Sightseeing in Osaka

Scaring see-through view on your feet from Gondola! The superb highest view spot (123m) in Japan! The highlights of "OSAKA WHEEL", a brand new Ferris wheel in EXPOCITY!

"EXPOCITY", the brand new huge commercial complex in Suita city, Osaka, born on July 1st, 2016.

A shopping mall "LaLaport EXPOCITY", cinema theaters "109 cinemas" a new sensation aquarium "NIFREL" which is the most recommended attraction produced by Kaiyukan, and the highest Ferris wheel in Japan "OSAKA WHEEL" are several popular examples of the facilities in "EXPOCITY".

Among them, this edition features the highest Ferris wheel of 123 m in Japan with exciting entertainment such as see through in all directions gondola, EXPOCITY Ferris Wheel "OSAKA WHEEL".

The highest in Japan and see-through gondola Ferris wheel has become very popular since its opening.
In addition "OSAKA WHEEL" is equipped with the latest technology such as seismically isolated structure, and the tablets equipped inside gondola and air-conditioned.

Please check out the highlights of the hot place EXPOCITY Ferris Wheel "OSAKA WHEEL".

Table of contents for this article

1, Basic and useful information of EXPOCITY Ferris Wheel "OSAKA WHEEL"
2, Highest in Japan! Highlights of EXPOCITY Ferris Wheel "OSAKA WHEEL"!
3, How to buy ticket and make reservation for EXPOCITY Ferris Wheel "OSAKA WHEEL"
4, Reviews of EXPOCITY Ferris Wheel "OSAKA WHEEL"
5, Comments from EnjoyJapan! Editorial dept.
6, Access information to EXPOCITY
7, Recommended information around EXPOCITY

1, Basic and useful information of EXPOCITY Ferris Wheel "OSAKA WHEEL"

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Basic information

Name: EXPOCITY Ferris Wheel "Redhorse OSAKA WHEEL"
Name in English: Redhorse OSAKA WHEEL
Prefecture: Osaka
Area: Other areas in Osaka (Suita)
Postal code: 565-0826
Address: 2-1 Senri Banpakukoen, Suita city, Osaka
Tel: 06-6170-3246 ※Reception 10:00-18:00
Hours: 10:00~23:00 ※The last reception 22:40
Closed days:

・Closed day of EXPOCITY
・Closed several days in a year for maintenance


・General ticket

1,000 yen/1 person

・Fast 10 ticket

1,500 yen/ person

※What is fast 10 ticket?

You can reserve the date and the time of your ride to the Ferris wheel at the time of "Fast 10" ticket purchase.
If you purchase the "Fast 10" ticket, you don't have to wait in line for the Ferris wheel on the day.

・VIP ticket

8,000 yen/1 gondola

※What is VIP ticket?

You can ride on "special specification gondola" that are only two of the all OSAKA WHEEL gondolas.

Parking: Yes

※ 200 yen/Every 30 minutes (there are various discount services)
For the congestion information of the parking, please check here.

Official site:http://osaka-wheel.com/

Useful information

Less than 10 minutes walk from the nearest station: Yes
Credit card: Yes
Purpose: Friends/Date/Family/Alone
Foreign language speaking staff: Unknown
Free Wi-Fi: No
Average stay time: Approx. 30 minutes
Other useful information:

・You can bring baby stroller in the gondola.
・No pet accepted.
・The Ferris Wheel takes approx.20 minutes.
・It is very crowded on weekends and the long holidays. Advanced reservation for the ticket is recommended.

2, Highest in Japan! Highlights of EXPOCITY Ferris Wheel "OSAKA WHEEL"!

Now let's take a look at the highlights of the 123 meters high, the highest EXPOCITY Ferris Wheel "OSAKA WHEEL".

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First of all, let's look up the 123 meters high, the highest Ferris Wheel in Japan "OSAKA WHEEL" at EXPOCITY from the bottom.
Can you believe the wheel is seismically isolated structure?

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The gondola of EXPOCITY Ferris Wheel "OSAKA WHEEL".
As expected, all the gondola except the chair is see-through.
See-through on the feet is especially exciting.

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Inside gondola, the latest technology is equipped.
There are tablet monitors and drink holders.
And no worry in Summer and Winter!. The gondola is air-conditioned, and you can stay here comfortably.

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A pride of EXPOCITY Ferris Wheel "OSAKA WHEEL, see-through at feet!
You can see all the down like this from the gondola. :)

It is scary even with the photo, isn't it? :)

But this thrill is nice!

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When you come to the top of OSAKA WHEEL gondola, enjoy the 360 degrees panoramic view.

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You can see the "Taiyo no To" (tower of the Sun) in the Banpaku park next to EXPOCITY.

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It is beautifully illuminated at night.
After riding OSAKA WHEEL, you can also enjoy watching the wheel from outside.


This is the view of illuminated "OSAKA WHEEL" from a gondola.

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The see-through Ferris wheel in the night is atmospheric.
It is less scary than day time. :)

It is rather romantic in the night, the scenery from the Ferris wheel is stunning. Please check it out!

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The night view from EXPOCITY Ferris Wheel "OSAKA WHEEL".

Panoramic night view from 123 meters high, the highest in Japan.
It is really beautiful.

Extra edition! How the highest in Japan EXPOCITY Ferris Wheel "OSAKA WHEEL" was constructed!

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This is the photo when EXPOCITY Ferris Wheel "OSAKA WHEEL" was under construction.

Some of you may have thought how such a high Ferris wheel was constructed.

And the photo shows the answer, how "OSAKA WHEEL" was made with giant crane assembling each framework and gondola one by one.

It's amazing, isn't it?

3, How to buy ticket and make reservation for EXPOCITY Ferris Wheel "OSAKA WHEEL"

The Ferris wheel is the most popular attraction in EXPOCITY, and it is crowded on weekends.
It means that you have to wait in line. You can buy the ticket on the spot after waiting in line, but I would recommend advance purchase of the ticket.

The current congestion situation of EXPOCITY Ferris Wheel "OSAKA WHEEL"

You can check the current waiting time for "OSAKA WHEEL" from the following information page.

For waiting time for "OSAKA WHEEL" please click here.

How to buy the ticket and make reservation for EXPOCITY Ferris Wheel "OSAKA WHEEL"

Please see how to buy door ticket for "OSAKA WHEEL" or make advance reservation as follows.

●Tickets variety

・Door ticket

1,000 yen /1 person

・Fast 10 ticket

1,500 yen / person

・VIP ticket

8,000 yen /1 gondola

●How to buy the ticket

There are two ways to buy "OSAKA WHEEL" ticket.

1, Buy door ticket at the ticket counter on the spot, or buy "door ticket" on internet.
2, Buy "Fast 10" or "VIP ticket" on internet.

【How to reserve and buy ticket on internet】

1,For "door ticket" purchase on internet, please visit here.

2,To buy advance "Fast 10" or "VIP" ticket on internet, please visit here.

4, Reviews of EXPOCITY Ferris Wheel "OSAKA WHEEL"

The highest Ferris wheel in Japan, "OSAKA WHEEL" in EXPOCITY!
It is one of the most popular attractions in EXPOCITY together with Aquarium "Nifrel" produced by Kaiyukan. Let's see the reviews of previous visitors to the Ferris wheel.

Translate : 123 meters height, the highest Ferris wheel in Japan
See -through at feet
was scary

Translate : Very exciting, Osaka Wheel wwww
Power of see-through!!!

Translate : The hot Osaka Wheel incredibly high

Translate : The scenery from the highest Ferris wheel in Japan
All walls are glass and the floor is see-through too. 360℃ view is superb

Translate : Could see the bottom, the Ferris wheel was scary and sweat in hands
Never try again!!! .

Those who experienced "OSAKA WHEEL"enjoyed and were excited with the 360 degrees panoramic view and all see-through (except for the chair) experience, which is the characteristic of the wheel.

While most of them say "it was fun!", there are some people, acrophobia who do not want to try again.

"OSAKA WHEEL" is a must attraction if you like amusement park and riding machines, as it is the highest Ferris wheel in Japan!

5, Comments from EnjoyJapan! Editorial dept.

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A new hotspot in Osaka, "EXPOCITY".
The most popular attraction in EXPOCITY is the Ferris wheel, "OSAKA WHEEL".

If you look up it from the bottom, it is overwhelmingly tall!
The view from the wheel is superb.

The famous gondola which is see-through, is really thrilling!
If you are acrophobia, you may better not to try it especially in day time when everything can be seen from the wheel.

In Osakathere are many Ferris wheels such as "Big Ferris wheel in Tempozan", "HEPFIVE Ferris wheel located on top of a building in the city","Big Ferris wheel Rinkunohoshi, in Rinku town". Among them the "OSAKA WHEEL" in EXPOCITY which we featured this time is the newest, so please try it.

6, Access information to EXPOCITY

Postal code: 565-0826
Address: 2-1 Senri Banpakukoen, Suita city, Osaka
Tel: 06-6170-3246 ※Reception 10:00-18:00
Hours: 10:00~23:00 ※The last reception 22:40

(by Trains)
・Take Osaka Monorail and get off at "Banpaku Kinen Koen" station, walk approx.2 minutes.

For detail access information by train, please visit here.

(by ar)
・Take Meishin Kosoku highway and get off at "Suita IC" and take Chuo-kanjo circle way.
・Take Kinki highway and get off at "Suita IC" and take Chuo-kanjo circle way.
・Take Chugoku highway and get off at "Chugoku Suita IC" and take Chuo-kanjo circle way.

For detail access information by car, please see here.

7, Recommended information around EXPOCITY

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