Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka!
Where do you go if you would like to enjoy scenery from high place?
Mountain? Observatory? High buildings?
There are many choices for this, but how about riding Ferris Wheels?
As well as other big cities in the world, few Ferris wheels are established in Osaka.
I would like to introduce 4 Rerris wheels in Osaka!
Local tells 4 Ferris wheels in Osaka!Enjoy amazing view of the city!
1.Redhorse Osaka Wheel /EXPOCITYEXPOCITY is newly built multi-complex shopping center, which combines amusement park and shopping mall.
“Redhorse Osaka Wheel” has also being a part of this park. This is the biggest Ferris Wheel in Japan and it has three big features.
First surprising fact is that except the seats, all parts of the cars are made with see-through glasses.
All scenery can be seen through the floor, side and top of every cars.
It may be so scary if you have fear of heights, therefore, you need to make up your mind before riding this wheels.
Actually,I’ve been to EXPOCITY many times,but I couldn’t try the Ferris Wheel cause I’m scared of the height and the cars with see-through glasses:)
The second thing is that all cars are air-conditioned.
You don’t need to mind of heat and coldness when you join this.
Also, two VIP cars with special equipment inside are there.
If you want to have special time, then you better try these one.
This is opened from 10 am to 11 pm. You better go here if you would like to try 120 meters height!
2.Tempozan Ferris Wheel/天保山大観覧車Tempozan Ferris Wheel is located just next to Osaka port, therefore, you can enjoy view of ocean with this facility.
As it goes up to 100 meters high, Akashita Kaikyo Bridge,Kansai International Airport and Universal Studios Japan are able to be seen from it, if it is sunny day.
This is the second biggest Ferris wheel in Osaka and they also have see-through cars as “Redhorse Osaka Wheel”.
But they are limited to four, so you better wait if you really want to join those cars.
Opening hours are from 10 am to 10 pm, so you can come here after enjoying visiting KAIYUKAN, which is located next door.
They also have big mall with food courts and restaurants, too so your eye and stomach will be satisfied at this place.
Next,let’s go to the Ferris Wheel in Umeda!
3.HEP FIVE FERRIS WHEEL/HEP FIVE観覧車Different from other wheels, next one is located on the top of the building.
It is said as a land mark of Umeda, Osaka with its location and totally red colored body.
You can go there easily by walking from Osaka station and going up the shopping mall HEP FIVE.
HEP FIVE is a fashion mall targeting young generation.
Because of this concept, this Ferris wheel have been famous for young couples as a dating spot.
Of course, not only young people but adults can also enjoy here by its special scenery.
Because this is located in the central of Osaka, once you get on the car, you will be surrounded by shining and fascinating view especially at night time.
Everybody can enjoy and have romantic time here.
It is opened from 11 am to 10:45 pm and you can choose your time depending what kind of scenery you would like to see.
What makes people more excited is that people can listen to their favorite music by putting their smart phone or Walkman to music player inside the car.
Atmosphere inside can be made by your selection. Come here to have romantic time!
4.Sky Walker Ferris Wheel in the Hirakata Park/枚方パーク・スカイウォーカーLast one is in the amusement park, “Hirakata Park”.
It is famous park for keep providing unique and original services to customer.
Those services are like showing comedy culture in Osaka with making many jokes.
Recently, their advertisements with full jokes have become popular.
“Sky Walker Ferris Wheel”, rainbow colored facility in this park had also became the target for making unique service in the past.
Normally people want to ride this facility because they want to enjoy the view from it.
But this time, surprisingly, they made few black cars which shuts down every scenery.
Once you get on it, you need to stay in the darkness and wait for your car coming down to the land.
You will surely feel strange and wondering time with this.
People gathered and lined up to join this weird service and had fun being apart from real world at that time.
Unfortunately, this service has been over already and you cannot experience it now.
But as this amusement park keep challenging, you may experience fun and unique time in near future.
In usual time, you can see the park wholly with mountains in the back.
You can also see Abeno Harukas if it is sunny day.
They also have cherry blossoms trees there, so you may enjoy them especially on spring.
Opening hours may change depending on the day,so it’s better check before visiting!
4 Ferris wheels in Osaka
- Redhorse Osaka Wheel・・・The biggest Ferris Wheel in Japan.
- Tempozan Ferris Wheel・・・You can enjoy ocean view.
- HEP FIVE FERRIS WHEEL・・・You will be surrounded by shining and fascinating view especially at night time.
- Sky Walker Ferris Wheel in the Hirakata Park・・・You can see the park wholly with mountains in the back.
I hope you enjoy the great view of the city from Ferris Wheel!
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