Orizuru Tower Observation Deck
The main attraction of the newly refurbished 13 storey Mazda Building, rebranded the Orizuru Tower, is the viewing platform on the top floor which overlooks views over the iconic A-bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, as well as offering view of Hiroshima Castle and the island of Miyajima.
Designed by Hiroshima-based architect Hiroshi Sambuichi, who is also responsible for the shelter and viewing platform on the summit of Mt. Misen on Miyajima and Otafuku’s distinctive ‘Wood Egg’ building, it is constructed almost entirely of wood, reminiscent of a Japanese shrine and is open to the elements.
The observation deck opens to the public on July 11, 2016.