Universal Studios JapanCurrently Open [Closes at 07:30 pm]
The Universal Studios Japan is a major tourist attraction in Osaka and draws a lot of visitors. When opened in March 2001, it was the first theme park under the Universal Studios brand to be built in Asia. It is spread across an area of approximately 39 hectares! Now that is one giant theme park! Popular rides within the park include The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, Hollywood Dream Ride, Jurassic Park and Jaws. A favourite section of the park which is popular with kids and adults alike is the Universal Wonderland. Recently, the Universal Studios also opened its gates to ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’. A must visit for die hard Harry Potter fans (of the books as well as the movies)! The theme park is divided into sections such as San Francisco, New York, Jurassic Park, Hollywood, Amity Village, Universal Wonderland and Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Head over to the Universal Studios Japan along with your entire family for a fun filled day.
1 Day Pass:
- Adults (12+): ¥7400
- Children (4-11): ¥4980
- Seniors (65+): ¥6650
2 Day Pass:
- Adults (12+): ¥12450
- Children (4-11): ¥8420
Rates mentioned are inclusive of taxes.
They also provide express passes. Please check official website for details and rates.
- The theme park has varying seasonal and weekend timings.
- Universal City Railway Station
- A ferry service named Captain Line connects the Universal Studios Japan with the Osaka Aquarium.
- Finnegan’s Bar and Grill (New York section)
- Discovery Restaurant (Jurassic Park section)
- Beverly Hills Boulangerie (Hollywood section)
- Three Broomsticks (Wizarding World of Harry Potter section)
- Snoopy’s Backlot Cafe (Universal Wonderland section)
- Happiness Cafe (San Francisco section)
- Amity Landing Restaurant (Amity Village section)
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95% of people who visit Osaka include Universal Studios Japan in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
70.11% of people start their Universal Studios Japan visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Universal Studios Japan
94.54% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Universal Studios Japan
A little smaller than I was expecting, we were able to go around the main attractions in the space of one day. Really clean, staff were so friendly and very enthusiastic. Queue times weren't as long as I expected but we did visit on a weekday. Great shows and attractions available however there weren't a great many food options. Really easy to access by train and it wasn't all that cramped.
If you have the money, better buy an express pass to save time. One place really worth visiting, especially if you are into roller coasters or thrill rides. Great place to have a lot of fun. Come as early as you can if you want to be able to see and do as much. Food is quite pricey as expected of an amusement park, though at the gates they didn’t check if our bags had food and drinks.
Amazing for HP fans, Jurassic Park, Jaws, Elmo, Snoopy and Hello Kitty. Some US cities which are NY and San Fran. However don't waste money of early entrance pass. Just be there an hour before opening and you will be one of the 1st in line to get it. Express pass however is recommended to skip queues, get the express pass before hand as there are limited per day and using the Single line helps as well.
Wonderful place to spend with your family or loved ones. Lots of cool rides and attractions. Especially enjoyed the Harry Potter, Minions, and Jurassic Park boat ride. Try to come on weekdays and earlier hours as the queues can be long. Price-wise, standard theme park rates. Location is easy to reach from Osaka station.
I would recommend traveller to spend at least one and half day here. They open at 830am! And the crowded stared moving in at 830am sharp. I love love love USJ, it was so much fun, the park is huge and the parade and shows were incredible! And I’m surprised the people who visited are mostly Japanese themselves. Good are amazing, they have variety and international food choices. I stayed at one of the theme park hotel which located just right beside the park, it was so convenient!