Reopened in 2013, after having been completely torn down and reconstructed, Festival Hall is one of the largest dedicated concert halls in Japan with its 2,700 seat capacity.
Both the old hall built in 1958 and the new hall have been attributed with exceptional acoustics and is home to the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra. International artists in genres from classical to pop regularly perform here. Herbert Von Karayan, Igor Stravinsky and Leonard Bernstein conducted performances here and Miles Davis recorded two live albums in the old hall in 1975. More recently artists such as Norah Jones have used this stage.
The east tower houses the concert hall and the Asahi Newspaper offices. The west tower is home to the regional Canon offices and the Conrad Osaka hotel. The two towers are connected by a smaller underground restaurant and shopping mall.