Tsutenkaku-Shinsekai, Osaka*

00

00

TsutenkakuShinsekai, Osaka*

*Oleh Joko Setiawan, A Social Worker, 32nd Trainee of Asian Social Welfare Worker’s Training Program by Japan National Council of Social Welfare (JNCSW/全国社会福祉協議会)

Tsūtenkaku (通天閣, lit. “Tower Reaching Heaven”) owned by Tsūtenkaku Kanko Co., Ltd. (通天閣観光株式会社 Tsūtenkaku kankō kabushikigaisha) is a tower and well-known landmark of Osaka, Japan and advertises Hitachi. It is located in the Shinsekai district of Naniwa-ku, Osaka.

Shinsekai (新世界) is Osaka‘s “new world,” a district that was developed before the war and then neglected in the decades afterwards. At the district’s center stands Tsutenkaku Tower, the nostalgia evoking symbol of Shinsekai.

Paris was chosen as the model for Shinsekai’s northern half, while the southern portion was built to imitate Coney Island in New York. Tsutenkaku Tower was constructed in 1912 after Paris’ Eiffel Tower. Although it was scrapped during WWII, the tower was reconstructed soon afterwards in 1956. The current tower is 103 meters high, with the main observatory at a height of 91 meters.

With an observation platform on the 5th floor with a bird’s eye view of Osaka and Billiken, a deity believed to bring good luck if you rub the soles of his feet, the tower attracts 700,000 people every year. The round neon sign on the top of Tsutenkaku displays a weather forecast using a combination of colors (white for fair, orange for cloudy, and blue for rainy). Tsutenkaku Theater, in the basement, offers performances of rakugo (comic storytelling), manzai (comical conversation), and local enka (popular ballad) singers on weekends.

Ceritanya tempat tinggal saya di Osaka ini dekat dengan Shinsekai, dan di area Shinsekai itu terdapat Tsutenkaku. Bertolak dari Tengachaya eki, menggunakan chikatetsu (kereta listrik bawah tanah) hanya satu stasiun sudah sampai di Doubutsuen mae eki. Di sini tinggal jalan kaki secara nyaman, sampailah di Tsutenkaku ini.

Seperti biasa, saya berjalan-jalan sendiri, sambil melihat dan mengamati pemandangan sekitar. Tempat rekreasinya orang Jepang ini memang telah dibangun sedemikian rupa sehingga memudahkan pengunjung dari segi akses transportasi maupun kenyamanan dan keamanan sepanjang perjalanan di area sekitar.

Sampai di Shinsekai, kita akan menemukan Tsutenkaku. Berjalan lagi sedikit, bisa ketemu dengan Tennoji Zoo, di sampingnya ada Tennoji Park, beberapa menit melangkahkan kaki, sampai juga di Abeno Harukas yang merupakan gedung tertinggi di Jepang, mencapai ketinggian hingga 300 meter.

Kutipan bahan bacaan dari:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ts%C5%ABtenkaku

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4012.html

http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/spot/cityscap/tsutenkaku-tower.html

Tengachaya, Nishinari ku Osaka shi – Osaka Prefecture, JAPAN
Sabtu pagi, 04 Muharram 1437 H/17 Oktober 2015 pukul 07.50 waktu Jepang

Dipublikasikan otomatis secara terjadwal oleh WordPress pada hari Jum’at, 23 Oktober 2015 pukul 22.45 waktu Jepang

01 == 02

03 == 04

Tinggalkan Jejak ^_^

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: