Fuji-Q Highland: Japan’s World Famous Safest Theme Park, you shouldn’t miss

Fuji-Q Highland: Japan’s World Famous Safest Theme Park
Time flies so fast and still, I couldn’t my heart-pumping feeling of excitement and joy during our first visit to Fuji-Q Highland.

It was in 2019 when we drove our rental car from Tokyo to Yamanashi Prefecture in the hopes to enjoy the beauty of Mount Fuji. But our luck wasn’t in our sleeves during those days as the weather is gloomy for a couple of days. However, we were delighted and felt curious about those amazing rides and heard screaming voices of excitement from many park-goers. 

To make our stay more comfortable, we stayed at the local Airbnb, just 10mins away from Fuji Q Highland. The apartment looks amazing, and we had an amazing stay. The kids slept in a futon which is a new experience for the Aussies kids. 




Japan’s most famous theme park, it’s situated at the foot of Mount Fuji in Yamanashi prefecture and offers amazing views of the iconic peak from its tallest rides.

Fuji-Q Highland: Japan’s World Famous Safest Theme Park

Fuji-Q Highland: Japan’s World Famous Safest Theme Park

Fuji-Q Highland: Japan’s World Famous Safest Theme Park

The park has risen to worldwide fame among roller coaster enthusiasts over the years due to several record-breaking rides being opened. When the Fujiyama coaster opened in 1996 it was the world’s tallest rollercoaster, and Dodonpa opened in 2001 as the world’s fastest rollercoaster. They have since been overtaken by new records but still, hold impressive stead in the world rankings. Takabisha opened in 2011 with a heart-stopping 121-degree freefall which still holds the record for the steepest coaster in the world.




Fuji-Q Highland: Japan’s World Famous Safest Theme Park

The most famous attraction in the park, is the FUJIYAMA, a monumental 259-foot tall steel roller coaster that provides the most thrilling ride in Japan. When the park opened for business in 1996, it was the tallest in the world and also boasted the world's largest drop at 230 feet. It is the best way to enjoy the best view of Mount Fuji, minutes before you are about to dive. 

Through the years, there is no recorded accidents and casualties, which makes Fuji Q Highland, one of the safest attractions in Japan, and in the world!






More photos during our visits in 2019


Fuji-Q Highland: Japan’s World Famous Safest Theme Park

Thomas Land is the only outdoor theme park of Thomas the Tank Engine in Japan located on Fuji-Q Highland. It is very popular as "the sacred place of Thomas the Tank Engine". Children can purchase a 1-day pass, and dads and grandpas can enter the park free of charge and purchase Tickets if necessary, so you can enjoy Thomas Land It spreads a lot. 

Fuji-Q Highland: Japan’s World Famous Safest Theme Park
Of course, you will be able to drop in on the way back and forth on the trip and ride only ``Thomas and Percy's Fun Ride'', enjoy only meals at Thomas Restaurant, and shop for Thomas goods, etc.

Fuji-Q Highland: Japan’s World Famous Safest Theme Park

Fuji-Q Highland: Japan’s World Famous Safest Theme Park

Fuji-Q Highland: Japan’s World Famous Safest Theme Park

Fuji-Q Highland: Japan’s World Famous Safest Theme Park


Latest updates at Fuji-Q Highland


Fuji-Q Highland: Japan’s World Famous Safest Theme Park

As of this April 2021, Fuji Q Highland offers FREE admission. Back in 2019, we had to pay quite a steep admission cost (especially we are foreign tourists). Check their website https://www.fujiq.jp/ for changes in admission.


Introducing FUJIYAMA Tower

Introducing FUJIYAMA Tower

Fuji-Q Highland opened an observations deck where you can take photos of Mt. Fuji and you posing in front of it to your heart's content, in addition to two fun attractions. First, there will be a thrilling tube slide called "FUJIYAMA Slider" starting from the observation deck and spiraling down the central frame of the tower all the way to the bottom. Second, there will be a skywalk activity on the level below the deck, where you'll be attached to a harness and walk with unimpeded views of Mt. Fuji.


Fuji-Q is now a dog-friendly attraction!

Small and medium-sized dogs with a height of 50 cm or less can enter the park together if they are attached to a lead, and it is possible to ride with their dog at four Attractions such as a Ferris Wheel, Teacups, Water Ace, and Merry-Go-Round. 

Fuji-Q’s dog admission fee, charging 900 yen (US$8), the same price as a child’s ticket, for canine admission. There is a discount if you’re bringing multiple animals, though, as additional dog tickets are just 450 yen each. Animals also need tickets for the individual rides, which are priced for them at 500 yen for the Ferris wheel and 400 yen for the remaining three attractions that are part of the Fuji-Q Wanland festivities (human guests have the option of an all-access pass or paying for individual attractions). Owners will also be required to carry a water bottle and baggies to clean up any markings or other digestive messes their pooches make during their time at the park.


Fuji-Q is now a No Smoking Zone.

As of 1st April 2020, Fuji-Q Highland is now a no smoking on site. 





Fuji-Q Highland: Japan’s World Famous Safest Theme Park

How to get there:

Fuji-Q Highland is adjacent to the Kawaguchiko Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. From the Tomei Expressway and Gotemba is about 5 minutes from the Fujiyoshida Interchange on the Higashifujigoko Road, and directly connected to Fuji-Q Highland 1 stop by train from Kawaguchiko Station on the Fujikyuko Line even if you don't have a car. It is located in the center of Mt. Fuji and Fuji Five Lakes sightseeing, and it is a very easy place to stop by.



Fuji-Q Highland

5 Chome-6-1 Shinnishihara, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi 403-0017, Japan | Google Map 

Website: https://www.fujiq.jp/




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28 comments :

  1. Thank you for showing me Fuji-Q Highland it truly an amazing place to visit. FUJIYAMA Tower is not gonna be on my list tho. I'm just too scared of this kind of heights haha

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  2. Wow! I can't wait to visit Fuji-Q Highland. Maybe after the pandemic? So nice! Great photos!

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    1. Thanks Emman! I got so many pending Japan-related blog post na ngayon ko lng na-process.

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  3. What beautiful theme park and it's amazing knowing that it's the safest. My kids would love to be here.

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    1. Hope this pandemic will end na so that we can all enjoy our next Japan trip!

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  4. Oh I love Fiji. It has one of the highest rollers coasters but I did not dare to try it

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    1. My stepdaughters did, and oh boy, they are so brave.

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  5. Airbnb is the in thing nowadays. Whenever my friends travel on a budget, they always go for an airbnb accommodation. It is a lot cheaper and simple

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    1. That's true! We haven't stayed in the hotel when we are in Japan. Airbnbs are a lot cooler and cheaper.

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  6. That sounds like a great place to visit sometime and tons of interesting and fun areas to explore. Looks like you guys had a wonderful time there.

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    1. Yes we did! I can't wait our international travel restrictions be over and explore Japan soon.

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  7. Love those views from the roller coaster! And to go this long with no accidents is very impressive.

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    1. That is true! Whenever there's rain, they need to stop the operation of all rides, and have to checked them again for safety.

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  8. Oh wow! How fun! The place looks amazing indeed! I will have this in my bucket list.

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  9. This sounds like so much fun. However, when in Japan, I was too busy to explore the natural and historic places and had no time for leisure parks ;-)

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    1. That was the plan, unfortunately we have kids who have no interest on nature, hahaha. Next time we will not bring the kids!

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  10. Fuji-Q park seems like a fun place to spend a day. Japan is on my bucket list for a long time. Hopefully soon :)

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    1. Soon you will be able to explore Japan and create more travel contents.

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  11. WOW! This would be incredible to visit some day!

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  12. Japan is one of my dream country to visit soon!! Will definitely be on this site sometime soon!!!!

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  13. What an amazing theme park. I would love to visit this place. Thanks for sharing

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  14. My sister and brother in law are huge fans of theme parks. I shall send this to them.

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