4-1-32 Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 540-0008, Japan
The Osaka Museum of History (大阪歴史博物館, Ōsaka Rekishi Hakubutsukan) opened in 2003 in a tall building next to NHK Osaka and just across the street from Osaka Castle. The building offers excellent views of the castle from its top floors.
4-7-21 Minamisemba, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0081, Japan
Completed in 1993, the Organic Building has since been named a civic landmark by the City of Osaka, which has undertaken its maintenance in perpetuity. The exterior is covered with steel-encased concrete panels glazed with a red finish that feature rather cute extruding pockets.
1-18-6 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 556-0002, Japan
Shinsekai is Osaka's "new world," a district that was developed before the war and then neglected in the decades afterwards. At the district's center stands Tsutenkaku Tower, the nostalgia evoking symbol of Shinsekai.