The bright red Ferris Wheel, atop the Hep Five department store, is a local landmark. From the top — at 106 meters (348 ft) — there are views over the city and the harbor. On a clear day, you can see all the way to the Akashi Strait, which connects Osaka Bay with the Seto Inland Sea.
Hep Five Ferris Wheel details
Each cabin seats up to 4 and is fully enclosed, complete with air conditioning. The full ride takes 75 minutes. Last boarding is at 10:45 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online or on site. Children under 6 can ride for free.
If you’re keen to shop as well, your ticket can get you some discounts at select stores in Hep Five. Hep Five, as well as Hep Navio, are department stores for trendy young shoppers in Osaka’s Umeda district.
Head to the 7th floor for the Ferris Wheel.
Getting to Hep Five
Hep Five is closest to Hankyu Umeda Station, but you can also get there from JR Osaka Station, as well as from Umeda and Higashi-Umeda stations on the Osaka Metro.
- 337 m from Higashi-Umeda Station Tanimachi Line (T20)
- 462 m from Umeda Station Midōsuji Line (M16)Hankyu Kyoto Main Line (HK1)
- 0.5 km from Ōsaka Station Osaka Loop Line (O11)JR Kyoto Line (A47)JR Kobe Line (A47)