Osaka Campus

Research facility designed by world-renowned Tange

The building was designed by the late Kenzo Tange (1913-2005), one of Japan’s leading architects, and was completed in 1987 serving as the research facility for the Osaka Bioscience Institute. In 2015, the City of Osaka transferred the rights of the building to RIKEN, and to this day, it remains a base for life science research. The monument in front is a work by sculptor Yasuo Mizui, titled “GATE OF HOPE”.


Atrium in the entrance
The atrium in the entrance way. The marble interior imparts a stately atmosphere.


A Hankyu train running by RIKEN building
The Hankyu train runs next to building grounds. The building is a ten-minute walk to the Hankyu Senri line/Osaka Monorail Yamada Station.