4. Abeno Harukas
Standing 300 meters tall, Abeno Harukas in Osaka holds the distinction of being Japan’s tallest building. If you’re wondering how much fun Japan’s tallest building can be, you’ll be pleased to know that it houses a department store, souvenir store, observation deck, a hotel, and an art museum. However, its major attraction is undisputedly Harukas 300 – the building’s observation deck on its top three floors (from the 58th to 60th Floors). If your appetite for action and excitement is minimal, you’ll feel safe staring down the depths of Osaka city from your superior vantage point. However, if you have a thirst for something more stomach-churning, sign up without hesitation for Edge the Harukas – a nail-biting extreme experience that has you (literally) standing on edge – of the 60th floor of Abeno Harukas, to be exact. If you’re feeling a little bit chicken now, you’ll be pleased to know that every effort is taken by the staff to ensure you’re safe. While we were there, the staff barred us from carrying our handphones with us. However, any gadget that could be tied to the body, e.g. a DSLR camera or a Go Pro, was permitted. The staff was extremely detailed in ensuring we were properly tied and geared up to ensure we didn’t lose any objects, e.g. our spectacles. While the weather was muggy and hot on ground zero, it was breezy and cool 300 meters above ground level. Check out our upcoming article on www.marieclaire.com.my to find out what we experienced (and did) from those crazy heights.
Getting there: Abeno Harukas is just opposite the JR Tennoji station.