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Hep Five Ferris Wheel

5-15 Kakudacho, Kita-ku | Hep Five Mall, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
+81 6-6313-0501
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Ranked #28 of 216 Attractions in Osaka
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Having ridden different ferris wheels at different locations, including the Tempozan ferris wheel, this one was very unique and fun, even though this one's smaller. Located on top of a building, surrounded by more buildings, lighted in bright red, it was quite exciting rolling along the office buildings. I could even see inside of the some of offices working late.... More

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a very slow moving ferris wheel with wonderful views of the city. At 500yen per person, it's quite reasonable. And you can plug your phone/iPod in to listen to your own music in the gondolas. Nice.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We didn't need to pay extra for the ride as it's included in the Osaka Amazing Pass, which costs 3000 yen for 2 days and grants you free access to many scenic spots in the city. The capsules are air-conditioned and equipped with speakers, allowing you to plug in your music player. When the capsule rotates upwards, you can enjoy... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The Ferris wheel only cost $5 per person which is pretty good value for the amazing view you get. Best of all is that each carriage has a stereo for you to plug your phone into and listen to music as you go around.

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Singapore, Singapore
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54 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you are shopping around the Umeda area, pop by at Hep Five Shopping Centre and the ferris wheel is situated right on top of the 7th floor of the shopping centre. The ticket is ¥500 per pax, but child below 5, pays a lower price. There is a photo area just before entering the ferris wheel and the staff... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I thought at first Hep Five Ferris wheel is just a ride. Upon reaching the place, I was suprised it was situated on the 7thfloor of the Hepfive shopping centre. We where greeted 2 nice hepfive Japanese ladies to try the ride on the ferris wheel. On the 7thfloor you'll need to buy a ticket for ¥500 per pax and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

As Osaka is not known for temples and shrines then you will probably visit places like this. Good fun and I liked playing music from my mobile via the speakers in the gondola. Decent views of city area. Opens at 11am though. 500 yen.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I much preferred this wheel to the Giant Wheel, the view was way better from the Hep Five and there was an MP3 hook up in the cart so I could blast my tunes. It was nice to relax after an afternoon of shopping. Totally worth going to if you're looking for a relaxing way to get a view of... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Perhaps the views would be better at night time but during the day it really was nothing special. We went there on a week day and there was no queue whatsoever. Only go if you are tired from shopping at the Hep Five mall and wanted to relax, or if you have never been on a ferris wheel before. Lol

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Went up after few hours of touring around Osaka main station. Tickets are easily purchased just outside the entrance, which cost only 500 yen per person. The trip took only 15 minutes and we can even play music through the music player provided. Definitely a good time to relax and enjoy the view at a affordable price.

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