Rising from a relatively narrow (326-square-meter) plot, the seven-story structure is fashioned as a series of irregular horizontal planes stacked precariously on top of each other, with several of the levels bounded by distinctive-looking walls of vertical wooden slats.
The building houses a tourist information center, exhibition spaces and conference rooms, with a reasonably priced cafe and free viewing deck up on the top floor. It was designed by well-known architect Kengo Kuma, and completed in May 2012.
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