Located near the base of Mt Fuji sits Fuji-Q Highland, one of Japan’s most popular amusement parks. Aside from its scenic setting, Fuji-Q Highland is best known for its record-setting roller coasters — four in total. Considered one of the most extreme roller coasters in the world, Dodonpa holds the record for fastest acceleration, while Takabisha features a drop angle of 121 degrees, making it the steepest steel roller coaster on the planet. Eejanaika, a 4D roller coaster with rotating seats, has more inversions than any other coaster, and the park’s first coaster, Fujiyama, was the tallest and fastest when it debuted in 1996.
Thrills can be found off the track as well; the park is home to one of the world’s largest haunted attractions, the appropriately named Super Scary Labyrinth of Fear, which takes guests on a spine-tingling trip through a haunted hospital. Carnival rides, anime-inspired attractions and kid-friendly Thomas Land round out the park’s offerings.
Reach Fuji-Q Highland by taking the JR Chuo Maine Line from Tokyo to Otsuki Station and transfer to the Fujikyu Line, which stops at Fuji-Q Highland.