Osaka: Tower of the Sun

Found in the Expo Commemoration Park in Suita City in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, the Tower of the Sun (太陽の塔 Taiyō no Tō )is a famously known symbol of Expo '70.
The tower was created by Japanese artist Taro Okamoto as part of the Expo '70. It was formerly housed in the Festival Plaza building known as the "Big Roof" until 1979 when the building was removed.
The Golden Mask and Face of the Sun is shown in the picture on the post.

The Face of the Sun
The Black Sun
The Tower of the Sun is 70 meters tall. Its base has a diameter of 20 meters and each of the two arms is 25 meters long. Aside from its unique shape, the tower is also known for its three faces. The faces are the Golden Mask which is on the top, the Face of the Sun is in front and the Black Sun is on the back of the tower.
Tower of the Sun as seen from the parking lot
Inside the tower, one can see an artwork called the Tree of Life. It's 45 meters high and represents the strength of life. Although we visited the tower during our visit to the Expo Commemoration Park, we failed to see this artwork because it was not open to public. Instead we watched the Ilumi-night Banpaku Xmas event... And you can read that one in another article...
My wife posing for my blog
Getting there:  

From Kansai International Airport, ride the Nankai Dentetsu Line at Kansai Kuko Station them board down at Nanba Station. From there ride the subway Midousuji Line (Kita Osaka Kyuko Line) and board down at Senri Cyuo Station. Then ride the Osaka Monorail and board down at Banpaku Kinen Koen Station.


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