World's Most Beautiful City Parks
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Opened in 2003, Namba Parks spans eight levels of a 30-story office tower and mall. It’s an urban oasis with terraces, a narrow central canyon, vegetable gardens, waterfalls, and rock clusters—and the ingenious solution of what to do with the space formerly occupied by Osaka’s baseball stadium. Adjacent to the Namba train station, the park makes a big first impression on new arrivals.