Fuji-Q Highland

Fuji-Q Highland
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FujiQ Highland MainGate.JPG
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; 138.780Coordinates: 35°29′13″N 138°46′48″E / 35.487°N 138.780°E / 35.487; 138.780
OpenedMarch 2, 1968 (1968-03-02)
OwnerFujikyu Highland Co., Ltd.
(Fuji Kyuko)
Operating seasonYear-round
Roller coasters6
Fujiyama, the longest and tallest roller coaster in 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 was opened on 2 March 1968.[1]

The theme 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 first and largest haunted attraction and the newly built 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

Fuji-Q's most famous roller coasters are the following:

  • Fujiyama, 79 metres tall, 130 km/h,[3] opened in 1996 and was once the world's tallest roller coaster. As of 2007 it is the world's 8th tallest, 5th longest, and 10th fastest roller coaster.
  • Do-Dodonpa, 52 metres tall, 172 km/h,[4] opened in 2001 and was once the world's fastest roller coaster. As of 2013 it is the 4th fastest in the world but still has the highest acceleration at launch time. (Closed indefinitely as of August 2021[5])
  • Eejanaika, 76 metres tall, 126 km/h,[6] opened in 2006 and is only the second "4th Dimension roller coaster" ever built (the first being at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California, US). As a "4th 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 actual track inverts only three times. It surpasses the first built "4th dimension" roller coaster, X², in both height and speed.
  • Takabisha, opened on 16 July 2011, contains a 121° freefall, as well as seven major inversions over 1000 meters of track, and a drop of 43 meters.[citation needed]
Year opened Name Manufacturer Type Design
1995 Rock 'N Roll Duncan(ロックンロールダンカン) Sansei Technologies Steel Sit down
1996 Fujiyama (フジヤマ) TOGO Steel Sit down
2001 Voyage Dans Le Ciel (リサとガスパールのそらたびにっき) Sansei Technologies Steel Sit down/Kiddie
2001 Do-Dodonpa (ド・ドドンパ) S&S Power Steel Sit down
2006 Eejanaika (ええじゃないか) S&S Arrow Steel 4th Dimension roller coaster
2011 Takabisha (高飛車) Gerstlauer Steel Euro-Fighter
2023 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown[7]

Other Rides

  • Tentekomai - Gerstlauer Sky Roller
  • Steel Chief - Zamperla Sky Flyer
  • Tondemina - Huss Giant Frisbee
  • Red Tower - S&S Space Shot
  • Panic Clock - Vekoma Air Jumper
  • Nagashimasuka - Hafema River Rapid Ride


2020–2021 Do-Dodonpa safety complaints

From December 2020 to August 2021, at least 6 visitors were injured[8] while riding the Do-Dodonpa roller coaster. Today, the attraction in question is closed for safety checks.[9]

In popular culture

In 2006, on the 9th Season of The Amazing Race, the final 3 teams came here and rode Tondemina, Dodonpa and Fujiyama while looking for a clue to their next destination.

Bus terminal

Highway buses


  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". 19 August 2012.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Fuji-Q Highland--DODONPA, the world’s tremendous roller coaster Archived 28 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Fujikyuko Co., LTD, and Fujikyu Highland. 2006. Accessed 2010-12-04.
  5. ^ "Do-Dodonpa Roller Coaster Closed After Broken Bones Reported".
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ (PDF) https://www.fujikyu.co.jp/data/news_pdf/pdf_file2_783.pdf. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "2 more injuries tied to rides at amusement park near Mt. Fuji reported". Mainichi Daily News. 24 November 2021. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
  9. ^ "Japanese rollercoaster shut as injuries investigated". BBC News. 25 August 2021. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g "Express bus bound for Mt. Fuji - FUJIKYUKO BUS". bus-en.fujikyu.co.jp. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "富士山を発着する高速バス - 富士急行バス". bus.fujikyu.co.jp. Retrieved 18 March 2016.

External links

  • Fuji-Q Highland homepage (English, unreliable machine-translated text)
  • Fuji-Q Highland at the Roller Coaster DataBase
  • Fuji-Q Highland on CoasterGallery.com
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