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3 reasons why you should visit Fuji Q-Highland Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

Beside Tokyo Disneyland 東京ディズニーリゾートand Universal Studio Japan ユニバーサル スタジオ ジャパン, the amusement park Fuji Q-Highland 富士急ハイランドis one of the most popular amusement parks 遊園地 (yuu-en-chi) in Japan. The park is located in Fujiyoshida 士吉田, Yamanashi prefecture 山梨県 and near Mount Fuji 富士山 (Fuji-san).

1.) Haunted Hospital: Compared to most of the haunted houses お化け屋敷 (o-bake-yashiki) in Europe ヨーロッパ, you walk through the building. The setting inside is an abandoned hospital 病院 (byou-in) with different rooms and actors, who are dressed up as zombies. The actors chase you and try to scare the living daylights out of you which by the way they manage very well. I tried the Haunted Hospital with my cousin and her friends a few years ago. Although we knew that it was all fake, we were terrified and screamed 叫ぶ(sakebu) the whole time. It was quite a blast and I would do it again anytime. The only thing that was a bit annoying was the long line and you have to expect a long waiting time but it is definitely worth it. I have to say it was one of the best but most terrifying experience with a horror house I ever had.

2.) Roller coasters especially the Takabisha 高飛車: I love roller coasters ジェットコースター(jetto kosta)! I love the adrenaline rush, the speed and the feeling when your heart starts racing. The faster, the wilder, the crazier the better. My favourite roller coaster in Fuji Q is the Takabisha. According to their homepage this roller coaster contains a 121 degree freefall and several major twists. The other roller coasters are also worth trying and if you are also a big roller coaster fan then you should definitely visit Fuji Q Highland.

3.) The amazing view from the ferris wheel: The giant ferris wheel 観覧車 (kan-ran-sha) with the super cute name “shining flower” シャイニング・フラワー(50m) is worth mentioning because of its stunning view of Mount Fuji. Unfortunately I totally forgot to take pictures of this view. It also gives you an amazing view of the whole park. I took a ride on the shining flower between all the rides with the roller coasters to give my heart a rest and it was very relaxing.

Some additional vocabulary related to amusement parks:

to have fun 楽しむ (tanoshimu)

scary 怖い (kowai)

merry-go-round メリーゴーラウンド (merri-go-raundo)

admission fee 入園料 (nyuu-en-ryou)

ride a roller coaster ジェットコースターに乗る (jetto costa ni noru)

cotton candy 綿あめ (wata ame)

fear of heights 高所恐怖症 (kousho kyoufushou)

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About the Author: yuki

Although I was born and raised in Austria my parents luckily taught me japanese starting at a very early age. Since most of my relatives live in Japan I try to fly to Japan once in a year. I love reading and cooking and I also enjoy traveling.


  1. Tim Upham:

    I would want to eat “kuma,” because that is the authentic Japanese food to eat. Along with “kuma,” also have “shika.” The Ainu would store large quantities of both for winter. Except, the “kuma” was stored in a separate storage hut.