Tempozan Ferris Wheel in Chuo Ward Area

Tempozan Ferris Wheel - Osaka, Japan

The Tempozan Ferris Wheel is a giant Ferris wheel located in the Chuo Ward area of Osaka, Japan. It is one of the largest Ferris wheels in the world, standing at a height of 112.5 meters (369 feet). The Ferris wheel has 60 transparent gondolas that can hold up to 8 passengers each. The ride takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, offering breathtaking views of Osaka Bay and the surrounding area.


The Tempozan Ferris Wheel was opened in 1997 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Osaka. It was designed by the Dutch company Vekoma, and was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world at the time of its opening. It held this title until 1999, when it was surpassed by the London Eye.

Fun Facts

  • The Tempozan Ferris Wheel has been featured in several movies and TV shows, including the Japanese drama series "Long Vacation" and the Hollywood film "Her."
  • The Ferris wheel has a diameter of 100 meters (328 feet) and weighs approximately 900 tons.
  • On a clear day, riders can see as far as Mount Rokko and Awaji Island.
  • The Ferris wheel is illuminated at night, creating a beautiful and colorful display.
Approximate latitude and longitude: 34.6544° N, 135.4321° E