Tempozan Ferris Wheel in Osaka

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  • Osaka Tempozan Ferris Wheel

  • Osaka Tempozan Ferris Wheel

  • Osaka Tempozan Ferris Wheel Entrance

  • View from Tempozan Ferris Wheel Osaka

  • View from Tempozan Ferris Wheel Osaka

  • View From Tempozan Ferris Wheel Osaka With The Minato Ohashi Bridge

  • View from Tempozan Ferris Wheel Osaka

  • Cabin Of The Tempozan Ferris Wheel Osaka

  • View From The Tempozan Ferris Wheel With Kaiyukan Aquarium

  • Osaka Tempozan Ferris Wheel

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Facts & Figures

The Tempozan Ferris Wheel is with a height of 112.5 meter (diameter 100 meter) one of the largest in the world. Attached to the wheel are 60 air-conditioned passenger cars with a total capacity of 480 people (8 per cabin). 3 of the cabins are accessible by wheelchair and 4 of them have see-through floors. Best Ryokans in Osaka Explore Ryokans in Osaka >
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The announcements made within the cabin are in English and Japanese. The appr. 15 minutes ride gives you great views over Osaka, Osaka Bay, Universal Studios Japan, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Kansai International Airport, Mt. Rokko and Kobe. The illumination at night is really beautiful and makes this place a very popular dating spot. Interesting to know that the illumination of the wheel is also used as a weather forecast. The blue color stands for rain, green for a cloudy sky and orange for a sunny day.

  • Tempozan Ferris Wheel:
  • Opening Hours - 10:00 am to 10:00 pm (Ticket sales till 9:30 pm)
  • Admission Fee - 700 yen (from age 3), groups of more than 20 people can get an discount, people with disabilities get a discount of 350 yen

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History

Tempozan Ferris Wheel opened for the public in 1997. It was the tallest in the world from 1997 till 1999.

Location

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Tempozan Ferris Wheel is located within the Tempozan Harbor Village district at the Osaka Bay, Minato-ku (ward) in Osaka.
Address: 1-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato Ward, Osaka 552-0022, Japan

How to get to Tempozan Ferris Wheel?

  • 5min from Osakako Subway Station served by Chuo Subway Line

Sightseeing spots

nearby:

KAIYUKAN Aquarium - The KAIYUKAN Aquarium offers 15 tanks full with marine life from the Pacific Rim.

Tempozan Marketplace - It is a huge commercial complex with nearly 80 shops and restaurants. It contains also the first food theme park in Japan full with Kansai cuisine (okonomiyaki, takoyaki, kushikatsu). The place is called Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho. The entrance is for free and the whole interior design replicates the look and feel of a 1965 Osaka street scene.

Cruise Ship Santa Maria - Jump on board and enjoy a nice cruise around Osaka Bay or event better book a dinner cruise at night.

LEGOLAND - The LEGOLAND Discovery Center Osaka is the perfect family trip destination.

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

July

Tenjin Matsuri Festival (24th till 25th)
Osaka’s greatest traditional festival (over 1000 years old) and ranked as one of the top 3 festivals in Japan. Enjoy spectecular processions on land and in the water, great fireworks and a unique atmosphere created by the traditional costumes and music. My must-see recommendation for you.

September

Osaka World Performance Festival (mid Sep)
Great performances are displayed at the Tempozan Marketplace and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

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