TENNOJI — Stores have now begun to open doors in Japan’s tallest skyscraper, Abeno Harukas. The entire building, 300m in height, is home to an observatory, museum and hotel as well as hundreds of shops. It’s divided into two: the Tower and Wing buildings. Tower is now open, with oodles of big brand clothing stores stretching from the 2nd basement to the 14th floor. Wing is set to open in spring 2014, and when it does, Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Department Store will become Japan’s largest department store space (100,000 m2), aiming at sales of 145 billion yen and 45 million visitors in fiscal 2014.
Rest areas are provided on every floor, with a total of 700 seats. The restaurant areas from the 12th to 14th floors will offer 44 restaurants and a total of 2,800 seats.