The One about the Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris Wheel in Yokohama


In the central business district of Yokohama, if you ever go near Minato Mirai 21, you will come across the Yokohama Landmark Tower, the Pacifico Yokohama convention center, art musums, cafes, restaurants and malls.

But one popular locations is the Cosmo Clock 21 ferris wheel at the Cosmo World amusement park (official site) in the Minato Mirai 21.

The Cosmo Clock 21 was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel.  Created in 1989 for the YES ’89 Yokohama Exposition, the Cosmo Clock 21 is 353 feet and was surpassed in 1992 by Igosu 108 (354 feet) in Shiga, Japan, followed by the Tempozan Ferris Wheel (369 feet) in Osaka and the 1999 Daikanransha (377 feet) at Pallette Town in Odaiba, Japan.

In 2014, the High Roller in Las Vegas became the world’s tallest Ferris wheel at 550 feet tall.

As for the Cosmo Clock 21, in 1997, the Ferris wheel was dismantled and relocated to a taller base in 1999 and increasing its height to 369 feet.

The Cosmo Clock 21 has 60 passenger cars, each car able to hold up to eight people.

People can visit the Ferris Wheel at Cosmo World Amusement Park during the weekdays (11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.) and weekends (11:00 – 10:00 p.m.) and is closed on Thursdays.

Cosmo World is free to go inside, but they charge only for attractions.  Tickets range from 100 yen up to 800 yen.

If you are in Yokohama or vacationing in Tokyo, definitely visit Minato Mirai 21 and check out the Cosmo Clock 21 at Cosmo World Amusement Park.