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Access Guide : How to get to Fuji-Q Highland Information
- Nestled at the base of Mount Fuji, Fuji-Q Highland is one of Japan’s most popular amusement parks. In this article, we’ll introduce the various means of accessing the park, as well as providing ticket and hotel information. So if you’re ready to get your adrenaline pumping while riding Fuji-Q Highland’s thrilling rolling coasters and scream-inducing haunted houses, then read on. What is Fuji-Q Highland? Originally opening in 1968, Fuji-Q Highland is famed for its numerous roller coasters and two haunted attractions - the Haunted Hospital and the Endless Haunted Mine. It also features a children’s area themed around Thomas the Tank Engine and a pavilion where you can step into the world of Japanese anime series Evangelion. The unique views of Mount Fuji are another highlight of the park, offering an angle not regularly seen. Fuji-Q Highland Traveling to Fuji-Q Highland from Tokyo Fuji-Q Highland Park is easily accessible from Tokyo by train, bus or car. To help you plan your trip, we’ll explain how to get there using each of these transport options. Traveling to Fuji-Q Highland from Tokyo Get to Fuji-q by train The nearest station to Fuji-Q Highland is Fujikyu-Highland Station, which is located on the Fujikyuko Line. There are two options for those wanting to travel by train to the amusement park: Fujikyu-Highland Station 1. Travel from Shinjuku on the Fuji ExcursionThe Fuji Excursion is a limited express service known as Fuji Kaiyu in Japanese. It travels directly from Shinjuku to Fuji-Q Highland, with no need to transfer along the way.The journey takes 1 hour and 52 minutes, and the fare costs 4,130 yen or is free if you have purchased the JR Tokyo Wide Pass. The current timetable can be viewed at here Fuji Excursion 2. Travel along the JR Chuo Line and Fujikyuko Line from Tokyo StationThis route requires you to transfer from the JR Chuo Line to the Fujikyuko Line at JR Otsuki Station. On arrival at Fujikyu Highland Station, simply exit the ticket gate, and you will see the second entrance in front of you. There are limited direct trains from Tokyo Station to Otsuki Station on the JR Chuo Line, so you may opt to travel from Shinjuku Station, Mitaka Station, Tachikawa Station or Takao Station instead. The journey from Tokyo Station to Otsuki Station takes 1 hour 14 minutes (limited express), and 1 hour 48 minutes (normal service). Fares cost up to 2,540 yen, with the ticket itself costing 1,520 yen and the limited express seat adding 1,020 yen. The current timetable can be viewed at hereFor your reference, the limited express trains are named the Kaiji, Azusa, and Super Azusa”.The journey from Otsuki Station to Fujikyu Highland Station takes 49 minutes (limited express) and 1 hour (normal service). Fares cost up to 1,700 yen, with the ticket itself costing 1,100 yen while the limited express service adds 400 yen and a reserved seat is 200 yen. If you have a JR Tokyo Wide Pass, your journey on this route will be free. The current timetable can be viewed at here Fujikyuko Line Get to Fuji-q by bus It’s easy to travel by bus from various destinations in Tokyo to Fuji-Q Highland and fares are very reasonable. In addition, you can find combination tickets that include a round-trip bus journey and a free pass to the amusement park. There are two main companies offering bus transport: 1. Fujikyuko Bus joint operations Fujikyuko Bus offers transport to Fuji-Q Highland from various Tokyo metropolitan areas (Shinjuku, Tokyo, Shibuya, Shinagawa), as well as from Narita Airport and Haneda Airport. The current timetable can be found at https://bus.fujikyu.co.jp/highway/fujisan. ■Shinjuku Station to Fuji-Q HighlandFujikyuko and Keio buses depart from the Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal (Shinjuku South Exit, Busta Shinjuku 4th floor). The journey takes around two hours and the fares cost about 2,000 yen, with reservations available online at https://www.highwaybus.com/gp/index or by telephone:Fujikyu Call CenterTEL: 0555-73-8181 (open from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm)TEL: 0570-022956 (open from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm)Keio Highway Bus Reservation CenterTEL: 03-5376-2222 (open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm) ■Tokyo Station to Fuji-Q HighlandFujikyuko and JR buses depart from Tokyo Station’s Yaesu South Exit and Yaesu North Exit (in the adjacent Tekko Building). The journey takes around two hours and the fare costs about 2,000 yen, with reservations available online at Japan Expressway Bus Net or Japan Bus Online. You can also purchase tickets at Family Mart, Lawson, Ministop and Circle K Sunkus convenience stores or by telephone:Fujikyu Call Center:TEL: 0570-022956 (open from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm)TEL: 0555-73-8181 (open from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm)JR Bus Kanto Expressway Bus Reservation CenterTEL: 03-3844-0495 (open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm) 2.Willer Express Willer Express operates buses to Fuji-Q Highland from the Tokyo metropolitan area (Tokyo Station, Akihabara Station, Shibuya Station, Ikebukuro Station), as well as from Narita Airport. Tickets from the metropolitan area cost 2,000 yen while travel from Narita Airport is 4,000 yen, with reservations available online at https://travel.willer.co.jp/brand/fujikyu/ or by telephone:Willer Express Reservation CenterTEL: 050-5578-9348 (open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm)Willer also offers round-trip tickets including a free pass to Fuji-Q Highland and accommodation packages that can be purchased at https://travel.willer.co.jp/tour/campaign/fujiq/. Willer Express Tickets Admission to Fuji-Q Highland has been free since July 2018, with visitors just paying for individual rides and attractions, which cost between 400 and 2000 yen each. However, you still need to get an admission ticket from the ticket window before entering the park. It's also possible to purchase a Free Pass, which includes unlimited rides for the entire day. If purchased online, it costs 6,000 yen for adults, 5,500 yen for youth (12-17 years of age), 4,300 yen for children (6-11 years of age), and 2,000 yen for infants (under 6 years) and seniors (65+).If you want to skip the queues, opt for the Zekkyo Priority Ticket, which includes a free pass and costs 9,600 yen for adults, 9,200 yen for youth (12-17 years of age) and 7,900 yen for children (6-11 years of age). Combination tickets, including bus, train or car rental to access Fuji-Q Highland are also available. A one-day unlimited rides pass and round-trip train travel from Shinjuku Station costs between 7,700 and 7,900 yen for adults and between 7,500 and 7,600 yen for junior and senior high school students. Bus combination tickets cost around 7,700 yen for adults, 7,300 yen for students (12 to 18 years of age), and 4,760 yen for children (3 to 12 years of age). Packages including a full day's car rental start from around 5,300 yen per person. Where to buy tickets Tickets for Fuji-Q Highland can be purchased at the ticket window near the entrance or from select convenience stores. They’re also available from the amusement park’s official website at https://www.fujiq.jp/ticket/e-ticket.html. Free Pass advance-purchase tickets will see you save up to 500 yen on the regular price and include unlimited rides. If you purchase a Facial Recognition Pass online, you can enter Fuji-Q Highland through the priority gate. Hotels If you’re looking for somewhere to stay near Fuji-Q Highland, we recommend the Highland Resort Hotel & Spa. It’s located adjacent to the Fujiyama Onsen, which is accessible to hotel guests free of charge during their stay, so you can enjoy a soak in the hot spring before returning to the park. Hotel guests also enjoy free access to the Fujiyama Museum where you can admire paintings of Mount Fuji created by several contemporary artists. Not only does the Highland Resort Hotel & Spa offer diverse options for the entire family, they will also allow you to leave your luggage at the reception before check-in or after check-out. There are several other hotels in the immediate vicinity of Fuji-Q Highland, including the three-star HOTEL MYSTAYS Fuji Onsen Resort, the conveniently located Fujisan Station Hotel, and a luxury capsule hotel known as the Cabin & Lounge Highland Station Inn. HOTEL MYSTAYS Fuji Onsen Resort HOTEL MYSTAYS Fuji Onsen Resort ©NAVITIME JAPAN. 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- 23. February. 2020
Yamanashi prefecture is the proud home of one of Japan's most celebrated icons: Mount Fuji. Although the mountain straddles both Yamanashi and Shizuoka, the most breathtaking views of Fuji-san can be seen from the Fuji Five Lakes north of the mountain in Yamanashi prefecture. The plethora of outdoor activities in and around the lakes all have the benefit of the country's highest mountain as their backdrop, and we can assure you that it is an unforgettable sight.
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