If you like the thrill of blood pounding and heart beating crazily kind of experiences, then you just have to get on the crazy roller coaster rides in Japan. These rides are not for the weak at heart, as they go through unimaginably sharp turns with people holding on for their lives, screaming at the top of their voices. Check out the top roller coasters in Japan, and if you’re an adrenaline junkie, you’ll soon find yourself in Japan, we guarantee!
10 top roller coasters in Japan
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This scariest roller coaster is situated in one of the best Japanese theme park, Fuji Q Highland. This park has several rides of varying intensity, but Eejanaika wins hands down for a hair-raising experience you won’t forget in your life. It manages to shake the most experienced roller coaster riders, so be sure to have a light lunch. It’s called the 4th dimension ride, as it’s attached to 4 trails instead of 2.
Be ready for the surprise of your life when your seat rotates 360 degrees as your hurtle towards the earth at 80 mph (130 km/hr). This track has broken the Guinness Record for the highest no. of inversions and is one of the top roller coasters in Japan for sure.
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Dodonpa too is located at the Fuji Q Highland park. It was one of the foremost roller coasters in the world to use compressed air which propels the cars out of its dark launch tunnel. The ride is painted in pink and white stripes but don’t be fooled by the cute look. It’s a seriously intense ride and roller coaster fans worldwide come to experience its mind blowing 1.8 second top speed acceleration. Top speed, btw, is 172 km/hr or 107 mph.
3. Moonsault Scramble
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After the Eejanaika and Dodonpa, if you still have the stomach for it, you can ride another of top roller coasters in Japan, the Moonsault has double loops with the exit and entrance looking like a pretzel. When the trip starts, you’d be facing backward and at the second trip you’d be sitting facing forward.
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The best thing for a Batman fan could be a ride in the Diavlo, which is a clone of the original Batman: The Ride roller coaster. As it roller coaster rushes through numerous inversions giving you the thrill of your life, you feel what it’s like to be Batman! It’s one of the top roller coasters in Japan you have to be on.
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Takabisha appears on every list of the world’s most terrifying rides. It starts from a dark tunnel after which you are launched into the many turns and twists just like any other roller coaster. So what’s the special deal with this coaster? What sets it apart is the absolutely blind drop as the curve is 121 degrees. You plummet down the sheer drop and complete 3 more inversions before the hair raising ride comes to a halt. One of the top roller coasters in Japan as you may have guessed.
6. White Cyclone
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Its Japan’s longest roller coaster made of wood, and the third longest in the world. It stands at a height of 42 meters, it’s not a ride you can take lightly.
7. Thunder dolphin
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The Thunder Dolphin is situated at the La Qua amusement park, which is one of the best Japanese theme parks you can visit. As it takes you to the top, you will be happy to see the beautiful scenery which surrounds Tokyo. Enjoy the ride which takes you through the La Qua Building and the Ferris Wheel, called the ‘Big O’. When it’s the season of cherry blossoms, imagine the sheer beauty you’d be viewing.
8. Hollywood Dream
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Located in Universal Studios, Osaka, it’s the Hollywood dream of roller coaster fans. You can go round the roller coasters listening to the tune of your choice, as you go down at breakneck speed for 43 metres. It’s will not pitch you upside down but still the ‘personalized’ roller coaster has enough thrills to make you happy.
9. Steel Dragon 2000
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The Steel Dragon 2000 in Nagasaki Spa Land is the longest steel roller coaster in the world, measuring an incredible 2,479 meters or 8,133 ft. It used to be the fastest as well, but though it has lost that crown, it’s still one of the fastest at 153 km/hr or 95mph. This ride is an amazing thing to look at too, just like a monstrous steel dragon!
10.Vanish : Diving Coaster
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You’ll find the Vanish in Yokohama’s Cosmoland. It’s been named quite aptly, as it seemingly vanishes into the underwater tunnels, falling from 35 metres. This is certainly a ride you don’t want to miss, especially as it enters the water creating a magnificent splash.
Roller coaster lovers will definitely love the exciting, exhilarating rides in Japan with their unique features. They have been designed specially to attract thrill seekers and people from all over the world turn up to experience the amazing, unforgettable rides.