Fuji-Q Highland is a theme park based at the foot of Mount Fuji. It boasts four of the craziest roller coasters in Japan, and in the world. Takabisha, Eejanaika, Dodonpa and Fujiyama are roller coasters for thrill-seekers and dare-devils, and they will definitely get your adrenaline pumping.
Takabisha was opened in 2011 and has the steepest drop out of any roller coaster in the world, at 121°. It is currently the world record holder for the steepest roller coaster drop, and can reach a maximum speed of 100km/h.
Eejanaika is famous for having the highest number of spins out of any roller coaster in the world. It spins in several different ways, including the seat itself, while your legs dangle from the seat. If that’s not enough, it can also reach a maximum speed of 124km/h. This ride is not for the faint-hearted.
Dodonpa is the fastest roller coaster at Fuji-Q Highland. It is currently the fourth fastest roller coaster in the world and holds the record for the fastest acceleration. It can reach a maximum speed of 172km/h.
Fujiyama is Fuji-Q Highland’s “king of the roller coasters”. Taking its name from Mount Fuji, it means “king of the mountain”. When Fujiyama was built in 1996, it was the world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster and also had the highest drop. Although these records have since been broken, with a maximum speed of 130km/h, a maximum high of 79 metres and a drop of 70 metres, roller coaster enthusiasts will not be disappointed by this ride.
Looking for something a littler tamer?
If Fuji-Q Highland’s four craziest roller coasters are a bit much for you, there are plenty of other rides. For a more relaxing roller coaster ride, there’s the Mad Mouse, which is just over 10 metres high and has a maximum speed of around 30km/h.
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