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Tower Slider opens at Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka

The Yomiuri Shimbun
A woman demonstrates Tower Slider’s operational procedures at Tsutenkaku Tower in Naniwa Ward, Osaka, on Monday.

OSAKA — A 60-meter slide that takes riders from the third-floor observation deck of Tsutenkaku Tower to its basement opened in the Shinsekai area of Naniwa Ward, Osaka, on Monday, attracting many visitors.

Tower Slider is a spiral-tube that makes 1½ revolutions over a height of 26.5 meters. Visitors lie down in fabric resembling a sleeping bag and then shoot down the slide for about 10 seconds.

In addition to the cost of admission, elementary and junior high school students pay ¥500 per ride, and high school students and older pay ¥1,000.

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Tower Slider began operation at Tsutenkaku Tower in Naniwa Ward, Osaka, on Monday.
The Yomiuri Shimbun
A visitor is about to use the slide at Tsutenkaku Tower in Naniwa Ward, Osaka, on Monday.