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Tempozan Ferris Wheel, Osaka
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More than an average carnival ride, Tempozan Ferris Wheel offers unparalleled views of Osaka Bay and beyond. The short ride allows you to see Mount Ikoma in the east and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in the west. Located next to the world-famous Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, this attraction was built in 1997 and stands at 112.5 m (369 ft) high. As a unique feature, the Ferris wheel features colorful lights that indicate the weather forecast, such as blue for rain, orange for sun, and green for clouds. For Tempozan Ferris Wheel and beyond, use our Osaka itinerary builder to get the most from your Osaka vacation.
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  • It's fun, the view is pretty, it's not very expensive (esp. if you buy a joint ticket with the aquarium), and there was no queue (for the regular capsules - there was one for the clear-floored ones) w...  more »
  • Got there just when it was getting dark, so we could still see the view but with lights! It was great fun, especially with a young child. Well worth a visit! 
  • You can watch of Awaji island in the distance, on the other side want USJ. Kaiyukan Aquarium and Bay Cruise ship port at the feet, so is useful to tourism in the set. During the day, of course, enjoy the night view of Osaka at night, great location to update in a couple.
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  • It's much better and at least 3 times bigger and more impressive than HEP 5! We went on 2-day osaka amazing pass, worth the time spent there. Aquarium is there (extra cost) and the boat cruise. There's a sukiya near the train station (equivalent of yoshinoya) and it's really good for lunch!
  • U can see osaka bay and it's surrounding on the top of the ferris.. and with osaka amazing pass.. it's free
  • Tempozan Ferris Wheel is located in Osaka, Japan, at Tempozan Harbor Village, next to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, one of the largest aquariums in the world. The wheel has a height of 112.5 metres (369 ft) and diameter of 100 metres (330 ft).[1] Tempozan Ferris Wheel opened to the public on July 12, 1997.[2] During the 17-minute ride (¥700), it offers a view of Osaka Bay and surrounding areas, such as Mount Ikoma to the east, Akashi Kaikyō Bridge to the west, Kansai International Airport to the south, and Rokko Mountains to the north. The wheel has colored lights that provide a weather forecast for the next day. Orange lights indicate a sunny day, green lights a cloudy day and blue lights indicate rain. The Daikanransha Ferris wheel at Palette Town in Odaiba, Tokyo, which opened in 1999, has the same diameter as Tempozan, but 2.5 meters more in total height. Sky Dream Fukuoka opened in 2002 and has a diameter of 112 meters and a total height of 120 meters, but ceased operating in September 2009. Diamond and Flower Ferris Wheel of Kasai Rinkai Park, east of Tokyo, opened in 2001, and has an 111 meters diameter and 117 meter height.
  • What a great attraction! A must see of visiting Osaka (but definitely go after sundown). We got the Osaka amazing pass, so entry was included with the pass. But otherwise it's only 800yen. Sugoi!
  • For ¥800 per person you get about a 17 minute ride full circle. The views are amazing! I went with four friends; we bought beer at the 7/11 right down the road and went right at sunset time. Strictly speaking you aren't supposed to bring food... but the drink was nice with the ride. There is a line for the glass bottom capsule, but it is absolutely not worth waiting that long as the normal capsules are mostly windows anyway.