Tsutenkaku means "Tower Reaching Heaven", since it was the highest tower in the east at its time of construction in 1912. The original tower was dismantled in 1943 to supply iron for the war and the present one was built in 1956 by local citizens, standing as an authentic symbol of the city.
The tower features two observation platforms in its 4th and 5th floors at a height of 86 and 91 meters respectively. In the 5th floor visitors can find a Billiken statue, a popular figure of the district which is supposed to bring good luck.
JR Loop Line
Midosuji Line, Tanimachi Line
Shinsekai is a short walk from Shin-Imamiya train station and Dobutsuen-mae and Ebisucho subway station.