The Osaka Umeda centre is on the 20th floor of Osaka's prestigious Hankyu Grand Building, close to both Umeda and Osaka train stations, providing quick and easy access to Kansai International airport. The prestigious Umeda area is Osaka's largest commercial zone and traditional business district, dominated by the unique architecture of the Sky Building and a huge ferris wheel. Because of its location directly above the station Hankyu Grand is a well-known building in this area of towering skyscrapers, traditional shopping arcades and countless bars and restaurants. Historically, Osaka is the commercial capital of Japan and it is still one of the major hubs of the Japanese economy. The Osaka station area is one of three 'Strategic Growth Special Zones' singled out by the city to play a leading role in boosting the Japanese economy and creating an extra edge in the international competition between fast-growing cities in Southeast Asia.