Modern Osaka

Futuristic buildings of Kansai's merchant city

By Elena Lisina    - 2 min read

A visitor to Osaka will find a city that is very different to that prior to World War II. Osaka literally was rebuilt from the ashes following the war, and while Osaka Castle may look old, it was actually rebuilt. While I was too late to get inside, it was actually filled with modern technology. Actually, I was surprised to see the elevator inside the Castle. There was a great view from the top, where you can imagine what it was like to rule over the city below.

The hotel where I stayed was Sky Plaza Osaka, which had a special upper part made of glass. With its restaurants and a spa, guests can take a bath and then relax with views of the Osaka skyline at night.

On the next day I walked on a wide boulevard to Umeda Sky Building. On my way I saw the Kansai TV building., which looked dazzling with its bright blue color reflected on the sky. The Umeda Sky Building was also amazing, and it took me a long time to properly capture it in photos from its ‘Floating Garden” observation deck. I’ve never seen such architecture before, it was so futuristic. Here you can read its history and be inspired by the futuristic projects of the past.

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Elena Lisina @shiroi.tenshi

I love Japan very much! I like small towns of Japan where I can watch people doing their business and talk to them carefully. They're always friendly. I like Japanese gardens where I can just sit or walk and take my time. Also I like Shinto Jinja as being there I feel in peace. I like to watch sunsets and then to dine in some small local places. I like to soak into onsen after a long day of wandering. I like Japanese crafts very much as all items are made with great taste and skill. Nihon wo daisuki desuyo!