Located in the center of Nagoya, the shopping mall-cum-travel terminal of Oasis 21 is as beautiful as it is functional. Dubbed the ‘Space Ship Aqua’, it’s not difficult to see why, as it floats majestically above the ground.
Spread across four floors – including the rooftop – Oasis 21 is a park, bus terminal, shopping center, and performance venue all rolled into one. The bus, shops, and performance areas are all under the surface, leaving only the roof visible. The roof itself is designed to look like a floating space ship. When water is pumped through the structure, the light forms a unique pattern, an impressive show that visitors to the city shouldn’t miss.
Aside from its architectural beauty, Oasis 21 is a functioning shopping mall with various stores, restaurants, and cafes. At ground level, Oasis 21 is surrounded by a small park where visitors often take a break from the busy city. Located close to Aichi Arts Center and the NHK Nagoya Broadcasting Center, there’s more to see and do in the area than you might think.
Opening times vary across the facilities, with Space Ship Aqua and shops opening from 10:00-21:00, restaurants from 10:00-22:00.