Ebisu Tower Ferris Wheel

  • Ebisu Tower Ferris Wheel

    Posted by BilandsInJapan on May 7, 2023 at 8:33 pm

    Does anyone know if the Ebisu Tower (ferris wheel attached to the Don Quijote Dotonburi store in Osaka) is wheelchair accessible – I cannot find this info on the website?

    BilandsInJapan replied 1 year, 1 month ago 3 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Josh Grisdale

    Concierge
    May 7, 2023 at 9:00 pm

    I have never been, but looking around on the net, looks like it isn’t promising…

    Here is an image of what the carriages look like:

    https://www.sankei.com/article/20180119-QUYQC6FRNFONRDSKK7NDVR6P2I/photo/WMNO2Q4DXBOS5G4TDSVNRQXZBI/

    After you step up into them the inner part rotates to face you outside. All the chairs are fixed and there is a safety bar that comes down….

    There are also possibly steps up to the platform as well.

    Maybe @joanp went?

    If you are going to Nagoya as well, and want to ride a Ferris wheel on the side of a building, I was able to get on the Sky Boat at Sunshine Sakae.

    • Joan Pahisa

      Member
      May 8, 2023 at 1:23 am

      No, the one in Dotonbori, unfortunately, is not wheelchair accessible.

      As said below, the one near the Aquarium, Tempozan, is. I went there. There are 3 accessible cabins. They put a long ramp for you to board. Inside it’s quite narrow, so you most probably won’t be able to turn around. At least, when I went in 2018 it was like that. I don’t know if all 3 cabins are the same, though. Anyway, the view of the city from the top is quite good : )

    • Josh Grisdale

      Concierge
      May 8, 2023 at 9:48 am

      Thank you!

      That is a good point about the narrowness. Most ropeways are also narrow, so when riding a Ferris wheel or ropeway, it is good to think about what you want to see and which direction you want to face before getting on!

    • BilandsInJapan

      Member
      May 8, 2023 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks Josh, also good info!

    • BilandsInJapan

      Member
      May 8, 2023 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks so much Joan, great information!

  • BilandsInJapan

    Member
    May 7, 2023 at 9:08 pm

    Thanks Josh, I agree it doesn’t look like it is!? We aren’t going to Nagoya, but I believe the Tempozan one, also in Osaka, is accessible so we will be able to ride that one.

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