5 Enormous Japanese Ferris Wheels You Ought to Visit

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  • When it comes to traveling, sightseeing is the best way to relax and enjoy the scenery of each place. And when it comes to sightseeing, riding on a Ferris wheel is the best way to observe any city or area. Read on to find more about the 5 enormous Ferris wheels you must ride on in Japan!

    5. Space Eye

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    Space Eye is located in the “Space World” amusement park in Fukuoka prefecture, Kyushu. It is 100 meters high and 80 meters in diameter wheel with 48 gondolas in total. Space Eye is painted in red and yellow representing the sun. Space World amusement park has been opened since 1990 and it was designed with space and galaxy in mind. There is also a space museum which exhibits space shuttles and other NASA equipment. Moreover, there is also Space dome, where people experience space travel!

    4. Tempozan Ferris Wheel

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    The Tempozan Ferris Wheel is located in Tempozan Harbor Village, next to Osaka Aquarium. It is 112.5 meters high and 100 meters in diameter. It takes approximately 17 minutes to complete one round, and offers magnificent scenery when you are at the top of the Ferris wheel. The scenery includes Universal Studio of Japan, “Akashi Kaikyo”(the longest rope bridge in the world which connects Honshu Island and Shikoku Island), Kansai International Airport, and the Rokko mountain in Kobe. However, what makes it special is the light bulbs on the wheel, which are being used for indicating tomorrow’s weather forecast. For example, the orange light indicates that the weather will be sunny, the green light stands for “cloudy,” and the blue light stands for “rainy.”

    3. Cosmo Clock 21

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    Cosmo Clock Ferris Wheel was built in 1989 for the Yokohama Exposition in Minato Mirai Area, Yokohama. It was 107.5 meters tall at that time, but later in 1999 it was rebuilt and became 112.5 meters tall, with 100-meter diameter. It has 60 gondolas with each of them fitting up to 8 people. It takes 15 minutes to complete one round. Every hour(or 4 rounds), the Ferris wheel gets lit up with firework-like patterns.

    2. Palette Town Ferris (Daikanransha)

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    This Palette Town Ferris is a symbol of Odaiba island, Tokyo. 115 meters high and having 100-meter diameter, it takes approximately 16 minutes to complete one round. It opened in 1999 so people could enjoy the beauty of the Rainbow Bridge that connects Tokyo and Odaiba island. Moreover, you can see both Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Sky Tree from the top of the Palette Town Ferris Wheel, and you have an overall 360 degree view of Tokyo City. At night, the Ferris wheel lights up with more than 120,000 light bulbs, which can form more than 100 patterns.

    1. Diamond and Flower Ferris Wheel

    At present, Diamond and Flower Ferris Wheel is the highest Ferris wheel in Japan with the 117-meter height. It has 68 gondolas and takes about 17 minutes to complete one round. This Ferris wheel locates inKasai Rinkai Park, the biggest public park in Tokyo. In a sunny day, you can see the scenery from the very far places, such as mount Fuji, Odaiba island, Tokyo Disneyland, from the top of the Diamond and Flower Ferris Wheel. Inside the park, there is also another tourist attraction, Tokyo Sea Life Park.

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