One of the top sightseeing spots in Japan is none other than the majestic Mount Fuji. There are a few ways to check out this active volcano, including taking a “flight to nowhere” to see it from a bird’s-eye view. An upcoming option to get an unrestricted view of Mount Fuji is from a viewing deck that sits at the top of the Fujiyama roller coaster at the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in Yamanashi prefecture.
The giant roller coaster reaches a peak height of 79 metres, being the eighth highest in the world, and features a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji as it makes a brief U-turn before a deep plunge. However, in order for non-riders to enjoy this view too, Fuji-Q Highland decided to build the Fujiyama Tower.
The Fujiyama Tower presents three experiences with a range of thrill factors. First, there is the family-friendly Fujiyama Sky Deck that offers panoramic views of Mount Fuji at a height of about 55 metres.
Next, courageous visitors can put on a harness and challenge themselves with the Fujiyama Walk — an exposed walkway without handrails. This is like a whole new level of high-element activity, definitely not for the acrophobic!
The last one is Fujiyama Slider, where visitors can slide through a tube that wraps around the elevator shaft at the centre of the tower, from the viewing deck all the way down to the ground!
Costing around 1.07 billion yen (about S$13.7 million) to build, the Fujiyama Tower is scheduled to open in the summer of 2021.