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Japan's Tallest Ferris Wheel Will Also Have Transparent Floors

Destination & Tourism | Gabe Zaldivar | April 21, 2016

Japan's Tallest Ferris Wheel Will Also Have Transparent Floors

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The world’s transparent walkway race has entered the Ferris wheel portion of the proceedings.

Fox News reports the summer will see the fifth tallest installation of its like coming to Osaka, Japan.

While it will be Japan’s tallest Ferris wheel, the truly spectacular aspect of the Redhorse Osaka Wheel is that it boasts transparent bottoms, so you can feel like you are flying in a slowly moving box of comfort.

Here is a tweet that illustrates what you can expect.

We are all well acquainted with the idea of a transparent observation deck. There is one at Chicago’s Willis Tower, a couple at the Tower Bridge in London and myriad installed in bridges around the world.

It was only a matter of time until organizers decided a Ferris wheel needed to get gussied up with transparent means.

Fox News cites Japan Today in stating that a ride will be about 18 minutes from start to finish. (It should be noted that the Japan Today article doesn’t seem to be live anymore.)

The enormous wheel should be in place by July. At that time you can have a relaxing ride over Osaka.

Unless you happen to have a fear of heights, of course.

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