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Tempozan Harbor Village Ferris Wheel

This iconic Ferris wheel rises to great heights above Osaka Harbor and offers stellar views of the city's industrial skyline.

The Tempozan Ferris Wheel is a must-visit for any Osaka explorer, offering jaw-dropping views of the city. Take a ride up one of the world's tallest Ferris rides before exploring the shopping village and aquarium below. 

The Tempozan Ferris Wheel was built in 1997 and has since become the recognizable centerpiece of the Tempozan Harbor Village. At a height of 369 feet (112.5 meters), it was once the world's tallest observation wheel. Hop into your covered gondola to begin the circular journey. A full rotation takes around 17 minutes, providing plenty of time to marvel at the views. 

Delight in a vivid panorama of Osaka Bay and the reflective, industrial buildings of the city. Spot planes cruising around the Kansai International Airport to the south or enjoy the postcard-pretty view of Akashi Kaikyo Bridge to the west. Farther afield to the east of the city, you’ll be able to see Mount Ikoma. The rugged peaks of the Rokko Mountains are to the northwest. 

Ride the Ferris wheel at night for a magical view of Osaka illuminated by street lights. The romantic atmosphere makes this a popular location for couples and first dates. 

This Ferris wheel provides a unique service for the city, with its lighting indicating the weather forecast for the next day. Orange lights signify a sunny forecast, green lights predict overcast weather and blue lights warn of rain.

Below the Ferris wheel, the Tempozan Harbor Village hums with tourist activity throughout the year. Shop for whacky souvenirs or let your children loose at the Kiddy Play Land. Snack foods, including skewers and pre-made okonomiyaki (savory pancake), can be bought at stalls throughout the village. 

Aside from the Ferris wheel, the village's most popular attraction is the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Marvel at the inhabitants in its tanks, touch sting rays, watch sea lions frolicking or get up-close with hopping penguins.

Find the Tempozan Ferris Wheel in Osaka's western districts. The Osakako subway station is just a few minutes’ walk away. The wheel operates daily and has an admission fee.


Guide to Exploring Tempozan Harbor Village Ferris Wheel


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