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Osaka, Japan

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The city possesses a plethora of museums, with focuses ranging from ethnography to art to natural history. Osaka Castle is regarded by locals and visitors alike as a historical and cultural symbol of the city that is not to be missed. Unforgettable are the various types of bridges that span Osaka's waterways and the many sloping roads throughout the metropolis. Sky-scraping landmarks like the Tsutenkaku Tower, the WTC Cosmotower and the Floating Garden Observatory are interesting sights from ground level, but they offer spectacular views from their top stories. Adventurous types may want to brave the Tempozan, the world's largest Ferris wheel.

Language: Japanese
Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY)

Driving Directions and Parking Information

Tempozan Pier- Osaka
Kaigandori 1-7
Minato-ku, Osaka (Adjoining Chikko Street)
Japan 552-0022

Tempozan Pier is located in the southwest part of Osaka city. The nearest subway station is Osaka-ko, at the Chuo line of the Osaka subway. Nearby landmarks are the Kaiyukan Aquarium and the large ferris wheel at the Tempozan Market Place (Bay area).

Driving from Kansai International Airport:Get on Kansai International Airport Link Bridge. Drive from Kobe Expressway No. 4 Gulf Coast Line to Osaka City Minato City. Take exit City Takatenbo Castle from No. 16 Hanshin Expressway Osaka Port Line. Take Sumida/National Route 172 to your destination.

Driving from Itami Airport: Drive Hanshin Express way (Ikeda line No 11 Osaka-ko line No 16) to the Tempozan exit. Turn right at the Yawataya intersection then straight to the Chikko Higashi intersection. Turn right then straight to the Tempozan terminal.

Driving from downtown: Drive Sennichi mae Dori street to West.. Across Taisho Bridge. Pass Osaka Dome (on your right), turn left at the Sakaigawa intersection. Straight forward on Minato dori and then turn right at the Chikko Higashi intersection. After turn right just straight to the Tempozan Terminal.

Osaka, Japan Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 47 48 54 66 74 81 86 91 83 72 63 53
Low 33 34 39 49 57 66 74 76 69 56 46 37
Temperature (Celsius)
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High 8 9 12 19 23 27 30 33 28 22 17 12
Low 1 1 4 9 14 19 23 24 21 13 8 3
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Inches 2 2 4 5 5 8 6 4 7 5 3 2
Centimeters 5 5 10 13 13 20 15 10 18 13 8 5
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Percent 74 75 76 76 79 81 85 81 83 82 80 76