Tempozan Marketplace and Ferris Wheel

Tampozan Marketplace (天保山マーケットプレイス) and the Ferris wheel next to it make for a nice morning or afternoon.  Great if you need a rest from all the shrines and temples in Kyoto!  Walk around the area for a nice view of Osaka’s coast.

Budget travel tips

  • The Naniwa Food Theme Park is a little expensive, but is great to look around in if you want to see traditional Osaka food.

Things to do

Tempozan Ferris Wheel 

One of the tallest in the world.  Offers a great view over the city.

Opening time: 9:00 to 17:00

Cost: Adults 700 yen, Children are free

Naniwa Food Theme Park 

Showcasing famous Osaka foods, such as Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake/お好み焼き) and Takoyaki (Octopus balls/たこ焼き). Inside Tempozan Marketplace.

Opening time: 11:00 to 20:00

Cost: Free

How to get there

Take Exit 1 or 2 from Osakako station and you will see the Ferris wheel.  The food market is inside the complex next to it.

From Nanba station (Osaka), take the Sennichimae line (Osaka Subway) to Awaza station, then the Chuo line (Osaka Subway) to Osakako  station (23 mins, 270 yen).

From Umeda station (Osaka), take the Midosuji line (Osaka Subway) to Honmachi station, then the Chuo line (Osaka Subway) to Osakako  station (23 mins, 270 yen).


Hostels and Cheap Hotels

It’s best to stay in a more central location in Osaka, so check out our Osaka Accommodation Guide.

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Published by Matthew Baxter

Japan travel writer and onsen addict