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Fuji-Q Highland

Coordinates: 35°29′13″N 138°46′48″E / 35.487°N 138.780°E / 35.487; 138.780
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Fuji-Q Highland
Front gate of the theme park
Location5 Chome-6-1 Shinnishihara, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi-ken 403-0017, Japan
Coordinates35°29′13″N 138°46′48″E / 35.487°N 138.780°E / 35.487; 138.780
Opened2 March 1968 (1968-03-02)
OwnerFujikyu Highland Co., Ltd.
(Fuji Kyuko)
Operating seasonYear-round
Roller coasters6
Fujiyama, the longest and tallest roller coaster at Fuji-Q Highland
The Haunted Hospital

Fuji-Q Highland (富士急ハイランド, Fujikyū Hairando, formerly the Fujikyu Highland) is an amusement park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan, owned and operated by the namesake Fuji Kyuko Co. It opened on 2 March 1968.[1]

The park is near the base of Mount Fuji. It has a number of roller coasters, as well as two haunted attractions: the Haunted Hospital, the world's largest haunted attraction, and the Hopeless Fortress.[2] Other attractions include Thomas Land, a children's area with a Thomas the Tank Engine theme, and attractions themed to Mobile Suit Gundam, Hamtaro and Neon Genesis Evangelion.


Roller coasters[edit]

Fuji-Q Highland has six roller coasters:

  • Eejanaika (ええじゃないか): 76 metres tall, 126 km/h.[3] Opened on 19 July 2006 and is only one of three fourth dimension roller coasters ever built. As a fourth dimension roller coaster, its seats can rotate 360 degrees forward or backward in a controlled spin, thus allowing Eejanaika to invert 14 different times, even though the track itself inverts only three times.
  • Fujiyama (フジヤマ): 79 metres tall, 130 km/h.[4] Opened in 1996 and was once the world's tallest roller coaster. As of 2022, it is the world's 4th longest and 11th tallest roller coaster.
  • Nia and Animal Coaster (ニアとアニマルコースター): 17 km/h.[5] Opened on 18 July 1998. A kiddie coaster themed after Thomas the Tank Engine. Known as Rock 'N Roll Duncan (ロックンロールダンカン) from 1998 to 2023.
  • Takabisha (高飛車): 43 metres tall, 100 km/h. Opened on 16 July 2011. Contains a 121° freefall, as well as seven major inversions over 1000 metres of track.[6] Formerly the world's steepest roller coaster, until the opening of TMNT Shellraiser in 2019.
  • Voyage Dans Le Ciel (リサとガスパールのそらたびにっき): 20 metres tall, 50 km/h.[7] Originally opened on 20 July 2000 as a flying coaster named Birdmen (バードメン). Was converted to an inverted coaster in 2003 due to mechanical issues. Known as Great Fluffy Sky Adventure (ふわふわお空の大冒険) from 2003 to 2017.
  • Zokkon (ぞっこん): 25 metres tall, 73 km/h.[8] Opened on 20 July 2023. Launched steel family coaster.
Year opened Name Manufacturer Type Design
1996 Fujiyama (フジヤマ) TOGO Steel Sit down
1998 Nia and Animal Coaster (ニアとアニマルコースター) Sansei Technologies Steel Sit down/kiddie
2001 Voyage Dans Le Ciel (リサとガスパールのそらたびにっき) Hoei Sangyo Steel Inverted/kiddie
2006 Eejanaika (ええじゃないか) S&S Arrow Steel Fourth-dimension roller coaster
2011 Takabisha (高飛車) Gerstlauer Steel Sit down (Euro-Fighter)
2023 Zokkon (ぞっこん) Intamin Steel Sit down/Straddled (Family launch coaster)[9][10]

Other rides[edit]


Do-Dodonpa safety complaints[edit]

From December 2020 to August 2021, at least 6 visitors were injured[11] while riding the Do-Dodonpa roller coaster.[12] This led to the coaster's eventual closure in 2024.[13]

In popular culture[edit]

In the 1985 Hong Kong comedy action film My Lucky Stars, starring Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan, the criminal gang's headquarters are underneath Fuji-Q Highland.

In 2006, on the 9th season of the American reality game show The Amazing Race, the final 3 teams visited Fuji-Q Highland and rode Tondemina, Dodonpa and Fujiyama while looking for a clue to their next destination.


  1. ^ "Fuji-Q Highland". Japan and Me. 7 June 2016. Archived from the original on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  2. ^ "The new Ennosuke; Kohei the assassin; CM of the week: Fuji-Q Highland". The Japan Times. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  3. ^ Fuji-Q Highland--eejanaika, the 4th dimension coaster Archived 10 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Fujikyuko Co., LTD, and Fujikyu Highland. 2006.. Accessed 2010-12-04.
  4. ^ Fuji-Q Highland--FUJIYAMA, the king of roller coasters Archived 12 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Fujikyuko Co., LTD, and Fujikyu Highland. 2006. Accessed 2010-12-04.
  5. ^ "Nia and Animal Coaster - Fuji-Q Highland (Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan)". rcdb.com. Retrieved 14 March 2024.
  6. ^ "Takabisha – Fuji-Q Highland (Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan)". rcdb.com. Retrieved 28 February 2023.
  7. ^ "Voyage Dans Le Ciel - Fuji-Q Highland (Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan)". rcdb.com. Retrieved 14 March 2024.
  8. ^ intamin_admin (28 July 2023). ""Zokkon" – Fuji-Q, Japan". Intamin Amusement Rides. Retrieved 14 March 2024.
  9. ^ https://www.fujikyu.co.jp/data/news_pdf/pdf_file2_783.pdf. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Zokkon | 富士急ハイランド".
  11. ^ "2 more injuries tied to rides at amusement park near Mt. Fuji reported". Mainichi Daily News. 24 November 2021. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
  12. ^ "Japanese rollercoaster shut as injuries investigated". BBC News. 25 August 2021. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
  13. ^ "Do-Dodonpa News". 13 March 2024.

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