A Beautiful Night View From the Restaurants at Abeno Harukas! Enjoy the Stunning Views of Osaka From Harukas 300 in This Stunning Video!
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Harukas 300 – The Abeno Harukas Observatory: Video Introduction
Photo：Abeno Harukas and an 'OSAKA' sign
This video, titled "Night View from Harukas 300, the Abeno Harukas Observatory, Osaka, Japan) (あべのハルカス展望台 ハルカス300からの大阪夜景), was uploaded by "Night Movie Channel of Osaka Japan."
At 300 meters (984 ft.) tall, Abeno Harukas, which opened in March 2014, is the tallest skyscraper in Japan. The skyscraper is located in the Abeno Ward of Osaka City.
The Abeno Harukas observation deck, named Harukas 300, is located on floor 58-60 of Abeno Harukas. The night view from Harukas 300 is known as a spectacular spot from which to view the entire city of Osaka.
Be sure to check it on in the video as you read on!
[Video] 0:07 - Abeno Harukas
[Video] 0:58 - Night View of Osaka From the Observatory Gallery at Harukas 300
[Video] 4:50 - Harukas 300's Sky Garden
More About Harukas 300, the Abeno Harukas Observatory
Photo：People enjoying the view from Harukas 300, the observation deck of Abeno Harukas
Abeno Harukas is a 60-story skyscraper completed in 2014 in the Abeno Ward of Osaka City.
The name Abeno Harukas is derived from the name of the Abeno district where it is located, and the ancient word harukasu, meaning "to clear the skies."
Because of its diverse facilities, such as department stores, restaurants, museums, offices, hotels, and observation decks, all housed in one city-like area, Abeno Harukas has become a popular tourist attraction in Osaka.
Abeno Harukas' observatory, Harukas 300, is Japan's tallest tower at 300 meters (984 ft.) and consists of three levels on the 58th, 59th, and 60th floors. Many tourists visit the observatory every day to catch a glimpse of the breathtaking view.
The observatory gallery, located on the top floor of Harukas 300, is made completely of glass, giving visitors the unique sensation that they're walking on air.
From the corridor, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of central Osaka, Osaka Bay, and Mt. Ikoma. In addition, if the weather permits it, you can even see Mt. Rokko, Kyoto, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Awaji Island, Mt. Ikoma, and Kansai International Airport.
In addition to the observatory gallery, there is an outdoor area called Sky Garden which is surrounded by plants, making it a great place to relax. Various events are held here as well.
There are also cafés, restaurants, and stores inside the observatory, where you can enjoy a meal or a drink along with the view.
Harukas 300 Tickets, Discounts, and Free Gardens
Admission to Harukas 300 is 1,500 yen for adults, 1,200 yen for junior high and high school students, 700 yen for elementary school students, 500 yen for young children, and free for children under 3 years of age.
Visitors with disabilities and groups can enter at a discounted rate. Same-day tickets can be purchased at the ticket counter on the 16th floor of Abeno Harukas on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you are traveling from far away, you can purchase advance vouchers or e-tickets to shorten your wait time. Advance vouchers can be purchased at Kintetsu Station sales offices, and e-tickets can be purchased online in advance. Both are valid for 30 days from the date of purchase.
Harukas 300 1-day tickets, which allow re-entry into the facility, are 1,950 yen for adults, 1,650 yen for junior high and high school students, 950 yen for elementary school students, 750 yen for young children, and free for children under 3 years of age.
In addition, Harukas Wing Garden, located on the 10th floor rooftop of Abeno Harukas' Wing Building, is an area with free admission and benches to sit and rest. Events and other events are held in the space, and in winter there are also illuminations.
Enjoy the Night View at Harukas 300 With the Heliport Tour!
Photo：The night view from Harukas 300, the observation deck of Abeno Harukas
Abeno Harukas also has a heliport on its rooftop. Here you can enjoy the Harukas 300 Heliport Tour.
The attraction of this tour is that you can monopolize the spectacular view from 300 meters above the ground, the highest point in Japan, while feeling the wind on your skin.
Heliport tours are conducted 15 times a day, but we particularly recommend the nighttime tour.
The nighttime heliport tours allow you to enjoy a beautiful night view of Osaka in a romantic atmosphere.
A Dinner Date With a View – Restaurants at Abeno Harukas
Photo：The night view from Harukas 300, the observation deck of Abeno Harukas
There are a number of restaurants at Abeno Harukas with beautiful night views that are great for a date. Here are three restaurants at Abeno Harukas that we recommend for dinner.
●Restaurant ZK in Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel - 57th Floor
Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel is located on the upper floors of Abeno Harukas. Restaurant ZK is located on the 57th floor, the top floor, and promises a beautiful view of the city of Osaka. The menu is characterized by its fusion of Japanese and Western ingredients.
●BAR PLUS in Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel - 19th Floor
An open bar located on the 19th floor front lobby of the Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel. It offers a variety of light meals and alcoholic beverages, making it an elegant place to enjoy a night out.
●Aloha Table Abeno Harukas Dining - 14th Floor
Aloha Table is an open-plan restaurant divided into a café/dining area and a bar space. The carefully selected interior and Hawaiian music create a relaxing space that will make you feel as though you've taken a trip to Hawaii. Unlike the bright scenery during the day, you can enjoy the beautiful night view of Osaka in the calm lighting at night.
Enjoy the beautiful night view as well as the gastronomic delights at the various restaurants at Abeno Harukas. We recommend making reservations in advance if you're interested in a window seat.
Things to Do at Abeno Harukas
Photo：The view from the glass floor of Harukas 300, the Abeno Harukas observation deck
Abeno Harukas houses numerous tourist attractions and hosts a wide variety of events.
For example, EDGE THE HARUKAS is a newly built attraction at the top of the building, 300 meters above the ground. Visitors can enjoy walking along the edge of the building with a lifeline attached to them.
The Abeno Harukas Art Museum, conveniently located within Abeno Harukas, has a high ceiling and 880 square meters of exhibition space. The museum hosts a variety of temporary exhibits, including both Asian and Western art and a wide range of art events are held here. The museum is popular among locals and tourists alike.
Things to Do Near Abeno Harukas
Photo：Shitennoji Temple in Osaka
Below is a list of tourist attractions we recommend checking out near Abeno Harukas.
Founded in 593, Shitennoji Temple is one of, if not the, oldest temple in Japan. It was founded by Prince Shotoku, a legendary figure in Japanese history. The temple is home to a 5-story pagoda, a lovely garden where you can enjoy cherry blossoms in spring, and the temple hosts a variety of events throughout the year.
Hours: Temple/Central Temple/Garden: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (April - September), 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (October - March)
※Besides the areas listed above, the gate for Shitennoji Temple is open 24 hours.
One of the most famous landmarks in Osaka, the original Tsutenkaku Tower was built in 1912, although it was destroyed by a fire in 1943 and rebuilt in 1956. The Tower Slider, a 60-meter-long slide, is a new attraction that visitors can enjoy at the tower.
Hours: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm (7:30 pm last admission)
Admission Fee: Adults: 900 yen, Children (ages 5 to junior high school students): 400 yen.
※Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.
Tennoji Zoo opened in 1915 and is home to a variety of animals, including polar bears, penguins, giraffes, lions, etc.
Hours: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Admission Fee: Adults: 500 yen, Junior high and elementary school students: 200 yen, Preschoolers and younger: Free
How to Get to Abeno Harukas
Photo：Tennoji Station, Osaka
There are a number of ways to get to Abeno Harukas depending on where you're coming from; below we'll introduce a few of them.
Osaka International Airport to Abeno Harukas
If you're traveling to Japan and will be landing in Osaka, or will be leaving Japan via Osaka International Airport, this is far and away the simplest way to get to Abeno Harukas. There is a scheduled limousine bus to Abeno Harukas that departs every 30 minutes from Osaka International Airport. The bus will take you to Osaka Abenobashi Station and from there it's a 5-minute walk to Abeno Harukas. That same limousine bus departs from Abeno Harukas for Osaka International airport every 30 minutes as well. The bus ride is 30 minutes each way and costs 650 yen per person.
Kansai International Airport to Abeno Harukas
From Kansai International Airport, you can take the Haruka 34 limited express train to Tennoji Station and from there it's a 2-minute walk to Abeno Harukas. Just like the limousine bus from Osaka International Airport, this train is scheduled every 30 minutes, but the fare is 2,370 yen per person.
Kyoto to Abeno Harukas
To get to Abeno Harukas from Kyoto, it's a 45-minute train ride via the Haruka 37 limited express train which will take you from Kyoto Station to Tennoji Station. The fare is 2,680 yen per person.
From anywhere else in Japan, the easiest way to get to Abeno Harukas is to head towards Tennoji Station, the nearest station, and from there walk to Abeno Harukas.
Summary of Abeno Harukas
Photo：The view from the observatory of Abeno Harukas
The observation deck Harukas 300 is located on the top floor of Abeno Harukas, the tallest skyscraper in Japan.
The view from 300 meters (984 ft.) above the ground is breathtaking, offering a panoramic view of Osaka City and the surrounding landscape.
From couples to family trips, Abeno Harukas can be enjoyed in all kinds of ways. Be it a date or other special occasion, why not enjoy a meal at Harukas 300 while viewing a beautiful night view of Osaka?
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