29 November 2012 00:22 | By Francis Whittaker
14 weird roads from around the world

Umeda Exit, Hanshin Expressway, Japan

Gate Tower Building, Osaka (© Getty Images)
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While the Chinese are content with building a road around a building, the Japanese seem to prefer to build a building round a road. The Umeda exit of the Hanshin Expressway in Osaka runs through the city's Gate Tower Building.


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