The City Itself
In the past I’ve mentioned Tsutenkaku, Osaka’s frame tower. It’s got a lot more local history than the usual Japanese “city tower”, back to the gay old Meiji days when everything was brand new and changing fast. One slow rainy day, I decided to visit and get a better view of my city.
North, past Nanba's towers to Umeda
Osaka harborland to the west
The Osaka WTC, just sorta hanging out by itself in the harbor southwest
The Abenobashi area just bordering Tsutenkaku to the southeast. That construction site will be Japan's tallest skyscraper by 2014 or so.
A symbol of the 1980s bubble economy- an indoor roller coaster, now being torn apart.
I CAN SEE MY HOUSE! Okay, not exactly, but my apartment IS somewhere in the center right of this picture.