Universal Studios JapanCurrently Closed
- Address: 2 Chome-1-33 Sakurajima, Osaka Prefecture 554-0031, Japan
- Timings: 10:00 am - 07:30 pm Details
- Phone: +81-570200606
- Ticket Price: 7400 JPY
- Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
- Tags: Theme Park, Entertainment, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Adventure, Picnic Spot
Universal Studios Japan - Review
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.
Universal Studios Japan Ticket Prices
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.
Universal Studios Japan Hours
- The theme park has varying seasonal and weekend timings.
How To reach Universal Studios Japan by Public Transport
- Universal City Railway Station
- A ferry service named Captain Line connects the Universal Studios Japan with the Osaka Aquarium.
Restaurants Near Universal Studios Japan
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Universal Studios Japan
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
Universal Studios Japan Trips
2 Views12 Days 11 Nights14 Day Trip to Tokyo, Hakone Kyoto, Osaka-shi, from PutrajayaBy: Published PrivatelyCity: Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka
Going for the Harry Potter experience alone is worth it. Go early for the best access and also grab a wand at the wand store so that you can use it to cast spells in about 7 areas in the Harry Potter section of the park. Have lunch at The Three Broomsticks - it's actually a pretty decent lunch. There is a separate line to just walk through the castle than there is to go on the ride... Both are worth it. The rest of the park is also pretty good, the waits can be very very long so invest in an express pass... You will thank yourself later. We got an express pass with timed ticket entrance to Harry Potter world, but ended up not needing the timed entrance as it wasn't peak tourist season, so HP world was open to everyone. The terminator ride stopped working whilst we were there.... We got free express tickets for one other ride to make up for being stuck in a room/line for about 50 min... But honestly I wouldn't waste my time on this ride even if it was working... There are much better attractions. For English speaking tourists... There is very little English... So just enjoy the pictures and rides and avoid the shows. The safety info and important stuff is in English but the characters all speak Japanese... Even in HP world :D Lockers were definitely worth it, and I would suggest holding on to all the receipts from purchased goods and going early to claim your tax back. Have fun!!! It's a great day!! :D
A beautifully designed park for sure. Great detail. But OMG do they know how to take the fun and excitement out of the day by letting so many people in. 2-3 hr waits are no exceptions. Basically it means u can do 3 big rides (3min fun) with 4-6 hr waits. Not cool. Fix it. Disney does this sound much better with their version of the fast track.
I hate queues. Most of the big attractions were around 120 minutes on the sunny August Saturday that we were there so by rights, this would not normally get five stars. However, the rides are really good and, with research, preparation and flexibility, those waiting times come right down. We arrived around 9:30 to reasonably small ticket queues but we had already bought and collected tickets from an online service (Klook). We had also bought a four ride express pass for Harry Potter, Minion Mayhem, Jaws and Jurassic. The first two came with fixed ride times but the others just gave access to the much shorter express queue. Various express pass options exist for different ride combinations, usually as single, four or seven rides so choose carefully. The above four were definitely the best value for money for us. Picking some of the other rides with shorter queues and the occasional 'single rider' queue meant that we never waited more than thirty minutes! I think that meant nine rides in the day which we were very happy with. Food is better here too, compared to most other theme parks I've visited, with a wider range of options (meaning smaller queues again) and better food at lower prices. I know that's not what you come to a park for but it makes for a much more satisfying day! Altogether this is a great day out but definitely worth paying extra for those express passes.
Well thematic rides and ambience with a very helpful staff. My friend lost her phone in 15 minutes they help to get it back. Well done guys. Some improvement would be a fluent English staff and subtitle on the ride would be helpful. So we can really enjoy the entertainment.
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.