If you like modern architecture, one of the most interesting cities to visit in Japan is Osaka. I already presented a few very interesting skyscrapers like the Gate Tower Building, the Rinku Gate Tower Building (second tallest building in Japan) and the spectacular Umeda Sky Building.
Today, I would like to show you a complex built in 1991 near the Osaka Castle, including the NHK Osaka Broadcasting Station and the Osaka Museum of History. The two buildings are independent, but they were designed to harmonize well together. The building in the forefront of this photo, with the entrance through the spherical glass dome, is the Osaka Museum of History (Ōsaka Rekishi Hakubutsukan) and the building in the back is the 135-meters-tall NHK Osaka Broadcasting Station.
An interesting fact related to this complex is that it was built on the place where once was the Naniwa Palace (Naniwa-no-miya), a palace built in 645 by the Emperor Kōtoku, when Osaka was the capital of Japan.
Travel tip: Besides the Osaka Castle, here you can also visit the foundations of the throne room, at the Naniwa Palace Site Park, located across the Hanshin Expressway. Even more interesting, at the last floor of the museum you will find a full-size replica of the Naniwa Palace interior.
NHK Osaka Broadcasting Station, Osaka Museum of History, Osaka
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