At 984 feet tall (300 m), Abeno Harukas takes the coveted superlative of Japan's highest skyscraper, narrowly rising above the former title holder, the Yokohama Landmark Tower. It serves as a railway terminal for Osaka's Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line.
The name Abeno Harukas translates to a phrase meaning "to brighten, to clear up," symbolizing the unobstructed view visitors will see from the top. The behemoth skyscraper boasts over 300,000 square feet of floor space which house offices, commercial shops, restaurants, a hotel, a museum, a garden, and a three-story observatory on the top floors. Osaka visitors will be delighted by the view from the observation deck at night, especially, when the city is lit up below.
The Abeno Harukas Skyscraper is located in Osaka's southern commercial district. Visitors will need to purchase a ticket to access the 60th floor observation deck, but the 16th floor air garden is free.