Jessica A Paje

Floating Garden Observatory, Osaka

360-degree panoramic views atop Umeda Sky Building

Jessica A Paje   - 1 min read

The Umeda Sky Building is home to the Floating Garden Observatory at 173 meters high. Just like any other observatory, it offers a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of the city. However, what separates this observatory from other skyscrapers or towers within Japan are its innovative design of the structure, the see-through glass elevator from floors 3F to 37F, and the two floating escalator shafts that run directly to the main floors of the Floating Garden Observatory. Although relatively safe and built to withstand a major earthquake, prepare yourself for some serious heights. It’s one of Osaka’s best attractions!

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Jessica A Paje

Jessica A Paje @jessica.paje

Originally from San Diego, California, I lived in Yokosuka, Japan, for 5 years. In 2010, I arrived with a new outlook on my future. Mainly, to refocus on family and let my curiosities take us to places we’ve only dreamt of. Along the way, we’d hopefully develop new friendships and simply collect ...