Onioshidashi, 鬼押出し, translates to something like Rocks pushed by monster, because thats apparently what the locals, living on the slope of active volcano Mt. Asama (last eruption in 2009), belived was happening when the volcano eruped in 1783. Ashes was seen as far as Europe (good thing that aeroplanes still had a few years before they were invented) and an entire village and it’s inhabitants were destroyed. Today the former lavaflow is a national park.
Mt. Asama is also known to every Japanese person as the location where the URA-terrorist group in 1972, after having killed a bunch of their memebers and trying to escape the police, seized a lodge in wich they held a hostage for a few (live broadcast) days. If you find that interesting, there’s more about that on Wikipedia.
FujiQ highland is a themepark with four of the worlds greatest rollercoasters. Unfourtenately you have to stand in line for up to three hours to ride each of them. To ride all four of them in a day is simply impossible becuase of the lines. Since we tried the three older ones before, priority number one this time was the new attraction Takabisha, a rollercoaster with the steepest drop in the world.