The Fuji-Q Highland amusement park enjoys an enviable setting near the base of Mount Fuji. Aside from its scenic setting, the park is best known for its record-setting roller coasters—four in total—that make it one of Japan’s most popular amusement parks.
Visit Fuji-Q Highland to experience some of the world’s most extreme roller coasters: The Do-Dodonpa holds the record for fastest acceleration, going from 0 to 112 miles per hour (0 to 180 kilometres per hour) in 1.56 seconds. Takabisha features a drop angle of 121 degrees, making it the steepest steel roller coaster on the planet; and Eejanaika, a 4D roller coaster with rotating seats, has more inversions than any other.
The park’s first coaster, Fujiyama, was also a record setter when it debuted in 1996—at the time, the 259-feet-high (79-meter) coaster was the tallest in the world. Fuji-Q Highland is also home to one of the world’s largest haunted attractions, the Super Scary Labyrinth of Fear, and offers carnival rides, anime-inspired attractions, and the kid-friendly Thomas Land.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Fuji-Q Highland is popular with thrill-seekers and families.
- The amusement park is wheelchair accessible.
- Admission to the park is free. The prices for the individual ride fees vary—you can also buy a 1-day unlimited ride pass.
How to Get There
Fuji-Q Highland is next to Fujikyu Highland Station on the Fujikyu Railway line between Otsuki and Kawaguchiko stations. Most highway buses from Tokyo to the Fuji Five Lakes area also stop at Fuji-Q Highland along the way.
When to Get There
The amusement park is open daily from morning through early evening, with slightly extended opening hours on weekends. The park usually posts longer hours during peak holiday seasons, when it is at its busiest.
After getting your adrenaline pumping at Fuji-Q Highland, wind down with a visit to the Fujiyama Onsen hot spring facility just outside the park. The modern bath house features both indoor and outdoor wooden baths segregated by gender. Once you’ve had a soak, enjoy a bite to eat at the facility's restaurant, which boasts views of Mount Fuji.