Attraction 1-2-48 Hokukoshiratsu, Konohana-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 554-0041, Japan Published on: 28-07-2016
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Why Maishima Incineration Plant is special ?
Osaka City built a new Maishima Incineration Plant for the express purpose of dealing appropriately with waste treatment and environmental conservation. The Maishima Incineration Plant is equipped with an incinerator and a crushing plant for bulky waste and not only has the latest pollution prevention facilities and uses the heat that is generated to the maximum, in order to preserve the environment the famous Austrian environmental conservation architect, Friedensreich Hundertwasser was engaged to design the exterior, making this plant a popular mecca for study tours.
1-2-48 Hokukoshiratsu, Konohana-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 554-0041, Japan
I really love the way Japanese protect their environment. When I visited this factory, i thought "wow, a beautiful amusement" :)) The architectural appearance is so unique that got a lot of attention. We visited inside for 1 hour and surprised so muchhhh. The place is super clean and interesting.The plant is capable of incinerating 900 tons of garbage a day.
The concierge in my hotel phoned this plant to make an appointment for a visit. The people at the plant were wondering why so many foreigners are interested in it.According to the people from the plant the inside is not a work of art but just industrial waste. Foreign visitors are required to hire a translator at their own cost to be allowed to take a tour inside the plant.Since only the outside is special don't bother taking a tour. I am sure you can find better things to do on your holiday, the previous reviews are plain wrong.
I was enjoying a boat cruise around Osaka harbour when I spotted on the horizon two tall sparkling structures. They looked like something out of Saudia Arabia or Dubai. Brightly coloured and gold. My Japanese friends said they were the dust factory (incineration plant). They took me for a closer look. They were built by Austrian environmental conservation architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser in 2001 at a cost of Yen 61 billion. If you like to see something unusual, love architecture and bright colours on a massive scale, you must go to the Incineration Plant. We stopped outside the perimeter fence for a quick photo shoot due to lack of time. I believe there are tours. I can't comment on the tour inside. When I return to Osaka, the tour will be on my itinerary for sure. Have a look at Google images and you will see that the interior is just as fascinating. Amazing Osaka. Congratulations to the building authorities who approved this building.
Just when you think Japan can not shock you anymore ... Think Again.Only Japan could make a waste disposal plant look like Disneyland.Although you can arrange daily tours of this facility, I regrettably did not have enough time to do so.This place is on Maishima Island (not far from Universal Studios). I walked over the bridge (a nice 30min walk on a clear day) however you can take a bus or cab from Universal Studios or the Subway station.Google