Attraction 1 Chome-1-3-10 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo 135-0064, Japan Published on: 05-04-2016
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Why Odaiba Ferries Wheel is special ?
Dikanransha, literally meaning “big wheel”, is a colorful, 115-meter tall Ferris wheel located in Odaiba. Adjacent to Venus Fort, an outlet mall styled like Venetian side streets, and Toyota Mega Web, a showroom for new Toyota models, Daikanransha gives great views of Tokyo Bay, Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree and the iron jungle of the metropolitan bay front. The 16-minute ride costs ¥900 and you choose between a color cabin or one of only a few clear-bottom cabins. It’s open from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and closes an hour later on Fridays and Saturdays, so you’re able to see the magnificent lights of the city at night.
What to explore at Odaiba Ferries Wheel?
The Ferris Wheel inside the grounds of Palette Town has a diameter of 100 meters (328ft) and stands 115 meters (377ft) tall, making it the largest Ferris Wheel in Japan! From its heights you can gaze off onto the Rainbow Bridge, the Tokyo Tower, and all the way to the skyscraper district of Shinjuku. At night the Ferris Wheel is illuminated in 16 different patterns with 120 different kinds of lights, making it a delightful sight in and of itself. The ride lasts approximately 16 minutes, allowing you a brief reprise from the hustle and bustle of the crowd and to enjoy Tokyo in private.
- A great way to look around Odaiba
- Colourful at night!
- Great views of Odaiba
- Good night view
- Ferris Wheel Go Round and Round
1 Chome-1-3-10 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo 135-0064, Japan
Tips for you
My son and I LOVED LOVED LOVED our ferris wheel ride and the views over all of Tokyo! We had spent a good amount of time in Mega Web and it was dark and we were tired but we thought...hey! Let's go for it and we are glad we did. It was holiday time and they had a fun 'post card' thing you could pose for which is on our family bulletin board. Also they had cut outs you could put your head through and take a photo. We were lucky and got on a car with a 'glass bottom'. Very memorable, fun thing...highly recommend for kids of all ages. :)
The ferris wheel can be easily seen from around Odaiba, so you just can't miss it. The wait time is really short, and we have visited it on a holiday. The view is super, and if you decide to wait for a bit more, you can take a ride in the glass floor cabin, which is an added plus (also, it is air-conditioned). You can have your photo taken before the ride, and they will print it for you for a bit high price (with a frame). You can take your best photos here to show it to the people at home, also it is great to just spend a nice half an hour, and to get an idea about how big this place actually is.