Tempozan Ferris Wheel

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Tempozan Ferris Wheel at Tempozan Harbor Village, Osaka, Japan

Tempozan Ferris Wheel is located in Osaka, Japan, at Tempozan Harbor Village, next to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, one of the largest aquariums in the world. The wheel has a height of 112.5 metres (369 ft) and diameter of 100 metres (330 ft).[1]

Tempozan Ferris Wheel opened to the public on July 12, 1997.[2] During the 17-minute ride (¥700), it offers a view of Osaka Bay and surrounding areas, such as Mount Ikoma to the east, Akashi Kaikyō Bridge to the west, Kansai International Airport to the south, and Rokko Mountains to the north.

The wheel has colored lights that provide a weather forecast for the next day. Orange lights indicate a sunny day, green lights a cloudy day and blue lights indicate rain.

The Daikanransha Ferris wheel at Palette Town in Odaiba, Tokyo, which opened in 1999, has the same diameter as Tempozan, but 2.5 meters more in total height. Sky Dream Fukuoka opened in 2002 and has a diameter of 112 meters and a total height of 120 meters, but ceased operating in September 2009. Diamond and Flower Ferris Wheel of Kasai Rinkai Park, east of Tokyo, opened in 2001, and has an 111 meters diameter and 117 meter height.

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Preceded by
Cosmo Clock 21
World's tallest Ferris wheel
1997-1999
Succeeded by
Daikanransha

Coordinates: 34°39′22″N 135°25′52″E / 34.6561657°N 135.431031°E / 34.6561657; 135.431031