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Farm favourite

Japan [URBAN PLANNING]

Commuting and farming may sound like an incongruous mix. But the two activities are brought together in Osaka Station City, a new development at the city’s main train station.

Hovering on the roof above one of the nation’s busiest commuter stations is Tenku no Noen (Farm in the Sky), home to 1,500 sq m of vegetable patches and rice paddies. On the way home from work, commuters can swap their salaryman suit for gloves and wellies to tend their farm patches.

“The idea is that it is a sky-high farm where people can…

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