Have Fun and Go on Rides With Your Beloved Pooch at Fuji-Q Highland This Summer!

  • Fuji-Q Highland (富士急ハイランド) is a popular amusement park in Japan which has been attracting several day-trippers from Tokyo (東京). Though it is not that famous compared to Tokyo Disneyland (東京ディズニーランド), it offers heart-pounding and thrilling rides which plummet down from tall heights. This summer 2017, it has introduced Fuji-Q Wanland (富士急わんランド), an event that allows pet owners to bring their dogs along while riding the attractions. This will only be available until July 9, 2017. Find out more about it!

    Fuji-Q Highland

    Fuji-Q Highland was opened on March 2, 1968, and is located at the foot of Mt. Fuji (富士山). It offers thrilling roller coaster rides for the brave and theme park rides for families. It is known for its extreme rides such as FUJIYAMA, Eejanaika (ええじゃないか), Takabisha (高飛車), and DODONPA (ドドンパ). FUJIYAMA is considered the “King of Coasters” as it gives riders an out-of-this-world experience with its 130 km/hr speed.

    Aside from coaster rides, there are also haunted attractions at Fuji-Q Highland. Popular ones are the Super Scary Labyrinth of Fear (絶凶・戦慄迷宮) and the Bloodthirsty Ward (血に飢えた病棟). The former is said to be the longest and scariest haunted house in history, while the latter allows guests to experience realistic sounds of being attacked in pitch dark.

    Fuji-Q Highland also has rides where you can enjoy viewing the beautiful Mt. Fuji. You can also enjoy animation through Adventure Land of Kaiketsu Zorori (かいけつゾロリのぼうけんランド) or Mizuki Shigeru’s (水木しげる) Ge-Ge-Ge Haunted Mansion (ゲゲゲの妖怪横丁 妖怪小噺). You can also enjoy a wide variety of Japanese food and shops in the area such as the Duty-Free Shop.

    Fuji-Q Wanland Promotion

    The name “Fuji-Q Wanland” comes from the Japanese onomatopoeia for a dog bark – “wan.” This event started on June 24, 2017, and will only be available until July 9, 2017. It allows pet owners to bring their dogs along with them to the park’s outdoor areas. They can also enjoy a number of amusement park rides with their pets: Ferris wheel, paddle boats, merry-go-round, and spinning tea cup.

    Since the summer heat can also be exhausting for pets, a doggy pool has been set up as well as a rest area. Pet admission is same with kids’ – 900 yen. If you’re planning to bring a lot of dogs, you’ll be given a discount of 450 yen for every additional one.

    Animals need a ticket for each ride:

    • Ferris Wheel – 500 yen
    • Paddle Boats – 400 yen
    • Merry-Go-Round – 400 yen
    • Spinning Tea Cup – 400 yen

    Owners are allowed to choose whether they’ll be paying for an all-access pass or for individual attractions. Do take note that pet owners are expected to clean after their own pet so it’s best to carry some poop bags and water bottle.

    If you love your dogs so much and would love to give them a treat of a lifetime, take them to the park with you. Let them explore the surroundings while getting the chance to meet fellow pooches. Make your and your pet’s summer a memorable one by spending it together!

    Booking Details: Fuji-Q Highland Tickets with Transfer and Onsen Package

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