Get Fuji Q Tickets: Where Thrills Meet Views

Fuji Q Highland (or “Fuji Q Island,” as my 9-year-old likes to call it) was one of the first places I visited in Japan. During a homestay in Hamamatsu, my host family took me to Fuji-Q, where my eyes were fixed on the massive rollercoasters, not the majestic Mt. Fuji backdrop.

Now, as a mum of two kids, the breathtaking view of Mt Fuji often overshadows the rides, but my kids keep me focused on the death drops ahead of me. Fuji-Q Highland offers an “only in Japan” experience, blending thrills with incredible scenery. The park also has specific areas for little kids – particularly those who love Thomas the Tank Engine. I also like how Fuji-Q doesn’t forget to bring the carnival food and food court meal options. 

In this guide, discover why Fuji Q is a must-visit, learn how to buy Fuji Q tickets, explore transportation options, get insights on the best rides, and find my recommendations for food, merchandise, and accommodation.

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Fuji Q Highland Tickets
  • Enjoy all-day, unlimited access to some of the best thrill rides in the world.
  • Admire the stunning views of Mount Fuji while high in the sky on rides like Fujiyama
  • Book through multiple online ticket providers at the same price.
  • Rakuten Travel Experiences also offers an early admission pass.

Why Fuji-Q Highland is a Must-Visit Experience

Fuji-Q lacks the pristine polish of themed parks like Disneyland, but its focus on thrills makes it a unique gem. It’s all about the rides, not the ‘imaginative vibes.’ The signs and the ticket booths are well-loved and full of character. The staff, much like the visitors, mean business – serious thrill-ride business. 

Here’s why you must visit Fuji-Q:

Those dreamy Mt Fuji views

Imagine taking in Mt Fuji views at one of the five lakes or getting those iconic photos down the main street in Fuji-Yoshida. Then, you can switch gears by visiting a theme park with possibly even better Fuji views than any of those nature shots.

World-Class Roller Coasters

Fuji-Q is famous for its world record-breaking rollercoasters. It’s held records for the following:

  • Takabisha was the steepest rollercoaster from 2011 to 2019
  • Dodonpa was the fastest rollercoaster from 2001 to 2003. The Dodonpa is no longer operating.
  • Fujiyama was the tallest rollercoaster when it opened in 1996. It was also the fastest rollercoaster for one year, and it is still one of the longest steel rollercoasters in the world.
  • Eeijanaika is a fourth-dimensional rollercoaster that holds the Guinness World Record for the most inversions (14).

In 2023, Fuji Q also introduced its first new rollercoaster in 12 years, the Zokkon, a motorcycle-type coaster.

Scenic view of the Takabisha roller coaster at Fuji-Q Highland amusement park with Mount Fuji in the background. The coaster's intricate loops and steep drops are silhouetted against the snowy peak of the mountain. Foreground shows a vibrant amusement park setting with green spaces, red umbrellas, and a floral archway.
Takabisha Rollercoaster with Mt Fuji in the Background

Attractions Beyond the Thrills

Fuji Q Highland offers plenty of family-friendly options, such as Thomas Land (for train-loving toddlers) and Lisa and Gaspard Town.

Fuji-Q also has themed attractions based around Naruto and Attack on Titan and one of the longest and most terrifying haunted house attractions (Jikyu General Hospital).

There are also heaps of snacks and treats at Fuji-Q – many of which are limited edition options or flavours and can only be found inside the park. 

Fuji-Q Highland: Essential Planning Tips

Whether you visit for the day from Tokyo or have accommodation near the park, it is important to prepare for Fuji-Q Highland to make the most of your day. 

Best times to Visit Fuji-Q Highland

Fuji-Q Highland rides and ride lines are almost entirely outdoors.  For this reason, the most comfortable times to visit Fuji Q Highland is when the weather is mild (such as Spring and Autumn).  

Also, don’t discount a visit in Winter.  The reason I believe Fuji-Q Highland is amazing in Winter (if you are dressed accordingly) is that Japanese Winter provides some of the most beautiful crisp blue skies. Mt Fuji is also decorated with the most beautiful generous “serving” of snow on top. 

The most challenging time of year to visit Fuji-Q Highland is during July and August. Japanese Summers can be brutally hot and humid, and a day at Fuji-Q is a lot of time to spend outdoors. Summer also means that Japanese skies are cloudier, and Mt. Fuji’s visibility is less predictable.  

It is also important to note that, at the height of Summer, Mt Fuji often has no snow on top at all.  A photo of a big black volcano in the back just isn’t quite as picturesque as the Fuji shots we are used to seeing on postcards and online. 

One more important thing to note for those planning to visit Fuji-Q Highland in August and September.  It might be better to leave ticket purchases or travel plans until the last minute (if possible) as, if a typhoon hits or is even predicted during this season, many of the large thrill rides will, understandably, cease operation.  

For Crowd Prediction information, it is best to see the Fuji-Q Highland crowd prediction calendar website here (to change the site to English, click the red button in the top right hand corner.) 

Generally, January is the least busy month for visiting Fuji-Q Highland. The ‘average busy levels’ months are June, September, and November. The months considered to be ‘very crowded’ at Fuji-Q Highland are March, May, and August. 

Get Your Fuji Q Tickets

The three ways to purchase Fuji Q highland tickets are:

  1. Directly via the site (although many people experience language and card issues doing it this way.)
  2. At Fuji-Q on the day. 
  3. Third-party sites such as Klook, Get Your Guide, KKDay or Rakuten Travel Experiences.

Many third-party sites also sell packages, including round-trip bus and daily pass tickets. 

I found Fuji-Q Highland’s ticket options quite confusing. There’s a standard entry ticket (that doesn’t include any rides), online-only passes, passes that can be purchased online or at the ticket booth, annual passes, and priority ticket passes.

It also doesn’t help that the website is a bit of an old dinosaur. So, allow me to run through all of the options.  

Below, you will see that Fuji-Q uses variable ticket pricing. This means the Fuji Q tickets prices changes depending on when you want to go. You can check the specific prices for a particular day, including admission times, by opening their monthly price lists (for online and booth tickets). When you open the price lists:

  • A = Adult,
  • B = Junior and Senior School Students,
  • C = Elementary School Students and
  • D = Babies, Preschoolers and Seniors (65+).

Standard Entry Ticket

This ticket allows for entry into the park grounds but nothing more.

Entry to the grounds is free, but guests still need to obtain a paper ticket. Rides are not included. 

Without an unlimited ride pass, you have to pay per ride. The cost per ride varies, but most rollercoasters are 2000 yen per ride. If you plan on riding more than two rollercoasters, an unlimited pass makes more sense financially. The slower-paced or child-focused ride prices are more like 500 – 800 yen each. 

Early Park Admission Pass (Online Only)

The Early Admission Pass can only be purchased online.  With this pass, you can enter Fuji-Q 15 or 30 minutes before opening time. The pass gives the ticket holder unlimited attraction rides throughout the day.   

The Fuji Q Highland ticket price ranges for June 2024 are:

  • Adults: 7,000 to 8,500 yen
  • Junior and Senior School Students: 6,500 to 8,000 yen
  • Elementary School Students: 5,400 to 5,900 yen
  • Preschoolers and Seniors: No listed prices.

During the early priority entry times, guests can only ride the large rollercoasters – although this is a fabulous head start to the day and a great way to knock out some of the most popular rides before the rest of the crowds have even stepped in the door. 

1-Day Pass

The 1-day pass can be purchased online or at the ticket booth. The pass gives the holder unlimited rides for the whole day. Children under six or those who are pregnant can’t purchase this ticket online, only at the ticket booth.  

The ticket price ranges are:

  • Adults:  6,000 to 7,800 yen
  • Junior & Senior High School Students: 5,500 to 7,300 yen
  • Elementary School Aged Students: 4,400 to 5,000 yen
  • Preschoolers & Seniors (65+): 2,100 to 2,500 yen

An Online 1-Day Pass: Afternoon Pass

The afternoon pass can also be purchased online or at a ticket booth. This pass allows for unlimited rides after 1 pm. As with the 1-day pass, you can only buy this pass for children under six or pregnant women at the ticket booth, not online.

The price ranges for afternoon tickets are as follows:

  • Adults: 4,100 to 5,900 yen
  • Junior & Senior High School Students: 3,800 to 5,600 yen
  • Elementary School Aged Students: 3,500 to 4,100 yen
  • Preschoolers & Seniors (65+): 1,700-2,000 yen

Priority Ticket Passes

In addition to the entry passes, you can pre-purchase Priority Ticket Passes for the most popular rides at Fuji Q Highland ahead of time for a set time of your choice. Buying a priority pass means that you can skip the queue entirely.  

You can purchase priority passes online, but only by using the Japanese version of the Fuji Q website.  If you know what ride you want, it isn’t hard to figure out, but it is a bit of a pain, and you may need a Japanese speaker (such as someone at your hotel) to help you. 

A way to get around the card and language barriers is to purchase priority ticket passes for Fuji Q Highland via Klook. 

Alternatively, you can purchase priority passes for specific rides at vending machines inside Fuji Q Highland.  The most popular ride priority passes are approximately 3,000 yen per ride (depending on the time of year.) 

Annual Passes

You can also buy an annual pass, but it’s only worth purchasing if you visit Fuji Q Highland more than four times in one year. 

Have a Plan for Your Day at Fuji-Q

The best way to prepare for a great day out at Fuji Q Highland is to check the website to see which rides will be closed and then look at the ride popularity rankings

Next, it’s time to look at the Fuji Q Highland wait times. The Fuji Q Highland app can be handy for viewing wait times and maps of the park in real time, although the app is not available for all phone types and can only be used once you arrive in Japan. 

You’ll notice that the longest wait times by far are for the rollercoasters. So, for those visiting for the thrill rides, it’s best to prioritise the biggest and fastest rollercoasters first. Then, you can go back and ride them for a second and third time as the day goes on. 

It’s also good to check out Fuji Q Highland’s food and restaurant options beforehand. Eating outside traditional mealtime hours is the best way to avoid the busiest times. Avoid eating between 11:45 am and 2 pm if you don’t like to wait.

If you are serious about making the most of your ride and queueing time at Fuji Q Highland Japan, I recommend arriving 30 minutes before opening time on weekdays. On weekends and during peak periods, arrive 30 – 60 minutes before opening.

What should I bring with me to Fuji Q Highland?

Almost all of Fuji Q is outdoors, so it’s important to dress accordingly. That means having a raincoat and even a small hand towel packed for the appropriate seasons. 

A small electric fan is a good idea for hot weather, and I would pack a few extra layers for Winter. Those Japanese pocket hand warmers are also a good idea. They are sold inside the park, too, in case you forget.

It’s worth noting that mornings and evenings are significantly cooler than the middle of the day here. 

Opening Hours

Fuji Q Highland operational hours, ride closures, etc., are forever changing – however, rarely at the last minute. The park management is very organised and publishes the scheduled hours up to six months in advance. 

Unlike many other places and venues in Japan, Fuji Q Highland does not close down over the New Year holidays (Jan 1 – 5) and, in fact, often runs special family-focused events during this time. 

How to Get to Fuji-Q Highland

Fuji Q Highland isn’t near the centre of Tokyo, so visiting it will require some logistical planning (unless you’re staying nearby).  

Highway Bus

Getting to Fuji-Q by bus is, by far, the most popular option. 

A bus takes 1 hour 40 minutes from Tokyo. The most straightforward and common option from central Tokyo is to take the Chuo Highway Bus from the Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal.

Reservations can be made at the Highway Buses website.  A ticket costs 2,200 yen each way – half of that price for children’s tickets. 

Earliest buses depart a little after 6 am, except for Sunday when the first bus is at 7:15 am. Please be very careful when planning your return trip by bus, as the final highway bus departure back to Tokyo is a little after 8:20 pm.  

There are also other highway bus options from Shibuya and another from Tokyo Station. Getting to Fuji-Q Highland from there takes 10-20 minutes longer. A bus from Akihabara runs to Fuji Q Highland once a day, departing at 7:20 am and arriving at Fuji Q at 9:10 am. 

As mentioned above, Klook offers a bus + one-day ticket package for Fuji Q Highland visitors.  

Train 

The train is also an option for those who miss out on bus seats. It costs a little more, takes a little longer, and involves changing trains.

Take the train from Shinjuku to Otsuki (you will need to take the limited express and pay for a reserved seat) and then transfer to the Fujiyuko Line to Fujikyu Highland Station. 

The trip will take approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, costing 4,922 yen each way. 

Car

If the traffic allows, a trip from central Tokyo to Fuji-Q Highland will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Tolls will cost approximately 3,500 yen. There is ample parking at Fuji Q Highland, and the car park fee is 2,000 yen. 

What is the exact address of Fuji-Q Highland? 

The specific address of Fuji Q Highland is 5-6-1 Shin-Nishihara, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture. 

Where to stay for quick and easy access to Fuji Q?

Staying nearby is a more relaxed option than travelling to and from Fuji Q on the same day. You can easily check out the available hotels through Booking.com.

Fujikawaguchiko (most places around Lake Kawaguchi are fine, but use Google Maps to check exact distances) and Fujiyoshida are the easiest options. 

The official hotels next to Fuji-Q Highland are:

  • Highland Resort Hotel & Spa – literally next door to Fuji Q.  This hotel also has Thomas the Tank Engine themed rooms for families. 
  • Cabin & Lounge Highland Station Inn – a capsule hotel, 3 mins walk from Fuji Q Highland Station. 
  • Fujisan Station Hotel– 2 mins walk from Mt Fuji Station and then 3 mins by train to Fuji-Q Highland.

Check out the below map and enter your planned travel dates to see the available accommodation options.

What to Do When You Get to Fuji Q

Forgive me for mothering you on this one. The first things should be:

  • Toilet break
  • Grab a drink from one of the many vending machines out front.
  • Walk through the gift shop without stopping ( it will be there later!)
  • Walk through to the main Fuji Q gate and complete the bag check. The staff will search your bag and then take a picture of your face. Facial recognition technology allows you to reenter the park by just showing your face as your ticket. 
  • Head to your first ride before the line gets too long.
  • Make a plan for your priority passes while waiting for that first ride (if you haven’t already).

Top Fuji Q Rides and Attractions 

Rollercoasters are the most popular thrill rides: Zokkon, Fujiyama, Takabisha, and, best of all, Eejanaika.

Zokkon 

Zokkon is the newest thrill ride at Fuji Q, opening in 2023. It’s a motorbike-style rollercoaster with great acceleration, turns and tunnels. After shooting forward, Zokkon suddenly reverses and goes backwards. While on the ride, original music by Sekai No Owari plays. You must be 120 – 195 cm tall and younger than 65 to ride on Zokkon. 

Fujiyama (aka ‘King of Coasters’)

Fujiyama offers stunning views of Mount Fuji and is a thrilling experience. It’s one of the world’s longest and tallest rollercoasters and is still impressively fast. We loved this ride. Riders must be at least 110 cm tall, and those between 110 and 130cm must ride with an adult or guardian of Junior High School age or older.

View of the Fujiyama roller coaster at Fuji-Q Highland, framed by lush green tree branches. The steel structure of the coaster is complex, featuring multiple loops and steep inclines. In the foreground, a restaurant with a statue of Ultraman on its roof adds a playful element to the scene.
The Fujiyama Rollercoaster

Takabisha

Takabisha is intense but so much fun. It’s my favourite ride in the whole park. Known for its steep 121-degree drop and high-speed loops and curves, Takabisha will get your adrenaline going. Riders must be taller than 125 cm and younger than 55.

Passengers riding the Takabisha roller coaster at Fuji-Q Highland, shown in motion with Mount Fuji in the background. The coaster's sleek design features a black and green car, moving along a white track supported by a complex framework of white beams. The surrounding area includes pine trees and a tall hotel building, enhancing the scenic blend of thrill and nature.
Passengers riding the Takabisha Rollercoaster

Eejanaika 

This 4D coaster spins riders in multiple directions, creating a dizzying, fun experience. Spinning while you travel on this rollercoaster is intense and gave me washing machine vibes, but it was also fun. Riders must be between 125 – 200 cm tall and younger than 55.

A boy and girl walking towards the Eejanaika roller coaster at Fuji-Q Highland. The massive coaster features complex loops and steep drops, constructed with grey steel beams. In the foreground, a Mos Burger fast food restaurant is visible under the coaster structure, with various promotional banners and signs around the entrance.
The Eejanaika Rollercoaster
Passengers on the Eejanaika roller coaster at Fuji-Q Highland are secured in seats that allow for free rotation, shown here hanging beneath the track. The ride's intricate machinery is visible above the seats, and the passengers are pressed back in their seats. The setting includes a ground-level view of parked vehicles and park infrastructure, providing a glimpse into the operational side of the amusement park.
Passengers aboard the Eejanaika

Other Major Rides and Attractions

In addition to the four major roller coasters, there are plenty of other rides and attractions that offer thrills and excitement.

Cool Jappaan (yes, the spelling is correct)

This water-based ride is slower than the rollercoasters, maxing out at about 86 km/hr. It reaches a height of 30m. Even if you wear a poncho, you’ll still get very wet. While it’s not a high-speed experience, it’s still popular, particularly on hot days. Riders must be taller than 110 cm.

Massive splash of water created by the Cool Jappaan Water Coaster, surrounded by a structural blue framework, at an amusement park. The water violently bursts into the air, reaching impressive heights, and creates a white, misty cloud that reflects the sunlight. This dynamic scene is set over a calm water surface with multiple concrete pillars visible.
The Cool Jappaan splash height reaches 18 Metres

Chow Shock Labyrinth- Jikyu General Hospital (aka ‘The Longest & Most Feared Horror Attraction House in History’)

This haunted house is not for the faint-hearted. It is set in an isolated hospital ward where human experiments were performed. This is not a ride. You must walk through the hospital, and the whole experience will take approximately 50 minutes to complete. 

To enter Jikyu General Hospital, you must be elementary school age or older, and elementary students must be with a parent or guardian who is Junior High School age or older. 

Red Drop Tower

The Red Tower is a standard drop tower ride. You sit in a gondola that ascends a tall vertical structure, and then you free-fall at speeds up to 65 km/hr before being safely slowed by brakes. 

While the 52-meter fall offers a sensation of weightlessness and the sudden rises and drops are fun, it doesn’t stand out among the world’s tallest drop towers, such as the 119-meter Giant Drop at Dreamworld in Australia. The view of Mount Fuji sets it apart, as with many other places in the park. You must be over 130 cm tall and under 65 years of age to ride the Red Drop Tower. Preschool children must be with a parent or guardian.

Thrill-seekers experience the excitement of a drop tower ride, called Red Tower, at Fuji Q. The ride features bright red seats with seatbelts. The structure of the tower is painted in bold red, enhancing the intense and dynamic atmosphere of the ride.
Riding the Red Drop Tower at Fuji Q Highland

Despair Fortress

The latest version of Despair Fortress (Impossible Games) is set in the Red Mansion, built by a mysterious person called ‘Z’. You or your group must solve a series of puzzle games and score enough points to proceed to the next level. The attraction has five levels that progressively get more complicated. Reportedly, level four is the highest level people get to. Allow 30 to 90 minutes for Despair Fortress.

Nagashimasuka

Like with Cool Jappaan, you’ll likely get very wet on Nagashimasuka, even if you’re wearing a poncho. As you approach the ride, you’ll be greeted by a pair of 10-metre tall golden lucky cats. Before boarding, signs warn riders of the impending soak. The ride features a 500-metre course filled with twists, turns, and copious splashing, reaching speeds up to 29 km/hr. You must be at least 110 cm tall and under the age of 65 to go on this ride. People between 110 and 130 cm must be with a parent or guardian.

A pair of giant golden sculptures resembling Maneki-neko, the beckoning cats, positioned at the entrance of a water ride at Fuji-Q Highland. The sculptures sit on a red and pink platform surrounded by water, with a wooden bridge leading to the ride. In the background, evergreen trees and a section of a yellow roller coaster track add to the vibrant and dynamic amusement park environment.
Nagashimasuka

Tondemina  

This is a pendulum ride with a 25m long arm and riders seated in a gondola. As the arm swings higher and higher, the gondola rotates. This is a theme park staple, which you’ll see at many theme parks, but it’s still fun. You must be between 137 cm – 195 cm tall and under 65 to ride on the Tondemina.  

Panic Clock 

This is a fast-paced swinging ride where you rotate 360 degrees with your feet dangling the whole time. You must be 140cm tall and under 65. Children under 10 must ride with a parent or guardian who is Junior High School age or older. 

The Panic Clock ride at Fuji-Q Highland, featuring a large, ornate clock face as its central theme with mechanical gears and golden elements. Riders are secured in individual red seats that rotate around the clock on a circular track, offering an exhilarating experience. The background includes a clear blue sky and parts of other amusement park rides, creating a lively and festive atmosphere.
Panic Clock at Fuji Q Highland

Fujisan Airways (similar idea to Soarin’ at Disney)

We loved this so much as a family. You are strapped into rollercoaster-style seats but only lifted close to a big screen, so it feels like you are flying through different scenes. The lines for this ride are mostly indoors, making it a great option if the weather turns bad. Riders must be four and older and taller than 100 cm. Preschool children must ride with a parent or guardian who is Junior High School age or older. 

The entrance to Fuji Airways at Fuji-Q Highland, styled with a vibrant red and blue traditional Chinese architectural theme. The facade features intricate designs and Japanese characters, contrasting with the modern grey metal roof of the larger building behind it. In front of the entrance, there's a green decorative patch on the ground, adding a playful touch to the setting.
Entrance to Fuji Airways

Attack on Titan The Ride – Wall Maria’s Final Capture

This ride is a bit scary for children under 12 and will make more sense if you are a fan of ‘Attack on Titan.’ It’s a flight simulation ride with some sharp turns and sudden drops. You must be aged four or older and taller than 100 cm. Children under six must ride with a parent or a guardian who is Junior High School age or older. 

Tentekomai (a spinning ride that lifts you high in the sky)

On the Tentekomai ride, you control an aircraft using handles on its wings. You can either enjoy a calm, scenic ride or engage in intense maneuvers, performing aerial stunts like 360-degree spins. At its highest, you are 32 metres above the ground. It’s good fun, and the views are fantastic. You must be taller than 130 cm and younger than 65 to go on Tentekomai.  Children under six must ride with a parent or a guardian who is Junior High School age or older. 

The Tentekomai flying ride at Fuji-Q Highland, featuring pairs of riders in bike-like seats suspended from arms that extend from a central column. Each seat is adorned with dynamic red, white, and blue designs, resembling a set of outstretched wings. The ride is set against a clear blue sky, emphasizing the sensation of flying.
Tentekomai Flying Ride

Tekkotsubancho – Sky Tower Swinger 

This twin-seat swing ride is one of the largest swing rides in Japan, reaching a height of 59 metres. As with many of the rides at Fuji Q Highland, the scenic views are awesome. You must be taller than 110 to go on the Sky Tower Swinger.  Riders between 110 and 130 cm must ride with a parent or a guardian who is at least Junior High School age.   

Top Family-Friendly Rides and Experiences

There are also plenty of options for those who don’t like the faster-paced rides.  

Shining Flower

This ride is a large Ferris wheel with a height of 50 metres. Because of its height and ride length of twelve minutes, it’s an excellent way to enjoy the view of Mount Fuji. There are no height or age restrictions. However, children under six must ride with a parent or a guardian. 

View from the Shining Flower Ferris Wheel showing Mount Fuji in the background, its peak capped with snow. In the foreground, an amusement park scene includes various rides like roller coasters and the Tondemina Pendulum Ride labeled 'PIZZALA.' The park is bustling with visitors and scattered red umbrellas, set against a backdrop of lush greenery and clear skies.
Glorious views of Mt Fuji from the Shining Flower Ferris Wheel

Small Lane of GeGeGe no Kitaro – a Monster’s Story

This is a 3D sound attraction set in Gegege No Yokai Yokocho (Alley). Gegege No Kitaro is a 1960 Japanese manga series that popularised ‘yokai’, Japanese folklore creatures. 

You sit in a room with no windows and put headphones on. A rat mouse narrates a slightly scary story. During the story, you will hear various yokai all around you. You can also buy a large amount of Kitaro merchandise. The attraction is for those who are three years and older. Preschool children must be with a parent or guardian of Junior High School age or older.

Tea Cups 

This standard teacup ride has been part of Fuji Q for over thirty years. There are no height or age restrictions. Children under six must ride with a parent or guardian. 

Wave Swinger (a carousel but with swing-style seats)

This is a class swing ride. The ride slowly picks up speed and spins while the chairs go up into the air to a height of about 10 metres. Riders must be 110cm or taller.  Children under six must ride with a parent or guardian.

The Wave Swinger ride at Fuji-Q Highland, a classic swing ride featuring a large rotating umbrella with colorful panels and wave designs. Riders are seated in individual hanging chairs that are spread out and swing outward as the ride spins. The backdrop includes other amusement park rides and a clear blue sky, enhancing the festive and airy atmosphere.
Wave Swinger

Sky Cycle

On the Sky Cycle, you pedal around a rail course in two-seater cars. The course is 336 metres long, and the height above the ground varies from two to six metres. The ride has no height restrictions. Children must be four or older, and children under six must ride with a parent or guardian.

Themed areas at Fuji Q Highland

There is a whole Naruto and the Bokuto Fuji Hidden Leaf Village section, Lisa and Gaspard Town and Thomas Land (Thomas the Tank Engine). 

Naruto Hidden Leaf Village

This themed area has a souvenir shop, two restaurants and a number of attractions. 

 A VR ride called Phantom Theater recreates a battle scene in the Valley of the End. This ride will be more fun if you are familiar with Naruto.  My kids know nothing about Naruto, but they loved it anyway. Riders must be 100 cm tall and seven or older. 

The Naruto village also has a 3D shooting ride, the Ninja Way Museum and some arcade games.

Promotional sign for the new 'Naruto & Boruto' 3D shooting attraction at an amusement park. The sign features vibrant artwork from the anime, including characters Naruto and Boruto in action scenes. The illustration shows guests using 3D glasses and holding light guns, engaged in an interactive shooting game, set against a backdrop of dynamic combat effects.
Naruto 3D Shooting Ride

Lisa and Gaspard – Diary of Sky Journey

This is a slow-moving children’s rollercoaster ride where you sit in a two-person cloud car. It’s also a great way to view Mount Fuji. You must be between 100 cm and 190 cm to go on the ride. Children under six must ride with a parent or guardian. 

Lisa and Gaspard Town has a museum, mirror maze, and the Eiffel Tower Carousel. Food options in Lisa and Gaspard Town include La Banane, Bon Bon Bagel, a tea salon, a bakery/cafe and a patisserie.

Entrance to the 'Voyage Dans Le Ciel' ride at Fuji-Q Highland, themed around the characters Gaspard and Lisa. The ride's facade is adorned with vibrant blue and cloud imagery, with illustrations of the characters floating on clouds. The entrance features multiple levels with transparent blue walkways, enhancing the airy and whimsical theme of the attraction.
Entrance to Diary of Sky Journey

Thomas Land

There are heaps of family-friendly rides and attractions in Thomas Land. Most don’t have height or age restrictions, but preschoolers must be with a parent or guardian who is Junior High School age or higher.

  • Thomas’s Doki Doki Playground. This indoor playground is designed with small children in mind (lots of soft play options.) 
  • Thomas’s Treasure Hunt. An indoor carriage ride through different Thomas-themed rooms. 
  • Thomas & Percy’s Fun Ride. Ride outside on a passenger car pulled by Thomas or his friends through Sodor Island. 
  • The Nia & Animal Coaster. A mini coaster for small children and parents. Children must be three or older.
  • Shutatsu! Harold’s Sky Patrol. A spinning ride where riders sit in small helicopters that slowly go up and down. 
  • Thomas’s Happy Smile. A ride where passengers sit in two-person carriages (Percy, James and Thomas) and go slowly around a small vertical track.
  • Hopping Winston. A small carousel-style ride, but the ‘vehicles’ are Thomas’s characters. 
  • Everybody Twist! A small ride on train. 
  • Mischievous Cranky. A slow-moving monorail-style ride that goes up to a height of seven metres.
  • Exciting Cruise. A small water coaster that has a little splash at the end. 
  • Go! Go! Bulstrode. A back-and-forth rocking pirate ship-style mini-ride. The height restriction is 90 cm and up.
  • 3D Maze Thomas Circus. A maze playground for families. 

There are several food and drink options in Thomas Land, including Thomas Restaurant, Kindley Ladies Kitchen, and Lady Hatt’s Afternoon Tea Booth. There is also a Thomas Station shop where you can buy Thomas merchandise.

Harold's Heli Tour ride at an amusement park, featuring a vertical central column with several small helicopter-shaped cars attached around it, ready to be lifted into the air. The helicopters are painted white and labeled 'Harold', set against a vibrant backdrop that includes other amusement rides like a Ferris wheel. A clear blue sky enhances the colorful and lively setting.
Harold’s Sky Patrol Ride

Food and Drink Options at Fuji Q

The three largest eating areas at Fuji Q are Food Stadium, Garden Kitchen @ Base and Pizza La.

  • Food Stadium at Fuji Q Highland is the biggest food court option. Seating is indoors, and most restaurants accept credit cards. I recommend trying the giant ‘poteriko’ hot fries – they’re so good!
  • The Garden Kitchen @ Base Food Court is next to the Cool Jappaan ride.  The seating here is also indoors. 
  • Pizza-La Express is a sit-down pizza restaurant. They accept credit cards here. 
A hand holding a small paper cup of Calbee Poteriko hot fries in front of a blurred background featuring colorful amusement park interiors. The cup is vibrant yellow with green illustrations and Japanese text.
Poteriko Hot Fries (450 Yen)

Other smaller eateries within the park include:

  • Starbucks (yes, there is a Starbucks inside the park)
  • Village Vanguard Diner (burgers)
  • Bintje (Fries)
  • Mos Burger (Japanese burger chain – check out their Fujiyama burger – only sold here!)
  • Giraffa (Curry bread)
  • Iron Dining Room (not a dining room but a takeout stand that sells Yakisoba)
  • Eat (Bbq meats and fried rice)
  • Oimo & Coco (Roasted sweet potato)
  • RM Cafe (Coffee & Desserts) 
  • Juden Coffee (Coffee)
  • Higuma Donuts (Donuts)
  • Daikanyama Candy Apple (Toffee Apples)
  • Laughing Octopus (Takoyaki & Dippin’ Donuts

If you don’t find the food you need or like at Fuji Q Highland, remember that you can reenter at any time (using the facial recognition technology mentioned early in the article). Many small cafes and restaurants are just outside the Fuji Q Highland gates. There is also a 7-Eleven right outside the park gates. 

Dining with Allergies or Dietary Requirements at Fuji Q

Vegan diners can make good use of Starbucks and Mos Burger options. Please note: Mos Burger has a vegan burger, but it is cooked on the same grill as meat ingredients. Unfortunately, I’m not able to guarantee that the fries are vegan. 

Gluten-free diners may be interested in dining at the Yakitori restaurant in the Naruto section but must double-check what else is used in food preparation. There is also a food stand called Kuroboshi that sells 100% gluten-free churros. Mos Burger occasionally stocks Gluten-Free burgers that are cooked elsewhere and packaged separately (reheated in a microwave). 

For other common allergies, the Thomas Restaurant offers a low-allergen plate option. The menu can change but usually includes a hamburger patty, some vegetables, and dairy-free jelly. 

Merchandise at Fuji Q

Several merchandise shops are around the park, mainly at the entrance and exit, and one big shop is under the Fujiyama coaster. 

Most of the merchandise is Mt. Fuji-themed (accessories, home goods, etc.). Some Japanese-style edible omiyage-style souvenirs are designed to be taken home and eaten with friends and colleagues.  

There is also a wide range of themed T-shirts, some highlighting Fuji Q as a park and others celebrating certain rides.   

A very interesting/unusual shop at the exit of the Haunted Hospital attraction sells spooky goods such as X-ray pictures and other ‘haunted’ memorabilia. 

Facilities at Fuji-Q Highland

Fuju Q Highland has a wide range of facilities and amenities.

Coin Lockers 

Coin Lockers are very easy to find within and around the park – there are more than 850 coin lockers in total. Locker prices are size dependent and range from 200 – 800 yen each ( you will need to pay again every time you open the locker. ) 

Most lockers are near the highway bus terminal, Fuji-Q Highland Station (on the platform), the Fujiyama ride entrance, the Red Tower ride, and the Dispair Fortress restrooms. 

Toilets 

There are plenty of restrooms at Fuji-Q Highland.  Enough that it is easy to spot a public bathroom at all times.  

Baby Change Rooms & Breastfeeding Spaces

There are 11 change tables inside the restrooms at Fuji Q (including options inside the Thomas Land section) and one inside the first aid room. 

The Thomas Restaurant, the Doki Doki Indoor Playground section, the Food Stadium Food Court, and the Lisa and Gaspard area provide quiet rooms for nursing babies. 

Stroller rental and Wheelchair Rental at Fuji Q Highland

From the main entrance, strollers and wheelchairs can be rented for 500 yen a day (a deposit of 1000 yen is required). The strollers are only for babies 7 months and older as they are in a sitting position (so the baby must be able to sit unassisted). 

Free Wifi at Fuji Q Highland

Fuji Q Highland has free wifi inside the park. Connect to the Fujiyama wifi or the Japan wifi as you go. 

First Aid Centre at Fuji-Q Highland

The first aid officer is in the Information Centre next to the Food Stadium Food Court.

How to make the most of your time at Fuji Q Highland

I recommend visiting with friends and family. Take your time. Chat in the lines. It can be a slower-paced day than Disney or Universal Studios.  I feel like it’s a bit more like a country town carnival but with some epic thriller rides. 

Where to eat after Fuji Q Highland?

I recommend going across the highway to Syabu-Yo for Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu. It is an all-you-can-eat restaurant, and you decide whether you want all-you-can-eat meat for 60 or 90 minutes. 

During that time frame, you can help yourself to all-you-can-eat curry, rice, ice cream, salad, vegetables, and make-it-yourself cotton candy.  

No reservation is required. The budget is between 3,000 and 5,000 yen per person. This restaurant is a nine minute walk from the Fuji Q Entrance / Exit. 

A person's hand using chopsticks to lift food from a pot of sukiyaki at a restaurant table filled with various dishes. The table includes a black grill, a plate of fresh vegetables, multiple sauces, and an interactive tablet displaying a menu. Drinks and other condiments are also visible, creating a busy yet organized dining setup.
Syabu-yo Fujiyoshida across the road from Fujikyu for Sukiyaki

If you are staying in the area,  I also recommend checking out Fujisan Shokupan in Fujiyoshida.  It’s a bakery that sells Mt Fuji-shaped bread.  

Have the best time at Fuji Q Highland!

If you’re about to go to Fuji-Q, I’m so excited for you. Once you’ve done all your pre-visit planning, pore over the extensive list of scream-inducing rides and prepare for that first thrill ride of the day! 

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