Fuji-Q Highland, an experience you will never forget!!
Fuji-Q Highland (富士急ハイランド Fujikyū Hairando?) is an amusement park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan.
The theme park is near the base of Mount Fuji.
The entrance of FUJI-Q. The logo is the mount Fuji with a big Q in the middle and flames all around!
The roller coasters
It is famous for having a drop angle of 121° – the steepest coaster in the world. The Japanese name Takabisha translates to “high-handed” or “domineering” in English. The name is a pun, in that the three kanji in the name literally mean “high fly car”.
Takabisha is considered as the world’s steepest roller coaster!
People’s reaction while riding Takabisha.
Eejanaika roller coaster
Eejanaika (ええじゃないか?) is a steel 4th Dimension roller coaster at Fuji-Q Highland in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. The ride is the world’s second 4th Dimension coaster, the first being X (now X²) at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, United States. Eejanaika is the taller, faster, and longer of the two.
Dodonpa (ドドンパ?), an SandS Worldwide roller coaster located at the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan, is distinguished as the second roller coaster ever to utilize the power of compressed air to launch its trains.
Would you ride the Dodonpa?
Fujiyama, king of coasters!
Fujiyama is a steel roller coaster at Fuji-Q Highland, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. When Fujiyama opened in 1996 it was the world’s tallest roller coaster at 259 feet (79 m), and had the largest drop in the world at 230 feet (70 m). Fujiyama was also the world’s fastest roller coaster for a year of its operation, succeeded by Tower of Terror at Dreamworld theme park in Queensland, Australia in 1997.
Fujiyama is the 10th fastest roller coaster in the world!
Here’s a little overview of Fujiyama!
The other attractions
Super Scary Labyrinth of Fear
“Shining Flower” ferris wheel
The amazing view from the ferris wheel: The giant ferris wheel 観覧車 (kan-ran-sha) with the super cute name “shining flower” シャイニング・フラワー(50m) is worth mentioning because of its stunning view of Mount Fuji.
Attractions for anime fans too!
EVANGELION : WORLD
This is every EVANGELION fan’s dream. A life sized recreation of some of the best moments in EVANGELION history and not to mention a life sized recreation of Unit 01’s bust as well as Unit 02’s Beast Mode head. These are just some of the awesome things that you’ll be able to do at EVANGELION WORLD, located inside the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in Japan.
Gundam Crisis 2
This Gundam attraction starts out when you attain a handheld device to (like a treasure hunt) look for information to try to activate the 1:1 Gundam that is lying on the ground of the attraction’s maintenance bay.
Inside the attraction is a look-alike Federation Ship, while employees act as characters in this attraction. At the end of the attraction, there is a gift shop full of Gundam products, including Gunpla and other Gundam products.
For the youngest…
Hamtaro’s hide and seek forest
Attractions include “The Great Gatagoto Adventure” (a story-driven narrated indoor rail ride), a Thomas Land 3D Theater, “Thomas and Percy’s Fun Ride” (an outdoor rail ride), “GO! GO! Bulstrode” (a water raft rail ride), self-drive vehicles, Mischievous Cranky (a rotating aerial ride), Rock n’ Roll Duncan (a rail ride for small children), a Thomas-themed hedge maze, and monuments to Thomas and Percy for photo opportunities.
At Fuji-Q Highland, you can’t miss out…
Take JR Chuo Main Line (app 60 min by superHighway ) to Otsuki Station.
Transfer to Fujikyu Line to Fuji-Q Highland (app 50 min).
Address : 5-6-1 Shin-Nishihara. Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture 403-0017 Japan
Opening hours : On Weekdays 9:00am-5:00am
On Weekends and Holidays 9:00am-6:00pm
Entrance fee : 1 day free pass ticket 5,000 yen for an adult
4,500 yen for school students (12-18 years old)
3,700 yen for Kids (3-11 years old)
Tel : 0555-23-2111