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[Kansai] 5 Popular Ferris Wheels with Romantic Night Views

Ferris wheels are extremely popular to ride on during dates. They're especially great at night, when you can enjoy the lovely, romantic views with your date! Here are Ferris wheels in the Kansai region where you can enjoy romantic night views.

1. TEMPOZAN Giant Ferris Wheel

The 112.5m-high TEMPOZAN Giant Ferris Wheel is a popular spot located within the amusement complex Tempozan Harbor Village and next to one of the world's largest aquariums, KAIYUKAN. At night, the "Giant Ferris Wheel Light Art," which is created using LED lights, appears on the sides of the Ferris wheel. You can get a full view of Osaka City and Kansai International Airport from the Ferris wheel. There are English announcements in the gondolas as well!

[Duration of ride] Approx. 15 minutes
[Fare] 800 JPY / person

1. TEMPOZAN Giant Ferris Wheel

1-1-10 Kaigan Dori, Minato-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

2. Redhorse OSAKA WHEEL

With a height of 123m, Redhorse OSAKA WHEEL is the biggest Ferris wheel in Japan. It is famous as the symbol of EXPOCITY, one of Japan's largest multipurpose complexes. If you're going on a date here, take the luxurious VIP Gondola. There is a champagne or sparkling wine option as well, so you can enjoy a lovely time with that special someone while gazing at the views of Osaka at night.

[Duration of ride] Approx. 18 minutes
[Fare] Same-day ticket: 1,000 JPY (incl. tax) / person, VIP ticket: 8,000 JPY (incl. tax) / gondola

2. Redhorse OSAKA WHEEL

2-1 Senri-bampaku-koen, Suita-shi, Osaka

3. Kobe Harborland umie Mosaic Ferris Wheel

Mosaic Ferris Wheel is a glittering Ferris wheel lit up with approximately 120,000 LED lights. It's a great place from which to see the night view of Kobe Port, including the iconic Kobe Port Tower and Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel. If the timing is right, you may even see the shining Concierto cruise ship. It is in the perfect spot to revel in a night view unique to Kobe Port after enjoying shopping and sightseeing.

[Duration of ride] Approx. 10 minutes
[Fare] 800 JPY (incl. tax) / person

3. Kobe Harborland umie Mosaic Ferris Wheel

1-6-1 Higashi Kawasaki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo


HEP FIVE FERRIS WHEEL is a 106m-high bright, red Ferris wheel that is the landmark of the Umeda area of Osaka. You'll get a 360-degree panoramic view from the gondolas, which also have depictions of recommended viewing spots. You can enjoy a romantic date with a view of the neon lights and skyscrapers at night. There are also photo services so you can get your photo taken to remember your date!

[Duration of ride] Approx. 15 minutes
[Fare] 600 / person *500 JPY / per shot for photo services


HEP FIVE 7F, 5-15 Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

5. Don Quijote Dotonbori Branch Dotonbori Ferris Wheel Ebisu Tower

Don Quijote Dotonbori Branch Dotonbori Ferris Wheel Ebisu Tower is the world's first oval Ferris wheel. Not only do you have fantastic views of the commercial district of Dotonbori in Osaka from it, but you can also put on a VR headset to see views that are difficult to see or switch between day and night so you can enjoy the night view at any time. Why not go to Don Quijote to buy some souvenirs, then enjoy an exciting date on this unusual Ferris wheel?

[Duration of ride] Approx. 15 minutes
[Fare] Regular: 600 JPY / person, VR Gondola: 1,600 JPY / person

5. Don Quijote Dotonbori Branch Dotonbori Ferris Wheel Ebisu Tower

7-13 Soemon-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

These Ferris wheels in Kansai are popular for their romantic night views. After a day of shopping and sightseeing, why not enjoy an evening with that special someone and take in the views of skyscrapers and the port at night?

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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