At 137m the Sonic City building dominates the skyline in Saitama City (previously Omiya, before the merging of Omiya, Urawa, Iwatsuki and Yono to form Saitama City).
The multi-use building was completed in 1988.
The building houses a hotel, the Palace Hotel Omiya, conference center, offices, shops and restaurants. Sonic City plays hosts to musical performances and international conferences. There is a Wi-Fi spot in Tully's Coffee in the building.
From Tokyo, Omiya Station is on the main Joetsu Shinkansen and Tohoku Shinkansen Lines from Tokyo and Ueno Stations.
From Ueno Station the Tohoku Line runs to Omiya in 25 minutes, from Tokyo Station take the Keihin Tohoku Line (50 minutes), from Ikebukuro Station, Shinjuku Station and Shibuya Station take the Saikyo Line or Shonan-Shinjuku Lines (25-40 minutes).
Friday, May 16, 2008
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