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 Opening and Closing 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
51.7% of people start their Universal Studios Japan visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Universal Studios Japan
90.41% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan Map
Universal Studios Japan Trips
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Generally less crowded than Disney Tokyo. But there is a wider variety of foods comparatively. The rides are fun and Harry Potter is one of the main highlights. Bring the usual sun protection and such. Staff are enthusiastic and the meet the public sessions of the various characters are always fun. But even with the lighter crowds the lines for the rides are long, be prepared to wait. In all, a good experience for the kids, but to fully enjoy all the rides, kids should be about 122 cm tall, of course by then, you have to pay for them so, weigh the benefits. If you have younger kids, you can take advantage of the child switch concept or simply switch care givers throughout the day.
A must to buy the Fast Pass!! It was worth every dollar. However it can be a bit pricey. I got the fast pass 7 and that cost me about S$170. Not including the admission ticket of about S$90+. The best ride was The Flying Dinosaur!! A must for the thrill seekers! Hollywood Dream and HP Forbidden Journey were both enjoyable as well. Do walk around the park to try different themed food such as minion sandwich or cream puff! Photo worthy and taste good.
This is simply amazing. It's the first time I went to a theme park, not a fan previously. But the Hollywood dream and Minions totally changed my mind. For the Harry Potter fans, we arrived roughly 1h before the park opened and there were already like 20+ visitors ahead of us in our line alone. The moment it opened, we rushed to Harry Potter, no waiting entailed. The ride was a bit scary but really cool. Minions was really relaxing. Single Rider was available in Hollywood Dream. I went after taking the backwards ride. I am not sure but all three single rides I went on they were facing forward. One tip: if you book the ticket online, better print the QR code, i failed to scan it at the entrance.
Do not miss this theme park! I'm from Florida so I've been to universal Orlando but there was something super fun about going to Japan's version. A must do if you are in Osaka! I recommend going for when the park first opens and heading straight for Harry Potter! Ride forbidden journey even if you've ridden it before! The quality of the ride is so much better in Japan than in Orlando. They have upgraded the effects and the video. I went for cool Japan and it was awesome not knowing any Japanese it was still able to enjoy everything. All the rides had acceptable wait times. Nothing in the crazy 400 minute range.
Spent a full 11 hours (9am-8pm) here and loved every moment. Recommend buying the 7-ride Express pass as you can jump the queue for most major rides. The harry potter 4D ride is mind blowing, combining 3D cinema with a moving coaster and practical effects. The cafe near Hogwarts castle also had very juicy chicken- surprisingly good for theme park food. Plenty of kids areas (Minions, Sesame St etc).