Tempozan Ferris Wheel, Osaka

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#10 of 1,030 in Things to do in Osaka
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 trip maker tool to get the most from your Osaka vacation.
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  • Only 5 to 10 minutes (depend on your speed) from Osakako station. The entrance fee is free when I show my Osaka Amazing Pass. Another tourist attraction that you can enjoy for free using OAP is Santa ...  more »
  • It is just near to Osaka Kayukan aquarium. There is package deal of Kayukan aquarium and Ferris wheel such as 3000 yen. We take it around 2:30 PM with normal one without waiting after Kayukan tour. We...  more »
  • Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and I like him I think this is just near the photo seemed more dumb ... Just a Ferris wheel
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  • Great way to end a night in Osaka. I think it's better at night because you can see the city lights. The lights on the ferris wheel also has decorative patterns at night. There are transparent and coloured cars. They're both for the same cost (800 yen I believe) but there are fewer transparent cars so there might be a queue for it.
  • If you go to the aquarium, buy the combo ticket to save 100yen off the ferris wheel. It took us about 20 minutes to go all the way around, but the views at sunset were awesome. When you get in line, you can choose a regular gondola or a transparent one with a see through floor. I'd recommend the transparent one even though it's a longer wait.
  • Awesome view of Osaka on a sunny, clear day. Buy combined pass with aquarium to save some moola. For those that want to brave the ride, the glass floored cart is available though most times, there's a bit of wait for the cart. Otherwise, enjoy the ride and the view from the standard cart. Don't shake the cart too much, it can get a bit wobbly!
  • I ended my day 3 here. It was nice, quiet and relaxing. For those that's afraid of heights, I wouldn't recommend the clear glass booth. I can't give it a 5 star cos of the long wait for the clear glass booth cos they only have a limited amount.
  • Peaceful ride with a nice skyline view of Osaka although it might not be the case if the weather is foggy... We came here using Osaka Amazing Pass which is free and this allowed us to skip the queue which is very reliable... For a more adventurous ride, you might as well try the all glass cabin
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