Tsutenkaku Tower Slider
Photo: Tsutenkaku Tower Slider

Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka now has a 60m-tall slide

Keep your eyes open at all times: the Tower Slider takes you on a ten-second thrilling ride – city views included

Youka Nagase
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Youka Nagase
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Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka is known for its fifth-floor observation deck, which offers a breathtaking view of the city. However, this landmark is now more than your average tourist attraction. The tower has installed a slide that takes you from 60 metres in the air all the way to the ground while you marvel at the cityscape.

Tsutenkaku Tower Slider
Photo: Tsutenkaku Tower Slider

The exhilarating ride down the all-new Tower Slider only takes ten seconds from the observation deck on the third floor.

Tsutenkaku Tower Slider
Photo: Tsutenkaku Tower Slider

The slide isn't connected to the main shaft of the Tsutenkaku Tower, but to the adjacent EV Tower.

Tsutenkaku Tower Slider
Photo: Tsutenkaku Tower Slider

Even better, it's a tube with a transparent top, so you can take in the scenery while spiralling down slide. In case of emergencies, the slide can also be used as an escape route, especially during earthquakes.

It's open from 10am to 7.30pm daily and costs ¥1,000 (¥500 for middle school to primary school students) per ride.

See Tsutenkaku Tower’s website for more information.

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