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HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel

Iconic Red Giant of Osaka offering panoramic views since 1997

Photo of HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel, Japan (Osaka_2 by hans-johnson)

The HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel, an emblem of Osaka, provides expansive views of the cityscape from 106 meters high. Located on top of the HEP Five shopping complex, this red Ferris wheel has become a notable destination for tourists and a cherished landmark for locals. The wheel, with a diameter of 75 meters and 52 gondolas that can each accommodate four passengers, offers a unique perspective on landmarks such as Osaka Castle and the Umeda Sky Building.

About HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel

Since its installation in 1997, the HEP Five Ferris Wheel has become an integral part of the Umeda district, known for its commercial vibrancy. Its distinctive red color makes it a prominent feature of the city’s landscape, visible from a distance. Despite a whimsical superstition regarding rides with significant others, the wheel maintains its popularity among couples and families.

HEP, short for Hankyu Entertainment Park, signifies the wheel’s connection to the larger entertainment complex favored by a younger crowd. The complex includes over 100 shops focused on contemporary fashion and trends, and attracts approximately 17 million visitors annually, reinforcing its role as a central attraction and a hub for shopping and leisure in Osaka.

The Ferris wheel enriches the HEP Five experience, offering air-conditioned and heated gondolas for comfort in any season, and an option for a commemorative photo. At night, the illuminated wheel becomes a beacon, adding to the allure of the city after dark.

Timing a visit to the HEP Five Ferris Wheel for sunset or evening is recommended for an impressive display of the transitioning city. While the Ferris wheel alone is a draw, the fashion boutiques, eateries, and amusement facilities within the complex offer a blend of leisure and exploration that embodies the lively essence of Osaka.

Getting There the easiest way to reach HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel

HK 01

Hankyu Osaka-umeda
 Hankyu Kobe Main Line + 3 more

 about 5 minute walk (400m)
M 16

 Midosuji Line

 5-10 minute walk (500m)
T 19

 Tanimachi Line

 5-10 minute walk (600m)

Around HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel

HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel in Osaka

open 11am - 10:45pm
closed Irregularly


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