March 1, 2012

The Ferris Wheels of Hokkaido

For some reason, there are a lot of Ferris wheels in Hokkaido. Perhaps this shouldn't be as surprising as it was to me, but considering that the two major Ferris wheels in Tokyo overlook different areas of Tokyo Bay and have amazing views, it was harder to justify the existence of Ferris wheels in random areas in Hokkaido.

This one was in Sapporo. Perhaps it affords a nice night view?

This was in Asari, along the coast. You can supposedly get a view of the ocean, but unfortunately the wheel was closed during winter.

Another one on the outskirts of Asari. I'd be worried about the damage that the snow does to these constructions.

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