Project outline

Name & logo mark of ABENO HARUKAS

Brightening the heart. Brightening the future. Osaka’s new leading landmark will light the way to a better tomorrow. Get to know ABENO HARUKAS.

“Harukas” is an old Japanese expression meaning “to brighten, to clear up.”
As its namesake suggests, ABENO HARUKAS embodies the exhilation of clear, sweeping
views of Osaka from its top floor 300 meters in the air.
The complex’s wide array of facilities and amenities answer every need,
promising every visitor a relaxing time in a bright, comfortable environment.
ABENO HARUKAS is the future of multifunctional urban space in the sky.

Development Vision

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ProprietorProprietor Kintetsu Corporation
Address 1-1-43 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka, Japan
Primary intended uses Station, department store, office, hotel, art museum, and observation deck
Total site area approx. 28,700㎡
Gross floor area by application department store, approx. 167,000㎡(Tower Wing, under construction: approx. 83,000㎡);
office, approx. 62,000㎡;
hotel, approx. 32,000㎡(360 rooms)
Stories 60 aboveground, 5 underground
Building height 300m
Structural materials Steel frame, steel frame-reinforced concrete
Automobileparking spaces (newly constructed) Approx. 180 automobiles (dedicated parking spaces for offices and the hotel)
Design supervision Licensed first-class architects’ office of Takenaka Corporation, Osaka
Supervision of the exterior design César Pelli, representing Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Construction Consortium of Takenaka Corporation, Okumura Corporation, Obayashi Corporation, Dai Nippon Construction, and The Zenitaka Corporation

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Access

Directly above Ōsaka-Abenobashi Station
Direct access to Kansai International Airport,
Osaka International Airport, Umeda and Shin-Ōsaka.

Access

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Construction plan for “ABENO HARUKAS”

Autumn 2006Started considering the plan.
March 2007Deregulation of Osaka International Airport)
August 2007Announced the Abenobashi Terminal Building reconstruction plan.
NovemberOsaka City developed its urban planning for “Special Urban Renaissance Districts.”
January 2008 Improvement work for Osaka Abenobashi Station launched.
March 2009Demolition work for the old building (western portion) of Kintetsu Department Store launched.
West ticket gate of Osaka Abenobashi Station relocated.
January 2010Foundation work for Abenobashi Terminal Building launched.
MarchANZENKIGANSAI (a ceremony performed to pray for safety) held.
February 2011Construction work for the aboveground part launched.
RICCHUSHIKI (ceremony that celebrates the erection of the first colums) held.
AugustThe height of the steel frame reached 100m
The name of the building was chosen as “ABENO HARUKAS.”
March 2012The height of the steel frame reached 200m.
JuneThe height of the steel frame reached 263m(the highest in western Japan). 
AugustThe height of the steel frame reached 300m (the highest in Japan as a building).
OctoberRidgepole-raising ceremony held.
June 2013Kintetsu Department Store: “Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Main Store” Opens Ahead of Time in the Tower Building
March 2014Grand opening

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