Welcome to Takabisha, the steepest roller coaster in the world:
3,300 feet long, 141 feet tall, 62 m.p.h., 121 degrees over vertical drop — and two minutes and 40 seconds of pure thrill and exhilaration.
As I approached the two-month mark of my semester abroad in Japan, mid-term exams and projects arrived. As a breather, right before mid-terms, a group of friends and I decided to head down to Fuji-Q Highland (“Fujikyu Hairando”), one of the most amazing and thrilling amusement parks. Famous for its world-record roller coasters and attractions, it is definitely an awesome place to go and have fun with friends on a day or weekend trip. As a thrill-seeker and roller coaster enthusiast, I have had a longstanding dream to go to this amusement park. I was extremely excited to go to Fuji-Q and ride Takabisha as they have been on my bucket list for quite some time.
There were quite a few interesting things that I noticed when I went to the amusement park, so I wanted to share some of my observations and tips for going to Fuji-Q Highland. Hopefully, if you ever plan on making your way over to the town of Fujiyoshida, near the base of Mount Fuji, these tidbits will be a little helpful to you. Continue reading “The Steepest Roller Coaster in the World”