Fuji-Q Highland – Japan’s Roller Coaster Heaven

Japan has several roller coaster theme parks but Fuji-Q Highland, in my opinion, the go-to amusement park. How To Get…

Japan has several roller coaster theme parks but Fuji-Q Highland, in my opinion, the go-to amusement park.

How To Get To Fuji-Q Highland

We took a chartered bus to Fuji-Q Highland but I would definitely take the train. From the Shinjuku Station, you can take a JR line limited express train to Otsuki Station. It’s a smooth 1 hour and 10-minute ride and once you get there, jump on a local train on the Fujikyu Railway. Take the local train down to Fujikyu-Highland Station. Have your camera ready as you’ll get some great views from your seat.

Roller Coaster Heaven

If you consider yourself a roller coaster fiend, Fuji-Q Highland is the place for you. Fuji-Q is the home of multiple Guinness World Record roller coasters. No matter what your favorite type of roller coaster maybe, Fuji-Q has it here. Wooden, fast, big drops and more are some of the different types of roller coaster experiences you can get here. If you have a sensitive stomach, save the ramen for your trip back.

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Fujiyama – King of Coasters

FUJIYAMA aka the “KING OF COASTERS,” was the first ride I tried at Fuji-Q. With a name like King of Coasters of course I needed try it out. It used to be the world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster but it’s still a must ride and one of the best rides I’ve been on.

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The coaster that will definitely catch your eye is Takabisha and mainly from its unique drop. Takabisha has the steepest roller coaster drop in the world. It’s a 121-degree drop! I’ve never seen anything like that before ever! What’s even more terrifying is the fact that they pause the ride at such an angle it looks like there’s no track!

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Fuji-Q Highland – Great Food Better Views

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There are several food options here at Fuji-Q Highland. I was a bit scared to eat anything too crazy, especially when planning on riding the fastest roller coaster on earth. I did eventually eat a pork bun and the coldest Coke I’ve ever had. What makes the experience even better is the great views of Mt Fuji. You can see the mountain from every ride in the park and from several of the diner areas.

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fuji-q highland roller coaster

You can buy your ticket for Fuji-Q Highland here. Also, make sure to check out Airbnb for some nearby locations. The views are worth the price!

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  • Oh My Gosh-that looks fun and terrifying all at the same time. Not to mention that dumpling looks so yummy.

  • Nope. Nope. Nope. Too scary for me, but I have some teens that would LOVE it. The photo of the coaster with the snow covered mountain in the background is gorgeous!

  • The coaster looks terrifying, but I might try it for the view alone! The food looks yummy, and there’s nothing better than a super cold Coke.

  • Those roller coasters are insane!! I have one daughter that at the age of 6 went on Space Mountain with me. But my other daughter is the complete opposite. It’s been tough to book theme parks for us. This one is so awesome but I think still a bit too much for my older daughter.

  • That view though!!! I’m not a big fan of the coasters that loop around. I prefer the old fashioned wooden coasters. The ones that were built before being an adrenaline junkie was a thing, LOL. My husband, on the other hand, would love that coaster. Thanks for sharing your adventure at Fuji-Q Highland.

  • I want to go! This looks incredible! Super scary! I love the dumpling as amusement park food!

  • I love a good roller coaster but I am not about anything that is a Guiness book record holder type of coaster. No thanks. I’ll watch