Translated by Sandy Lau
The Lovely Rooftop Gardens Of Grand Front Osaka And Osaka Station City
Written by Atsuko Yagura
Osaka Station City and Grand Front Osaka have created spaces in consideration of the environment. These rooftop gardens filled with nature are spacious and will show you a refreshing scenery that’ll make you forget the messiness of Osaka.
The Umeda district near JR Osaka Station is the largest transport terminal district in Western Japan. A large-scale redevelopment project has taken place here in recent years.The creation of an environment filled with water and nature is one aspect central to this urban development.
Osaka Station City and Grand Front Osaka, which respectively opened in 2011 and 2013, have created spaces in consideration of the environment. These rooftop gardens are filled with flowers and greenery and are quite spacious despite being within a building. They will show you a refreshing scenery that will make you forget the occasional messiness of Osaka.
These gardens are perfect to visit when you’re tired from walking while shopping, when you begin to want to take a little break in a green area, and when you want to see the sunset or night view in the city with a refreshing breeze. Entry into these healing areas surrounded by nature is, of course, entirely free.
Grand Front Osaka North Building 9F Terrace Garden
What will first come into view will be a lawn spread across the garden, a wide pathway, and a group of buildings towering over its surroundings. When you walk on the pathway with a sophisticated design that won’t allow you to feel the oppressiveness of the buildings...
You will find benches that have been placed on the west side of the garden. Watching the sunset from here is exceptional.
By the way, you can also find the Umeda Sky Building that looks out over the streets of Osaka here.