Abeno Harukas

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Abeno Harukas
Abeno Harukas 20140507-002.jpg
Abeno Harukas, May 2014
Record height
Tallest in Japan from 2014 to 2021[I]
Preceded byYokohama Landmark Tower
Surpassed byToranomon-Azabudai District Building A
General information
TypeMixed use
LocationAbenosuji Itchome, Abeno-ku, Osaka, Japan
Coordinates34°38′45.6″N 135°30′48.2″E / 34.646000°N 135.513389°E / 34.646000; 135.513389Coordinates: 34°38′45.6″N 135°30′48.2″E / 34.646000°N 135.513389°E / 34.646000; 135.513389
Construction startedNew Building: March 1983
Abeno Harukas: January 9, 2010
CompletedNew Building: November 11, 1988
Eastern Building: September 13, 1992
OpeningNew Building: November 11, 1988
Eastern Building: September 13, 1992 (Tennoji Miyako Hotel)
Abeno Harukas: March 7, 2014
Cost¥76 billion
RoofNew Building: 54 m (177 ft)
Eastern Building: 30 m (98 ft)
Abeno Harukas: 300 m (984 ft)
Technical details
Floor countNew Building: 10 above ground, 4 underground

Eastern Building: 17 above ground, 1 underground

Abeno Harukas: 60 above ground, 5 underground
Floor areaNew Building and Eastern Building: 94,000 m2 (1,011,800 sq ft)
Abeno Harukas: 211,900.97 m2 (2,280,900 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect(s)César Pelli & Associates(supervising architect for exterior design)
Takenaka Corporation
Main contractorTakenaka Corporation,
Okumura Corporation,
Obayashi Corp.,
Dai Nippon Construction,
The Zenitaka Corporation JV
Japanese name

Abeno Harukas (あべのハルカス) is a multi-purpose commercial facility in Abenosuji Itchome, Abeno-ku, Osaka, Japan. It consists of the New Annex (新館) (main tenants: Osaka Abenobashi Station, Kintetsu Department Store Main Store Abeno Harukas Wing Building), Eastern Annex (東館) (Miyako City Osaka Tennoji), and a 300 m (984 ft) tall skyscraper Abeno Harukas (あべのハルカス). The reconstruction began in January 9, 2010, and opened on March 7, 2014. The building is 300 meters tall and has 62 floors, it was the tallest building in Japan from 2014 to 2022, until Toranomon-Azabudai District Main Tower seize the title of the tallest building in Japan.[1]

It is the planned alternative station building of Ōsaka Abenobashi Station, the terminal of Kintetsu Minami Osaka Line. Its floor space is around 100,000 square meters, making it the biggest department store in Japan.[2] It contains Kintetsu Department Store Main Store Abeno Harukas, Marriott International hotel, university campuses, and Sharp Corporation sales office.

Name meaning[edit]

The name of the skyscraper "Abeno Harukas" comes from the old Japanese word "晴るかす" (harukasu). It means "to brighten, to clear up".[3]


Abeno Harukas

From Abeno Harukas Project Website[3]

  • 58th-60th floors: Observatory "Harukas 300"
  • 38th-55th floors and 57th floor: Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel
    • 57th floor: Restaurants
    • 38th-55th floors: Guest rooms
  • 21st-36th floors: offices
  • 19th and 20th floors: Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel (lobby)
  • 17th and 18th floors: offices
  • 16th floor: Abeno Harukas Museum, rooftop garden
  • 2nd basement-14th floors: Kintetsu Department Store Main Store Abeno Harukas Tower Building[4]
  • 1st basement and 1st floor: Osaka Abenobashi Station
  • 4th and 3rd basements: parking lot
New Building
  • 2nd basement-9th floors and rooftop: Kintetsu Department Store Main Store Abeno Harukass Wing Building[4]
  • 1st basement and 1st floor: Osaka Abenobashi Station
  • 2nd basement: Osaka Abenobashi Station Entrance
Eastern Building
  • 1st basement-16th floors: Miyako City Osaka Tennoji


Shopping facilities around Abenobashi Terminal Building[edit]


  • Shinjuku Building
  • Shinjuku Gochiso Building
  • Abeno Appolo
  • Abeno Center Building (Abeno Festa)
  • Echo Across Building
  • Abeno Urban Development Project
    • Abeno Lucias (A1-1)
    • Abeno nini (A1-2)
    • Abeno Cues Town (A2)
    • Abeno Gran Tour (A3)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tallest high-rise nears completion". The Japan Times. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. ^ Nagata, Takeshi & Takahashi, Kentaro (5 November 2013). "Osaka dept stores locked in scrap for survival". The Japan News. The Yomiuri Shimbun. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Abeno Harukas Project website in English". Kintetsu Corporation (Abeno Harukas Project Website). Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  4. ^ a b 6月13日(木)「あべのハルカス近鉄本店」 タワー館オープン! [New Main Store of "Kintetsu Department Store" will open in Abeno Harukas on Thursday, June 13, 2013] (PDF) (in Japanese). Kintetsu Department Store Co., Ltd. May 1, 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 20, 2013. Retrieved May 2, 2013.

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Preceded by Tallest building in Japan
300 m (984 ft)
Succeeded by