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Bunkyō’s Big O

Autumn

Young people strolling around in amusement parks is a very common summertime sight. Tokyo Dome City offers a plethora of attractions that are topped by the Thunder Dolphin rollercoaster and the Big O Ferris wheel. Visitors ride among the city buildings, at an exciting speed. This powerful roller coaster that goes through the center of Big O, weaving between the buildings in the city. In this carefree picture the Big O mimics the cartwheel depicted in the foreground of Hiroshige’s image.

Notes

The Big O Ferris wheel is listed as one of the world’s largest centreless Ferris wheel with estimated diameter of 60 meters. The Big O is also the first karaoke-themed Ferris wheel in the world since karaoke machines have been added to eight out of forty gondolas.