Opened in 2002, Oasis 21 is a modern shopping complex in the heart of Nagoya’s Sakae district near major shopping destinations like Parco Mall.
The site's standout feature is Spaceship Aqua, a ‘floating' glass roof designed in the shape of a futuristic spacecraft.
The impressive structure is surrounded by a park, an ideal relaxation spot that offers a great view of the nearby Nagoya TV Tower.
The underground shopping level is home to primarily upscale Japanese fashion stores, as well as a range of restaurants and cafes.
Also on this floor is the large Galaxy Platform, a multi-purpose public space which frequently hosts music and arts events.
Oasis 21 is especially impressive at night when colourful LED lights shine through the thin layer of water flowing across Spaceship Aqua and illuminate the surrounding parkland.
The complex is also home to the Nagoya Highway Bus Terminal and the city's tourist information centre.
- 1-11-1 Higashisakura, Higashi Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 461-0005
- From Sakae subway station (Higashiyama Line or Meijo Line) leave through exit 4 which will bring you out on the edge of the Oasis 21 site.