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21 March 2014

Floating Garden Observatory - Osaka

Umeda Sky Building
Tempat Menikmati Pemandangan Malam Osaka

Osaka Floating Garden Observatory

Floating Garden Observatory Osaka termasuk salah satu obyek wisata populer jujugan para turis. Terletak di Gedung Umeda (梅田スカイビル Umeda Sukai Biru) yang merupakan gedung tertinggi ke-12 di Osaka. Terdiri dari 2 unit gedung 40 lantai dan di dua lantai teratas terdapat jembatan yang menghubungkan keduanya. 

Observatory nya terletak di jembatan ini, berbentuk melingkar sehingga pengunjung bisa menikmati pemandangan osaka 360 derajat.


The Umeda Sky Building (梅田スカイビル Umeda Sukai Biru) is the twelfth-tallest building in Osaka, Japan, and one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. It consists of two 40-story towers that connect at their two uppermost stories, with bridges and an escalator crossing the wide atrium-like space in the center.[1] It is located in Kita-ku. (Wikipedia)

The observatory itself is in the bridge, the level itself is doughnut shaped, which flooring are round, so you can have a 360 degree view of Osaka.




Tiket masuk ke sini tanpa menggunakan unlimited pass dikenakan 700 yen untuk dewasa dan 300 yen untuk anak usia sekolah.


Admission for the place is 700 Yen and for school age children 300 yen. If you're using Osaka Unlimited Pass, it's free / included in the package.

Building Around Umeda

Yodobashi Umeda - Osaka

Umeda - Osaka

Umeda Sky Building



Floating Garden Observatory Elevator


Floating Garden Observatory - Viewing Booth

Floating Garden ini tampaknya memang cocok untuk orang yang sedang kasmaran, suasananya temaram romantis. Viewing boothnya nyaman dan didesain untuk memberi sedikit privasi. Kalau sambil berdiri, bisa dipakai hingga 4 orang bersama dalam satu booth, untuk duduk lebih nyaman berdua.


This Floating Garden Observatory seems to be designed with romantic themes, the lighting are dim, and there's loads of suggestive decor. The viewing booth are comfy, most of the people using it are couples.


Osaka Night Scene - Taken From Flotaing Garden Observatory

Cafe Sky 40 - Umeda Sky Building


Osaka Floating Garden Observatory




Pre Wedding
Spot ini dipakai juga oleh fotografer untuk melakukan pre-wedding shot dengan latar belakang keindahan malam kota Osaka. Ada dua pasang calon pengantin yang asyik sesi foto saat saya berkunjung ke observatory malam itu.

This place is definitely suitable for pre-wedding shots. I've seen two couples with a complete photography crew on the night of my visit.

Photo Corner
Di sini ada juga peraga berbentuk hati yang bisa dipakai untuk tempat pengambilan foto. Berhubung saat itu semua cowo, daripada dikira orientasi AC-DC kita memilih untuk foto sendiri-sendiri di sini :D


Keeping in theme with the romantic design, they also provide a heart shaped lighting fixture, which is a very popular photo spot. We had to queue in long line to be able to take this picture.


Shrine & Love Lock


Shrine inside Floating Garden observatory


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_lock


Wishes - Floating Garden Observatory

Yumi Katsura Lover Sanctuary
Love Lock di sini adalah gembok yang bertuliskan nama pasangan, biasanya dipasangkan di sekeliling hand rail jembatan, pagar, atau tempat umum lain untuk mengungkapkan cinta.
Kadang dipandang sebagai gangguan vandalisme, karena mengotori tempat umum dan susah untuk dihilangkan.

Di Observatory ini disediakan tempat-tempat khusus untuk menaruh love lock, jadi tidak mengganggu kenyamanan dan kebersihan tempat, salah satunya di love sanctuary ini.



A love lock or love padlock is a padlock which sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love.[1] Typically the sweethearts' names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolise unbreakable love. Since the 2000s, love locks have proliferated at an increasing number of locations worldwide. They are often treated by municipal authorities as litter or vandalism, and are costly to remove.

There are varied explanations for the origin of love padlocks. In Europe, love padlocks started appearing in the early 2000s.[2] The reasons love padlocks started to appear vary between locations, and in many instances are unsourced. However, in Rome, the ritual of affixing love padlocks to the bridge Ponte Milvio can be attributed to the 1992 book Three meters above the sky by Italian author Federico Moccia, who later made it into the film-adaptation Tre metri sopra il cielo.[3][4]
Similarly, an attribution for the bridge Most Ljubavi (lit. the Bridge of Love—now named after the love padlocks) in Serbia exists, where they can be traced to even before World War II. A local schoolmistress named Nada, who was from Vrnjačka Banja, fell in love with a Serbian officer named Relja. After they committed to each other Relja went to war in Greece where he fell in love with a local woman from Corfu. As a consequence, Relja and Nada broke off their engagement. Nada never recovered from that devastating blow, and after some time she died due to heartbreak from her unfortunate love. As young girls from Vrnjačka Banja wanted to protect their own loves, they started writing down their names, together with the names of their loved ones, on padlocks and affixing them to the railings of the bridge where Nada and Relja used to mee
Heart Lock Stall
Untuk yang romantis, jangan melewatkan kesempatan untuk membeli ... "gembok cinta" (nb : kalau ada terjemahan yang lebih ok kabari ya...). Bisa dipakai untuk suvenir, atau untuk ditinggal di Love Sanctuary di atas. Sekaligus berharap cintanya everlasting :D

If you're the romantic kind, be sure to check the Heart Lock here. It's good for both a keepsake, or if you like, put it in the Love Sanctuary area where you can put your love locks, and hope for an everlasting love.
















Open hours
10:00 - 22:30(last admission 22:00)

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