Fuji-Q Highland is one of the most popular amusement park and rides in Japan. In 2011, Guinness World Record coined “Takashiba” as the world’s steepest roller coaster with a 121° tilt drop free fall. And I rode it!
Riding roller coaster with friends has always been exciting for me. It gives me pleasure watching them being frightened, but not until last Friday. It was the total opposite. It was me being watched scared like shit by my husband. I was hyperventilating the entire time on the first roller coaster we’ve ridden — the Fujiyama, “King of Roller Coasters.” It was the worst feeling ever than a body falling apart.
Althought after a while, I realized that it was actually great that he had us rode the Fujiyama first. It made the succeeding rides a piece of cake.
Restaurants inside was expensive as expected. It was the only time I had tried the famous food chain Lotteria — the cheapest restaurant in Fuji-Q haha! I had chicken fillet and peach pie for lunch. We were both still hungry after so we walked around further and spotted the Fujiyama Taiyaki.
Fujiyama Taiyaki was also present during the Shibazakura Festival and it was the only restaurant that we’ve found worthwhile. They serve the most delicious custard cream filled taiyaki and my husband loved their steamed bun! It was the best steamed bun he’s ever eaten according to him. You should definitely try eating in this adorable food stall when you go to Fuji-Q!
We pretty much rode every adult rides in Fuji-Q and my favorite rides here were the Takashiba Roller Coaster and the Dodonpa also known as the “bullet train roller coaster.” The Dodonpa, I guess, was the only roller coaster that almost made my husband piss in his pants off. There was an abrupt speed that’s about 180 km/hr and went more than that in the middle of the ride and he went shitless.
We also rode a couple of kiddie rides to complete the day and I’m telling you, they were scary too!
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Although most of the rides were scary and could definitely make your heart stop for a second, the overall experience was very exhilarating and it’s one of the places to come back for again and again.
Fuji-Q Highland is located at the foot of Mt. Fuji and is about an hour and a half bus or train ride from Tokyo. A 1-Day Free pass with unlimited rides for Adults (over 18 years old) is 5,200 yen. Discount is offered when you come in group.