Another Lone Tower
On Mondays, I leave Osaka and take a train south to another town called Izumisano. It’s the place where people make landfall after leaving Kansai Airport, the artificial island in the harbor. Apart from that, it’s actually a rather provincial place. Oddly enough though, it also has Japan’s second highest skyscraper, Rinku Gate Tower, a mix of office and hotel space.
I can see it on a clear day from the quiet neighborhood where I work, looking completely out of place.
What is it with Osakaland having its biggest buildings in odd places? This tower and the Osaka WTC are two of Japan’s absolute tallest high-rises, and they’re in the middle of nowhere.