新井(Arai) Building was original a bank back in 1922. It then became a restaurant in 1976 but unfortunately due to some safety issues the restaurant closed.
In 2005, a patry shop , Gokan opened in the first floor.
The building has 4 floors and 1 basement floor. Currently the upper floors are now office space for rent.
After we left Ikoma Building, we walked about 5 minutes passing by Nomura Building and met the building manager of Arai Building.
Walked up to the second floor and check some of the offices there. No getting inside though, just a peek. Then we walked all the way to the top floor and got a short history and overview of the building.
It was a fun day. I got to see another side of Osaka’s Historical Buildings and get to checkout how it looks inside.