Sunday, July 29, 2012

Osaka Station

Osaka station in Umeda district in Osaka, is the main train station in the north of this city.

The station underwent extensive renovations and in 2011, a new north station building opened creating one of the most beautiful stations of Japan.

A large glass roof spans over the railway tracks, this roof has a close resemblance to Kyoto station’s one. Making this two stations compete for the title of the most beautiful one. The beautifully designed roof, provide protection to the elements and provide natural light to illuminate the station area.

The building at the north and south gates contain department stores, shopping complex, restaurants, and green areas.

Although the Shinkansen (bullet train) does not stop here, it’s definitively worth a visit if in the area.

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