Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-fu, Japan

Dotonbori Hotel

As we explored the Dōtonbori area of Osaka, we came upon the somewhat startling sight of four male faces carved into the pillars in front of the Dotonbori Hotel. Each face represents a different world region—from left to right, Asian, African, Arabian, Western. The pillars are intended to welcome guests from all over the world. And, as the hotel boasts, a peek behind the pillars reveals different buttocks for each figure. We didn't stay here, but it looks to be a fine hotel.

Dotonbori Hotel