air observation platform that crowns the Umeda Sky Building.

The Floating Garden Observatory connects the two high-rise towers of the Umeda Sky Building, creating a sky-high platform with panoramic views of Osaka and surrounds. The architectural feat is a remarkable sight in Osaka’s cityscape and the views that it presents are unparalleled. Feel the wind in your hair as you look out over the city from this rooftop observation platform and admire the collage of buildings that crowd by the banks of the Yodo River.

The view from the Floating Garden Observatory is astounding, but the journey to the top is half the fun. As you enter the Umeda Sky Building, look up between the two towers and check out the observation platform from below. The platform has a circular hole in its center, so you can see straight through to the sky above. Ride the elevator to the tower’s 39th floor. From here, step on to the escalator that will transport you into the Floating Garden Observatory on the 40th floor. Moving upward through an impressive tunnel of glass, the escalator presents a sneak peek of the magnificent panorama you are about to encounter.

Step out into the Floating Garden Observatory and admire the sweeping views from inside the platform. Through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows you’ll see Osaka’s captivating cityscape with its high-rise buildings and canals. Look out toward the Yodo River to see the mighty waterway and its series of bridges. The platform’s circular design means you can also peer between the two buildings to the streets below. If weather permits and you don’t mind heights, make your way up to the rooftop level. From here, you can experience a spectacular panorama from the open-air terrace. On a clear day, look for mountains and Awaji Island in the distance.

Have a drink or a meal with lovely views at the Chinese restaurant or café on the 39th floor. Visit in the evening to see twinkling city lights from the bar.

The Floating Garden Observatory and the Umeda Sky Building is a 15-minute walk from Osaka Central and Umeda stations. The observation platform is open daily from morning until late evening. There is an admission fee to access the platform.


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RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka ¥7,054
RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka

RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka

5-3-68 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Osaka hotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Osaka International Convention Center and Osaka Science Museum. Umeda Sky Building and Festival Hall are also within 1 mi (2 km). Nakanoshima Station is only a 2-minute walk and Fukushima Station is 10 minutes.

    Nest Hotel Osaka Umeda ¥4,682
    Nest Hotel Osaka Umeda

    Nest Hotel Osaka Umeda

    2-15 Tsurunocho, Osaka, Osaka
       
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Kita, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Umeda Arts Theater, Hankyu Umeda Main Store, and Grand Front Osaka Mall. Umeda Sky Building and Osaka Station City are also within 15 minutes. Umeda Station (Hankyu) is only a 5-minute walk and Nakazakicho Station is 7 minutes.

      Hotel Monterey Le Frere Osaka ¥7,364
      Hotel Monterey Le Frere Osaka

      Hotel Monterey Le Frere Osaka

      1-12-8 Sonezakishinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Kita, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Osaka City Hall, Herbis Plaza, and Osaka Station City. Hankyu Umeda Main Store and Festival Hall are also within 15 minutes. Kitashinchi Station is only a 4-minute walk and Nishi-Umieda Station is 6 minutes.

        APA Hotel Osaka Umeda ¥4,959
        APA Hotel Osaka Umeda

        APA Hotel Osaka Umeda

        5-4-25 Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka, Osaka
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Fukushima, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Umeda Sky Building and Osaka Science Museum. Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade and Osaka Museum of History are also within 3 mi (5 km). Fukushima Station is 6 minutes by foot and Nishi-Umieda Station is 9 minutes.

          Hotel Monterey Osaka ¥6,646
          Hotel Monterey Osaka

          Hotel Monterey Osaka

          3-3-45 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Umeda, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Umeda Sky Building and Osaka Science Museum. Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade and Dotonbori Glico Sign are also within 3 mi (5 km). Nishi-Umieda Station is 7 minutes by foot and Umeda Station (Hanshin) is 8 minutes.

            ibis Osaka Umeda ¥4,618
            ibis Osaka Umeda

            ibis Osaka Umeda

            1-5 Komatsubara, Kita, Osaka, Osaka
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Kita, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tempozan Harbor Village Ferris Wheel and Hankyu Umeda Main Store. Osaka Station City and Herbis Plaza are also within 10 minutes. Higashi-Umeda Station is only a 3-minute walk and Umeda Station (Hanshin) is 5 minutes.

              Hilton Osaka ¥23,700
              Hilton Osaka

              Hilton Osaka

              8-8, Umeda 1-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Umeda, this luxury hotel is steps from Osaka Shiki Theater and Herbis Plaza. Hankyu Umeda Main Store and Osaka Station City are also within 10 minutes. Nishi-Umieda Station is only a 2-minute walk and Umeda Station (Hanshin) is 2 minutes.

                Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda ¥6,281
                Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda

                Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda

                3-3-55 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Umeda, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tombori River Walk, Kyocera Dome Osaka, and Osaka Castle. Nipponbashi and Tsutenkaku Tower are also within 6 mi (10 km). Nishi-Umieda Station is 6 minutes by foot and Umeda Station (Hanshin) is 7 minutes.