These are irregularly shaped spaces where hotels, conference rooms and greenhouses alternate with gardens, piazzas and a beach dotted with thousands of seashells.
The idea goes back to 1989, when the idea of building a big park in an area spoiled by man was first aired. The chosen area identified as soon as the project was proposed was a vacant piece of land where soil had been continuously removed since the '50s to fill in Osaka Bay.
Before the Yumebutai project, the area it stands on was just a reddish escarpment.
After the earthquake, the project became a commemoration of the 6,000 victims as well as a place of comfort and renewal.