Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel Overview

Ride aboard the Tempozan Ferris Wheel and set out on a journey above the busy streets of Osaka. Constructed in 1997, this recognisable landmark towers over Tempozan Harbour Village. Take a seat in your covered gondola and get ready for an amazing flight through the skies. Admire the expansive views of the city as you rise to a height of 369 feet.

By day, jets circle Kansai International Airport as Osaka Bay shimmers in the light. See the majestic Akashi Kaikyo Bridge to the west and Mount Ikoma's far-off outline to the east. As the sun goes down, Osaka becomes a dazzling meadow of lights, perfect for a rooftop meeting. Experience breathtaking views from Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel on your Japan packages, adding a touch of adventure to your journey.

As a weather oracle, the Ferris wheel's multicoloured lights predict the day's weather, in addition to providing breathtaking views. Below, Tempozan Harbour Village teems with activity and provides you an abundance of dining and retail options. The fascinating trip promises an unforgettable voyage through the heart of Osaka and is easily accessible from the Osakako subway stop.


• Ride the Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel, an amazing feat of engineering that stands 112.5 metres tall and enter a magical realm overlooking Osaka's skyline. 
• Ascend to 369 feet in your covered gondola for a mesmerising journey through the skies, on what was once the world's tallest observation wheel.
• Marvel at Osaka Bay, Kansai International Airport, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Mount Ikoma, and Rokko Mountains from above.
• Experience the romantic ambiance as Osaka glows under the night sky, making it a favourite spot for couples and first dates.
• Witness the Weather Oracle where the Unique lighting system forecasts the next day's weather with orange indicating sunny, green for overcast, and blue for rain.

How To Reach

Tempozan Ferris Wheel is located at 1 Chome-1-10 Kaigandori, Minato Ward, Osaka, 552-0022, Japan, and these are some ways to reach it.

1. By Train: The most efficient way to reach Tempozan Ferris Wheel is via the Osakako subway station, just a few minutes’ walk away. From the city centre, you can board the subway bound for Osakako on the Chuo Line. The journey will take you around 20 minutes.

2. By Bus: Alternatively, you can utilise Osaka's extensive bus network. Look for municipal bus number #88 from either Namba or Osaka station and drop off at the Tempozan Stop. From this stop the Tempozan Ferris Wheel within the Tempozan Harbour Village can be reached within 5-10 minutes.

3. By Ferry: Take the Osaka city Nanko Port Line Ferry, leaving from Sakurajima Port, to the Tempozan Pier. In about three to ten minutes on foot, you can get to the Tempozan Harbour Village Ferris Wheel.

4. By Car/taxi: If driving, Tempozan Ferris Wheel is approximately 10 kilometres from the city centre. Take routes towards Tempozan Harbor Village, and it will take you around 30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Since various taxi services are available in Osaka, you can always book one. Inform the driver of your destination at Tempozan Harbor Village, and they'll take you directly to the Ferris Wheel.

Best Time To Visit

Any time of the year is a great time to visit Tempozan Ferris Wheel in Osaka, offering visitors spectacular views of Osaka Bay and its surroundings.

1) Best Season: The best time to visit Tempozan Ferris Wheel is during the spring (March to May) or autumn months (September to November). During these seasons, the weather is generally mild and pleasant, with comfortable temperatures for outdoor activities. You can enjoy the stunning views without the discomfort of extreme heat or cold, making your ride on the Ferris Wheel even more enjoyable.

2) Best Day of the Week: Avoid weekends if possible, as they tend to be more crowded, leading to longer wait times to enter the capsules for a ride. Instead, opt for a weekday visit when the crowds are thinner, allowing you to spend less time queuing.

3) Best Time of the Day: For a less crowded experience, consider visiting early in the morning around 10 AM. This allows you to beat the rush and enjoy the Ferris Wheel with shorter wait times. Alternatively, if you're looking for a unique experience, visit around 9 PM to enjoy the night vistas from the capsules. The illuminated cityscape and twinkling lights of Osaka Bay create a magical ambiance that's worth experiencing.

Other Essential Information

Visitor Tips:

1. To prevent long lineups, try to purchase your tickets in advance, especially during the busiest travel seasons.

2. Come early to ensure you have enough time to enjoy Tempozan Harbor Village's other attractions, including the Ferris Wheel. 

3. Don't forget to bring a camera or phone to capture the breathtaking views from the top of the Ferris Wheel.

4. Do take in the breathtaking views of Osaka Bay and the surroundings.

5. Do heed the staff's safety warnings and guidelines, particularly when boarding and stepping out from the passenger capsules.

6. As there isn't much room for storage in the passenger capsules, avoid bringing bulky bags or luggage.

7. Stay off the Ferris Wheel; you can't bring food or drinks on it.

8. Avoid any activity that can be hazardous or disruptive, such as rocking the passenger capsule.

9. Avoid visiting the Ferris Wheel if you have a fear of heights or are prone to motion sickness. 

10. Do not hang out of the passenger capsule or attempt to escape the capsule while the Ferris Wheel is in motion.

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