Fuji-Q is ocated in the suburbs of Tokyo, at the foot of Mount Fuji, near Lake Kawaguchi and Hakone, Fuji-Q Land is an amusement park that many thrill-seekers can’t miss! The park’s facilities are notoriously scary in height and speed, a far cry from the mild-mannered Disney.
I’ve put together a lazy guide to Fuji-Q Highland, from ticket types, how to buy tickets, transportation, must-see attractions (Crazy Coaster, Naruto Naruto, Fuji-Q Haunted House), super scary mazes, how to buy and use tickets, must-have souvenirs, and recommended routes to play, all in one place! Anyone who likes speed and excitement will regret missing out on Fuji-Q Highland!
- 1 Introduction about Fuji-Q
- 2 Access to Fuji-Q high Land
- 3 Fuji-Q Highland ticket types
- 4 Fuji-Q Land Facilities
- 5 Must-buy souvenirs from Fuji-Q high Land
- 6 Suggested route, how to play (with Fuji-Q Highland map)
Introduction about Fuji-Q
Fuji-Q Highland is home to the Golden World Record coasters FUJIYAMA and DODODONPA, as well as the highly frightening “Scariest Maze – Tales from the Ward” haunted house. Fuji-Q Highland is unique in that admission is free, but there are two ways to go if you want to ride the rides.
Address: 〒403-0017 Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Shin-Nishihara 5-6-1 (Google Map)
Opening hours: 09:00 – 18:00
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Access to Fuji-Q high Land
- Fuji-Q Bus: From Shinjuku Minami-guchi, take the “Fujigoko – Shinjuku Line Bus” to Fujikyu Land Station (approx. 1 hour and 40 minutes) or from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit, take the “Tokyo Station – Lake Yamanaka Line” to Fujikyu Land Station (approx. 2 hours).
- JR: From JR Shinjuku Station, take the JR Chuo Main Line to Otsuki Station and transfer to the Fuji-Q Line to Fuji-Q Land Station (approx. 1 hour to 2 hours).
Fuji-Q Highland ticket types
Fuji-Q Highland is now free to enter, but if you want to ride the rides, you still have to pay for them, so Fuji-Q Highland also offers the following options.
1.Free Pass: The advantage of buying a one-day pass is that you can ride all the rides, and you can also ride Fortress of Despair 3, which is only available with a one-day pass, and you can get a discounted extra price when you go on the Maze of Fear – The Story of the Accommodation Ward.
2.If you only want to play a few of the rides, you can choose to buy only the ones you want to play. However, if you want to go on the Scariest Labyrinth 〜The Story of the Accommodation Ward〜, you will have to pay an additional 8,000 yen (maximum of four people in a group).
3.If it’s a holiday, you can consider buying a Free Pass + Priority Ticket. Please refer to the official website for facilities that sell priority tickets.
Note: As the Free Pass is good value for more than four rides, if it’s a holiday, the rides will be crowded and you may not be able to get all four rides, so you can buy tickets for a few rides alone, or you can also consider buying a Free Pass + Priority Ticket.
Another special feature of Fuji-Q Highland is that you have to do face authentication when you enter the park. With face authentication, you don’t need to take out your ticket all the time when you go on the various rides, you can tell whether you are buying a pass or a single ride by using face authentication, which is very convenient!
Fuji-Q Land Facilities
List of recommended facilities at Fuji-Q Land.
＊A small reminder: The price of the Battle Maze is rather different. If you have a Free Pass, it is 3,000 yen for 1-3 people and 4,000 yen for 4 people (a group of up to 4 people); without a Free Pass, it costs 8,000 yen for one play (4 people).
The first stop for me was FUJIYAMA! When I first arrived it was raining so many of the rides were closed, but the rain didn’t dampen the spirits. The height of this ride is a Golden World Record, and as you watch the ride slowly climb, you can see Mount Fuji from the top, but just when you want to see more, the ride starts to plunge down. Videos are available on the internet. If you’re interested, go and see it and experience it visually!
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The high flying car
The high flying car is not only very high but also will land vertically, allowing you to directly experience the roller coaster + free fall of the MIX version, and the most exciting thing is that in the climb will suddenly accelerate, when falling will suddenly stop, the focus is because the carriage is only one section, so lighter, faster acceleration! In addition to the sense of speed, there are 7 times of rotation, close to 90 degrees of vertical descent, once you go up is will make you endless scream.
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Eejanaika is also one of the popular facilities, in addition to the track has a rotating design, the car itself will also choose to rotate, which means you sit on it is rotating, rotating up to 14 times, the next roller coaster to turn how you really do not know ah ~ I strongly recommend that before going up, absolutely must sleep and empty your stomach!
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This is one of the most famous roller coasters in Fuji-Q Highland. It can accelerate to a maximum speed of 180km/h, and it only takes a second for it to appear and disappear before your eyes are closed. If you go on a holiday, you might have to queue for two hours to get a chance to go, so it’s a very popular ride and perfect for the brave ones!
The Great Lunar Wheel
The next ride I’d like to introduce to you is the “Moon Wheel” which I think is really fun! This ride can hold up to 50 people at a time, and the 25m high disc-style seats rotate with you as you swing, like a pendulum, letting the ride swing, and each time you swing, you don’t know which way you’ll fall this time. I was so dizzy on it that I couldn’t even recognize which side was the sky and which side was the ground.
Screaming Big Pendulum
After playing the Moon Wheel, I felt that I could not get enough of it and still wanted to be thrown around, so I decided to take on the Screaming Pendulum. The difference between this and the Moon Wheel is that it spins 365 degrees, just like the hands of a clock, which looks very exciting.
The Iron Bone is a 50 metre high spinning swing that looks like it’s high and spins fast, but it’s not scary at all! If rollercoasters are too exciting for you, try the Iron Bones! This is guaranteed to be fun and not too scary, and is perfect for all ages.
Fortress of Despair 3
This attraction is only available to those who have bought a Free Pass. The story is about a doctor who is researching AI. The attraction is divided into multiple levels.
The game is divided into several levels of tasks, the first level of the task you have to take the task machine to look around for four keys, find before you can go to crack the task, the first level of only 13 minutes, extremely difficult, I even failed to crack the first level. But it’s really fun, if there’s enough time, I’d like to go in a few more times and play a few more times, I’d like to break the level!
After a series of exciting rides, it’s time for a relaxing ride on the Ferris wheel! It takes about 11 minutes to complete and is perfect for taking photos of Mt Fuji and looking out over Fuji-Q Land, and when you reach the highest point you can see the roller coaster track clearly in front of you, and every now and then a screaming train will pass you by.
The Maze of Desperate Furies ~ The Hospital Building ~
That’s right! The haunted house you’ve all been waiting for is here! The maze is really the longest in history and you can’t see the end of it once you walk in. If you want to experience a nightmare come true, grab your boyfriend/girlfriend or sisters and come along!
A reminder: no photography, video recording or mobile phones as torches in the haunted house! And safety first! Never hit or touch a ghost just because you’re too scared, and never touch any of the props in the haunted house. If you are really scared, there are emergency exits for you to escape if your heart can’t take it.
Apart from the scariest and most famous of all, Fuji-Q Highland also has a more civilian version of the haunted house – the Haemophilia Building. I’m not going to tell you what happens in those five minutes, but I can only say that listening to the sound effects in an environment where you can’t see your fingers is a thrill! If you’re short on time and want to experience a haunted house, I highly recommend this little haunted house, it’s sure to leave you with unforgettable memories too.
The last thing I would like to introduce is the VR ride! If you don’t have the chance to experience the real version, the VR version is a great way to have a good time! Since I couldn’t get to the real version of DODODONPA this time, I had to play the VR version. Although the thrill is much less, but use your eyes to feel the experience to see how it feels on top, after playing it, you want to play the real version even more!
Lisa and Casper Town
Lisa and Casper’s Town is a place where you can enter without buying a ticket. The whole town is built in European style, as if you have accidentally landed in a European town, especially at night when the lights are on. And because I was there just before Halloween，So there are many decorations are related to Halloween, there are also seasonally limited cookies and souvenirs, both for gifts and self-use ~
If you are bringing your children to Fuji-Q, you can also take them to Thomas Land after the thrill rides. All the scenes are decorated in the style of the Thomas the Train characters and the rides are suitable for children aged 3-6.
For more information on the rides at Thomas Land, please visit the website.
Must-buy souvenirs from Fuji-Q high Land
Since Fuji-Q Highland is located very close to Mt Fuji, most of the souvenirs are in the shape of Mt Fuji and are very cute.
Some of the rides have their own souvenir shops selling souvenirs related to the rides, such as the haunted house, where they sell haunted house biscuits, which look super creepy.
In addition, there are many snack shops in the park, but you have to buy your food from the automatic food ordering machine before you can claim it from the vendor.
Suggested route, how to play (with Fuji-Q Highland map)
If the queue is too long, it is advisable to buy your priority tickets as they will be sold out, so if you want to grab them, you should do so as soon as you enter the park. After you buy your priority tickets, you can buy tickets for the haunted house, because there are only a few shows a day, and they will be gone as soon as they are sold out. So if you want to play the haunted house, remember to come back and buy your tickets!
Finally, I highly recommend the four roller coasters (Fujiyama, Eejanaika, High Flyer, and Dodonpa) and the Haunted Maze to make sure your visit to Fuji-Q Highland was not a waste of time, but if you are afraid of roller coasters, you can also consider the more affordable Ferris wheel, Iron Bone, VR rides, or MAD Mouse.
It is also recommended to come to the park during certain holidays, such as Halloween or Christmas, as the decorations in Japanese parks are superb.
These are my tips for Fuji-Q Park! I hope you will find these tips useful if you are going to Fuji-Q Highland, but I would like to remind you that the rides at Fuji-Q Highland are quite exciting, so you should be careful if you are physically able to handle the rides and avoid the exciting rides if you have a heart condition.
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