The next step in my Kansai trip was a big wheel close to Osakako subway station. Opened in 1997, it’s 112.5 meters (369 ft) high and has a diameter of 100 meters (330 ft). It was the World’s tallest ferris wheel until 1999. The ride gives a great view for Osaka, including the bay, Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, Kansai International Airport, and, if the weather is nice, also Mt. Ikoma! It goes by the name Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel, right next to the bay area where Kaiyukan Marine Conservation lies.
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