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Mt. Fuji Part 2 – Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park


A shot of the Eeijyanaika rollar coaster track at twilight

When was my last trip to an amusement park? Probably more than two or three years ago, I guess. Truthfully speaking, amusement parks are ideal for dating or for bringing kids, but not a great place for loners. Can you imagine riding a rollercoaster all by yourself?

Well, not me.

However, if I’m spending good money for room at a hotel resort next to a major theme park, and the concert ticket offers free access to the park, hey, why not indulge in a little bit of childhood fantasy?


Leaves turning red at the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park

Therefore, in addition to enjoying the hot springs next to the hotel, I decided to take advantage of my ‘geographic’ advantage and visit Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park.


A sign saying "Fuji-Q conquered!!"

I’ve heard many things about the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park before, especially that the ride FUJIYAMA is one of the most impressive rollercoaster rides in Japan, complete with a great view of Mount Fuji.


The track of Fujiyama ride in the night

Enough talk, and let the photos speak for themselves. Enjoy!


Gateway to the Eeijyanaika coaster ride


People are flipped upside down as the coaster descends from the peak


Hey, I'd hope someone will tell me where to buy a "handy phone" - sounds like a cool gadget!


Watch how the people swing in mid-air


Urrr... they forgot to pass out raincoat to the poor guys on the crosswalk


Panic Clock. I can't help but wonder why people pay good money to get tossed all over the place...


Two gigantic good fortune cats statues in the middle of a pond


Well, enough for the standard scenes. It is now time for some humorous items at the park to be shown in this blog:


Ad introducing the great Mt. Fuji water at the hot springs resort next door. The billboard is designed to look very retro and comical


Care to try out a grasshopper coaster ride?


Announcing the new manpower rollar coaster... coming in 2051


You know Power Rangers, right? Well, here's the new Ranger-team from the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park!






November 7, 2009 - Posted by | Trips

1 Comment »

  1. The rides I found just average but overall a nice place to spend an afternoon. Fuji Q have pretty fun TV commercials too

    Comment by Cal | March 15, 2011 | Reply

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